Ruin Porn

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Here's What It Used to Look Like When the NSA Spied on Foreigners

A once thriving hub of Cold War espionage, built on a Berlin hill made of World War II rubble.

Mark Byrnes

Detroit's Famously Decaying Old Train Station Has 5 New Windows and No One Knows Why

You have to start somewhere, we guess?

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The Perils of Rust Belt Memes

National coverage of ruin and revival gloss over deeper truths about these cities.

Courtesy: Matthew Christopher

The Psychology of Ruin Porn

Why we can't take our eyes off images of old buildings and decrepit interiors

Catherine Hyland

Creepy, Abandoned Theme Park on the Outskirts of Beijing

A photographer captures this haunting modern relic, once planned to rival Disneyland

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Detroit's New Bridge Is Going Nowhere

A local billionaire is bent on keeping control of Detroit's main connection to Canada, even if he has to stall the development of a new one indefinitely