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A general view shows the Kaliningrad Stadium, which will host matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, in Kaliningrad, Russia April 11, 2018.

Russia spent billions on the most expensive World Cup ever — take a tour of the stunning stadiums

In 11 cities across Russia, the country has built and revamped 12 stadiums that each cost hundreds of millions of dollars. Let's take a look at the venues' architectural designs.
Kim Jong-Un poses in front of the Wonsan Baby Home and Orphanage in June 2015.

28 photos that show North Korea’s obsession with huge, odd buildings

In a country that keeps so much under wraps, North Korean architecture ends up speaking volumes. Here's a look at some of the country's most fantastical buildings.

11 tips for visiting Apple’s $5 billion headquarters, Apple Park

Apple's campus has a completely circular building and walls made out of glass. Inside of the building, which is one mile in circumfrence, Apple employees are busy working on the company's next big thing, like the iPhones expected to come out this September.

The San Francisco tower housing Facebook’s new HQ is being hailed as ‘earthquake-proof’ — here’s why one of its engineer...

The newly-opened San Francisco mixed-use tower is recognizable by its ivory-colored aluminum exoskeleton, which is designed to absorb the impact of high winds and earthquakes. As a result the tower is being lauded as 'earthquake-proof,' a label one of the tower's engineers rebuffs. Here's why.

Here’s what could happen to America’s hundreds of dead malls

Thousands of mall-based stores — most recently Sears and Claire's — are closing around the US. Urbanism experts say they may transform into schools, gyms, food markets, and community centers.
A rendering of the American Dream Mall in Miami, Florida.

The largest mall in the US is coming to Miami, and it will have a massive indoor water park and ice rink

Miami is building a $4 billion shopping and entertainment complex — called the American Dream — that will be even larger than the Mall of America and King of Prussia. As hundreds of malls close around the US, the American Dream mall could be a more viable model for retail developments in the future.
The renovated Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep school in Waukegan, Illinois.

Before-and-after images show how an abandoned Kmart was transformed into a high school

In the Chicago suburb of Waukegan, Illinois, the design firm JGMA converted an old Kmart into a bright blue-and-green high school. Before the transformation, the big-box store laid abandoned.
150 Charles, an condo complex in New York City designed by COOKFOX Architects, DPC and Alan Wanzenberg Architect & Design.

The most exceptional new homes in North America, according to architects

The American Institute of Architects announced the winners of its 2018 Housing Awards, considered one of the most prestigious prizes in the field of architecture. This year's competition features several types of homes.
A rendering of Wayaland, a conceptual city of modular, floating pyramids.

This proposed city of $420,000 floating pyramids is seeking ‘citizens’

Architecture firm Lazzarini Design Studio launched a crowdfunding campaign to build Wayaland, a city of 20 floating pyramids. Lazzarini is now enrolling "citizens" for the city.
The original Penn Station in New York City is one of many buildings that has fallen from grace. It was sold and demolished in 1962.

Then and now: 12 iconic American buildings that fell from grace

Some of the most notable buildings in the US are the ones that have fallen from grace, from Manhattan's original Penn Station to Houston's Astrodome.