It's The Walking Dead Gumball 3000! Like a real-life version of the short animated movie Ruin, this cameraman thought it would be a fun idea to tear ass down a derelict stretch of road in Japan as fast as possible. Nifty, albeit not advisable!
In 1966, community activists successfully stopped the construction of the Richmond Parkway Interchange, a stretch of highway that urban planning titan Robert Moses wanted to run through the forested Staten Island Greenbelt. After construction ceased, this highway became cracked and crumbled by time.…
In 1925, several American highway associations drafted up designs for a six-lane highway running from NYC to Washington DC. This doesn't sound controversial, but they also decided to plop down the road adjacent to the White House and Capitol.
As controversial as Robert Moses' automobile-heavy redesign of New York City was, none of his projects matched the sheer insanity of this skyscraper-sized highway proposed by one-time NYC health commissioner Dr. John A. Harriss in 1930.
Street artist Dan Witz glues disturbing portraiture to highway walls. The result? Blink-and-you'll-miss-them prison cells that leave drivers wondering what they just saw. In the future, they'll build these for motorists who abuse the carpool lane.