We love watching cities being crushed, blown up and swept away — it happens in a lot of this summer's biggest movies. There's just something so viscerally thriling about structures coming down in flames. Here's some of our favorite concept art of cites getting totally smashed.

Top image: Crysis 2 artwork by Dennis Chan

Washington DC destroyed in Devil's Third concept art

Mortal Kombat Vs. DC: Worlds Collide Concept Art

Fallout Online concept art

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Crysis 2 artwork by Dennis Chan

Crysis 2 artwork by Dennis Chan

Robot destruction by Ross Dearsley

Concept art by Eiki Iwamura

Artist unknown

Guild Wars 2 concept art

Matrix Revolutions concept art by George Hull

Concept art from Frontlines: Fuel of War

Art for the Project 8 mod for Half-Life.

Godzilla art by CheungChungTat on Deviant Art, tons more at the link.

Godzilla art by CheungChungTat on Deviant Art, tons more at the link.

Godzilla art by CheungChungTat on Deviant Art, tons more at the link.

Godzilla art by CheungChungTat on Deviant Art, tons more at the link.

Godzilla art by CheungChungTat on Deviant Art, tons more at the link.

Burning City, artist unknown, but it's on every wallpaper site ever.

Post-Apocalyptic Disney Land by Alex Ruiz, via CoolVibe

Big Fire in Neo-Egypt by Emrah Elmasli, via CoolVibe

Tomb Raider concept art, via Digital Spy

Post-Apocalyptic Battle by Alberto Fernández, via CoolVibe

Transformers: Dark of the Moon video game concept art

Transformers: Dark of the Moon concept art by Ryan Church

Transformers: Dark of the Moon concept art by Ryan Church

Transformers: Dark of the Moon concept art by Ryan Church

After the Final Battle by Pound, via ConceptArt World EOW.

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Batman: Arkham Origins art

Destroyed Land by Al Palatiner

Concept art by Adam Kuczek

Concept art for The Darkest Hour

Concept art by Tim Flattery