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Urban exploration: derelict and abandoned urban, industrial and commercial locations. http://ontarioexploration.com
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Sixty classic cars unearthed after 50 years in massive barn find

Sixty classic cars unearthed after 50 years in massive barn find | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
From Corvettes to Aston Martins, the rising prices commanded by classic cars — especially unrestored, mostly original examples — has created a goldmine for those who hunt for old vehicles rotting away unattended in some barn. Today, a French auction house revealed a discovery it called the King Tut of barn finds; a treasure trove of 60 European cars, including a rare Ferrari missing for decades, that had been slowly decaying in western France.

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Gallery225's curator insight, December 6, 2014 7:22 PM

Oh the things those old barns can hide...

Matthew Humenik's curator insight, December 9, 2014 11:33 AM
This is an unbelievable find, which could be considered the same as winning the lottery. One of these cars is worth around the $15 million dollar range meaning it is was of the rarest cars to be found.
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Concrete wastelands - rethinking the parking lot...

Concrete wastelands - rethinking the parking lot... | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Concrete wastelands - American parking lots should advance beyond being nothing more than concrete wastelands and become aesthetic spaces brought to life by good design.

First came mass mobilization, closely followed by the need for somewhere to put all of the cars. With 500 million spaces, the USA has significantly more parking spaces than US citizens – small wonder given that there are over 800 cars to every 1,000 inhabitants. The space-consuming demands of individual transport are integral to an infrastructure that is geared entirely toward the car. Shopping, office and recreational centers surrounded by highways and veritable oceans of parking space are an everyday part of the “American way of life”. 

But what can we do about it now? Do away with cars? And then spruce up these big gray parking lots? Debates on the issue are certainly gaining momentum in the USA. For example, international PARK(ing) Day, established in 2005 by the San Francisco-based design office “Rebar”. The initiative uses creative parking-lot happenings and alternative design projects to encourage reflection upon the urban infrastructure.

In the context of today’s approaches to urban planning, which increasingly take their cue from the concepts of community and sustainability (as exemplified by the “High Line” in New York or the rediscovery of flowing rivers and green areas in urban settings), something seems to have finally “clicked”, a turnaround in the remodeling of parking lots...


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