Category Archives: Economics

What’s up Hong Kong

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Whether you call them daredevils, skywalkers, or urban explorers, the Russian cadre On The Roofs risk their lives, limbs, and law to give us an escape from our rolling chair-bound woes. The skyscraper scaling group spearheaded by Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov bring their exploits to Hong Kong for a new stunt: hacking a massive billboard to give the city a larger-than-life, “What’s up?”

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Silo City, Buffalo NY

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They serve as a monument to a bygone era; monolithic structures standing by the water’s edge waiting for freighters that will no longer come. Today, all except a few of these enormous buildings are abandoned and serve the industry for which they were designed. Despite their decrepit state many now flock to these silos uncovering Buffalo’s history; repurposing these massive silos as a place for learning and artistic expression. Continue reading

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The last pier in Brighton

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Brighton Pier, originally known as the Brighton Marine Palace and Pier, was opened in 1899 in Brighton, a city on England’s southern coast. The Industrial Revolution brought disposable income and formalized vacation time to ordinary British people, and the seaside was the perfect place to spend them. Continue reading

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