2015’s Most Astounding Volcanic Eruptions Around The World
About 50 of the world’s 1,500 or so active volcanoes erupt each year. While 2015 may not have seen more eruptions than usual, many of those eruptions sure seemed especially astonishing. In August, Hawaii’s Mount Kilauea erupted while a 3.8 magnitude earthquake occurred underneath the volcano. In December, Sicily’s Mount Etna erupted twice in one month, spewing lava and ash more than a mile into the air. And there’s plenty more where that came from…
Red Bull Helps Turn 100-Year-Old Spanish Church Into Psychedelic Skate Park
What do you do when an historic 100-year-old church is falling apart and there’s no money to fix it? If you’re a group funded by Red Bull, you turn it into a public skate park and commission artist Okuda San Miguel to give it a face lift. The radical redesign of the church of Santa Barbara in Llanera, Spain has the ceilings and nearly every open wall covered in psychedelic colors and geometric shapes. Fittingly, the former church now has a new name as well: Kaos Temple.
Architects’ Plan To Turn NYC’s Broadway Into A 40-Block Long Park
Following the staggering success of the High Line and, soon, the Lowline in NYC, architectural firm Perkins Eastman has proposed a radical new park: One that covers the entirety of the Big Apple’s most famous street: Broadway. As well as the street, the park would incorporate many of the famous landmarks along the way, including Times Square, Columbus Circle, and Union Square. The chances of this amazing repurposing of the land actually happening are practically zero, but it’s a nice thing to imagine.