Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

We love watching cities being crushed, blown up and swept away — it happens in a lot of this summer's biggest movies. There's just something so viscerally thriling about structures coming down in flames. Here's some of our favorite concept art of cites getting totally smashed.

Top image: Crysis 2 artwork by Dennis Chan

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

Washington DC destroyed in Devil's Third concept art

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

Mortal Kombat Vs. DC: Worlds Collide Concept Art

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

Fallout Online concept art

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

Crysis 2 artwork by Dennis Chan

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

Crysis 2 artwork by Dennis Chan

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

Robot destruction by Ross Dearsley

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

Concept art by Eiki Iwamura

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

Artist unknown

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

Guild Wars 2 concept art

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

Matrix Revolutions concept art by George Hull

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

Concept art from Frontlines: Fuel of War

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

Art for the Project 8 mod for Half-Life.

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

Godzilla art by CheungChungTat on Deviant Art, tons more at the link.

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

Godzilla art by CheungChungTat on Deviant Art, tons more at the link.

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

Godzilla art by CheungChungTat on Deviant Art, tons more at the link.

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

Godzilla art by CheungChungTat on Deviant Art, tons more at the link.

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

Godzilla art by CheungChungTat on Deviant Art, tons more at the link.

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

Burning City, artist unknown, but it's on every wallpaper site ever.

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

Post-Apocalyptic Disney Land by Alex Ruiz, via CoolVibe

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

Big Fire in Neo-Egypt by Emrah Elmasli, via CoolVibe

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

Tomb Raider concept art, via Digital Spy

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

Post-Apocalyptic Battle by Alberto Fernández, via CoolVibe

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

Transformers: Dark of the Moon video game concept art

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

Transformers: Dark of the Moon concept art by Ryan Church

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

Transformers: Dark of the Moon concept art by Ryan Church

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

Transformers: Dark of the Moon concept art by Ryan Church

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

After the Final Battle by Pound, via ConceptArt World EOW.

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

By Dan Ghiordanescu

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

Batman: Arkham Origins art

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

Destroyed Land by Al Palatiner

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

Concept art by Adam Kuczek

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

Concept art for The Darkest Hour

Astounding Concept Art of Cities Being DemolishedS

Concept art by Tim Flattery