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1964-1965 New York World's Fair New York State Pavilion is a historic world's fair pavilion at Flushing Meadows – Corona Park in Flushing, Queens, New York.
The New York State Pavilion was designed and built between 1962 and 1964. It was designed by the modernist architect Philip Johnson. It..

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Kazanluk, Bulgaria
by Georgi Stoilov

This monument located on Mount Buzludzha is the biggest ideological monument in Bulgaria. It was completed in 1981, as a tribute to the 90th anniversary of the foundation of the Bulgarian socialist movement, which was established in a congress held at this location in 1891. North and south access..

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The Printing plant of "Ogonyok" magazine designed by Lazar Markovich Lissitzky is likely to be the only extant building based on the blueprints of this master. Located at 1st Samotechny Lane, it is Lissitzky's sole tangible work of architecture. It was commissioned in 1932 by Ogonyok magazine to..

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City Hall Station, situated on a loop of track in front of City Hall, was the original southern terminal of the Interborough Rapid Transit subway. The site of the 1900 groundbreaking, this station was designed to be the showpiece of the new subway. Unusually elegant in architectural style, it is..

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John Bancroft’s 1970s extension to the former Greater London Council’s headquarters lay empty for exactly twenty years before being demolished in 2006 to make way for a hotel. Sitting in the middle of a busy roundabout at the southern end of Westminster Bridge, the County Hall Island Block was an..

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It consists of a combination of square modules, based on cell biology. Flexible, it has been designed to easily transform: the walls are light, flexible and can be changed at the discretion of space users. The façade panels, solid or glass, can also be interchanged at will.

In this school..

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Haludovo Palace Hotel

Malinska, Croatia
by Boris Magaš

The Haludovo Palace Hotel is an abandoned resort hotel on the Croatian island Krk north of Malinska. The designer of the complex was Boris Magaš. The construction begun in 1969 and lasted till 1972. The hotel complex Haludovo is an ensemble of various architectural typologies. The resort..

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Hotel Fjord

Kotor, Montenegro
by Zlatko Ugljen

Hotel Fjord stands in a prime location, at the very end of Boka Kotorska Bay and close to Kotor’s historic center, a UNESCO-protected site. The design by Zlatko Ugljen, a Yugoslavian architect of Bosnian origin, was selected through an open architecture competition. When it was completed in 1986,..

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Kajak Club Galeb

Podgorica, Montenegro
by Vukota Tupa Vukotić

Kayak Club “Galeb” is located in Podgorica, on the left bank of the Morača river, just above Labud beach. Initially, the building included a restaurant, beach café, and kayaking club. Galeb was abandoned after several attempts to maintain the beach bar; the original kayaking club did not last..

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Sanzhi Pod City

Taiwan, China

The Sanzhi UFO Houses (Chinese: 三芝飛碟屋; pinyin: Sānzhī Fēidiéwū), also known as the Sanzhi Pod Houses or Sanzhi Pod City, were a set of abandoned pod-shaped buildings in Sanzhi District, New Taipei City, Taiwan. The buildings resembled Futuro Houses, some examples of which can be found elsewhere..

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The Michigan Building is an office building and former theater in downtown Detroit, Michigan. It was constructed in 1925 and stands at 13 floors in height. It contains retail space, offices, and a parking garage.

The high-rise was constructed in the Renaissance Revival. The exterior of the..

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Beelitz, Germany
by Heino Schmieden, ...

The Beelitz Heilstätten is a sanatorium complex with strong historical connections in the middle of a forest just outside Berlin - Hitler was here after being injured in the First World War, as well as Honecker, the last president of East Germany. This complex is a tipical example of abandoned..

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Hotel Jadran

Makarska, Croatia
by Branko Bon

Htel Jadran was socialist Yugoslavia’s first hotel. Branko Bon, a Croatian anti-fascist and one of Tito’s favorite architects, contributed the design concept, while several hundred German POWs provided the manual labor. The prisoners installed the hotel’s marble floors, its french doors and its..

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Teufelsberg Radio Towers

Berlin, Germany

Teufelsberg is a mountain and a place charged with history. During the Nazi period, the shell of the Military Technology Faculty building was here. It was blown up after the war and 25 million cubic meters of Berlin rubble was piled up here. And this is how the Teufelsberg, which gets its name..

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Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine

The history of this Cyclopean monument to Cold War megalomania (referred to at various times as «The Arc», “Steelyard”, “Russian Woodpecker” and “brain burner”) began in 1946 when Soviet engineer N.I. Kabanov initially proposed the idea of the developing a system for the early detection of enemy..

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The bunkers of Albania are a ubiquitous sight in the country, with an average of 5.7 bunkers for every square kilometre. The bunkers were built during the communist government of Enver Hoxha from the 1960s to the 1980s; by 1983 a total of 173,371 concrete bunkers had been constructed around the..

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Salton Sea

Imperial Valley, California, USA

Often described as the only man-made mistake visible from space, the story of Salton Sea dates back to the end of the late 1890s when a Californian developer named Charles Rockwood decided to divert part of the Colorado River through two channels and bring water to the dry but fertile desert of..

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Motel Panorama

Rijeka, Croatia
by Ivan Vitić

Motel Panorama is part of a motel chain Vitić planned for the agricultural industrial combine Sljeme. Three of five originally planned motels were built, in Preluka, Biograd na Moru and Trogir. Characteristic of Vitić's motel chain is the cladding of the facade and interior public areas with..

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Motel Trogir was built in 1965 and designed by one of the leading architects of the Socialist Yugoslavia Ivan Vitić. It is situated at the western entrance to the city of Trogir on the Adriatic coast (25km from the city of Split). The motel was inaugurated the same year the Adriatic Highway.
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