What it's like to tear down an abandoned Japanese highway on a motorbike

It's The Walking Dead Gumball 3000! Like a real-life version of the short animated movie Ruin, this cameraman thought it would be a fun idea to tear ass down a derelict stretch of road in Japan as fast as possible. Nifty, albeit not advisable! » 4/30/12 11:15am 4/30/12 11:15am

Take a stroll down Staten Island's freeway to nowhere

In 1966, community activists successfully stopped the construction of the Richmond Parkway Interchange, a stretch of highway that urban planning titan Robert Moses wanted to run through the forested Staten Island Greenbelt. After construction ceased, this highway became cracked and crumbled by time. » 8/14/11 12:00pm 8/14/11 12:00pm

The American Autobahn of 1925 would've run next door to the White House

In 1925, several American highway associations drafted up designs for a six-lane highway running from NYC to Washington DC. This doesn't sound controversial, but they also decided to plop down the road adjacent to the White House and Capitol. » 1/29/11 9:00am 1/29/11 9:00am

This six-story highway through Manhattan is a great lunatic moment in…

As controversial as Robert Moses' automobile-heavy redesign of New York City was, none of his projects matched the sheer insanity of this skyscraper-sized highway proposed by one-time NYC health commissioner Dr. John A. Harriss in 1930. » 1/22/11 10:05am 1/22/11 10:05am

How to turn a highway into a giant dungeon (slightly NSFW)

Street artist Dan Witz glues disturbing portraiture to highway walls. The result? Blink-and-you'll-miss-them prison cells that leave drivers wondering what they just saw. In the future, they'll build these for motorists who abuse the carpool lane. » 10/30/10 3:00pm 10/30/10 3:00pm