This Floating McDonalds Has Sat Empty For 28 Years

The McBarge was a floating McDonald's restaurant constructed for Expo '86 in Vancouver, but after the expositions ended, it never saw another bag of french fries. Today, the McBarge sits empty in British Columbia's Burrard Inlet, although its owner hopes to someday turn it back into a working restaurant. » 3/24/15 5:00pm 3/24/15 5:00pm

These Videos Take You Inside The World's Spookiest Underground Cities

You don't have to bring your own flashlight to take a tour of the cities that humans have built underground. Just lean back and let these videos unlock all of their subterranean secrets. » 3/20/15 3:00pm 3/20/15 3:00pm

A Rare Look Inside Canada's Notorious Maximum Security Prison, Kingston

Kingston Penitentiary closed its doors in September 2013, ending a legacy of 178 years of famously harsh treatment. "Canada's Alcatraz" has inspired lots of stories, but there are few pictures of what life was there. Except that photographer Geoffrey James had a privileged look on the inside. » 2/12/15 8:00pm 2/12/15 8:00pm

Explore The Chilling Remains Of Berlin's Abandoned School Of Anatomy

Many abandoned buildings take on a slightly creepy aspect just because of their decay. But then there are places that are not only abandoned, but also house tables once used for dissections and chambers that once stored dead bodies, like Freie Universität Berlin's former Institute of Anatomy. » 1/15/15 9:00am 1/15/15 9:00am

Peek Inside Subterranean Tunnels Deep Beneath Washington, DC

No, it's not the setting for a new horror movie, though that's not a bad idea, considering we're talking 75,000 square feet of tunnels and trolley stations that have been virtually abandoned for the past 50 years beneath Dupont Circle. » 1/14/15 2:40pm 1/14/15 2:40pm

Jaw-Dropping Videos Of What The World's Cities Look Like Without People

What if everyone on Earth suddenly vanished, leaving behind pristine cities devoid of human life? These astonishing timelapse videos show us what cities from San Francisco to Shanghai would look like as ghost towns. » 9/18/14 3:00pm 9/18/14 3:00pm

The Stark Beauty Of The World's Tallest Unoccupied Buildings

Some of the buildings that tower high over city skylines are actually modern ruins in the making, their vast interiors abandoned or never completed. These tall buildings may be impressive on the outside, but their insides go unused. » 8/21/14 3:19pm 8/21/14 3:19pm

Photos Of Everyday Life In Pripyat Before The Chernobyl Disaster

Today, the city of Pripyat, Ukraine, is a ghost town, abandoned and overgrown in the wake of the disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. But once it was a thriving town, filled with people who walked the streets, visited the beaches, and even rode that famous ferris wheel. » 8/08/14 3:00pm 8/08/14 3:00pm

These Were Lovely Towns, Until The Waters Came And Covered Them Up

You can build to last, but it won't help if the waters come to cover up all of your amazing houses and town buildings. That's the harsh lesson that towns and villages around the world have learned too late. Just check out some haunting images of beautiful, scenic towns that have sunk underwater.… » 7/30/14 3:22pm 7/30/14 3:22pm

The Tattered, Haunting Remains of Abandoned Airports

You've seen where airplanes go to die, but what happens to the airports we abandon? They slowly fall to pieces, like the ones in this gallery, looking like sad monuments to a future that never happened. » 7/28/14 5:00pm 7/28/14 5:00pm

Former Soviet Mines Are Like Artificially Constructed Pits Of Hell

No, these aren't natural disasters, craters from a huge meteorite, or the burrows of some massive worm from space. These are mines, created by the Soviet Union to harness the awesome natural resources of Russia and Eastern Europe. But they look like a glimpse of Hell itself. » 7/16/14 3:41pm 7/16/14 3:41pm

Journey Underground to These Eye-Poppingly Incredible Old Mines

Journey into the Dystopian World of Abandoned Soviet Submarine Bases

You've entered an enormous building scoured by ocean tides and haunted by hulking machines, slowly rusting away. It looks like the set for a post-apocalyptic movie, but it's actually a real-life Soviet submarine base, left over from the Cold War. » 7/09/14 3:00pm 7/09/14 3:00pm

These Abandoned Malls Would Be Awesome Post-Apocalyptic Film Locations

These malls were once bustling hubs of commerce, but after a few years of neglect, they went from Mallrats to Dawn of the Dead. Now they would be the perfect sets for a movie where shoppers have been replaced by survivalists. » 7/01/14 4:00pm 7/01/14 4:00pm

Thousands Of Koi Thrive In The Flooded Basement Of This Abandoned Mall

Bangkok's New World Mall was once a shopping center, but today it serves as a giant fish pond, its waterlogged lower level completely overtaken by koi. » 7/01/14 8:27am 7/01/14 8:27am

Here's What Our Space Junk Looks Like After It's Crashed Back To Earth

What goes up toward space can come crashing down again—in the plains of Texas and the deserts of Saudi Arabia, through barn roofs and into the Amazon. Check out these photographs of battered and decaying pieces of rocketry that are now merely space junk.http://io9.com/5986635/the-we... » 6/26/14 3:45pm 6/26/14 3:45pm

Historical Street View Shows How Detroit Is Turning Into Chernobyl

A quarter-century after becoming a radioactive human-free zone, the Chernobyl region has returned to nature. Sadly, Detroit is going through the same transformation owing to it's shrinking population — as Google's sobering Historical Street View demonstrates. » 6/11/14 12:30pm 6/11/14 12:30pm

The Joy Of Watching Huge Buildings Implode

We love staring at pictures of ruined and demolished buildings — but you know what's even more beautiful and thrilling? Looking at pictures of buildings that are in the middle of being imploded. It's a moment of transcendent beauty... and then it's over. But some of these wonderful instants have been captured forever. » 5/05/14 3:30pm 5/05/14 3:30pm

The Melancholy, Crumbling Remains Of Great Socialist Murals

Once, they beamed optimism from walls all across the Eastern Bloc. These murals depicted Socialist progress, and allowed the great Communist leaders to look down on their people from everywhere. But now, they're fallen into ruin. Check out the disintegrating beauty of great Socialist murals. » 5/02/14 3:30pm 5/02/14 3:30pm

The Abandoned Pyramid of North Dakota

It looks like the remains of some futuristic cult. This slowly-eroding cement pyramid in Nekoma, North Dakota is all that's left of a $6 billion nuclear launch facility created as part of the Safeguard Program. » 4/18/14 7:00pm 4/18/14 7:00pm