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

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Washington DC destroyed in Devil's Third concept art

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Mortal Kombat Vs. DC: Worlds Collide Concept Art

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Fallout Online concept art

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Crysis 2 artwork by Dennis Chan

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Crysis 2 artwork by Dennis Chan

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Robot destruction by Ross Dearsley

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Concept art by Eiki Iwamura

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Artist unknown

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Guild Wars 2 concept art

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Matrix Revolutions concept art by George Hull

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Concept art from Frontlines: Fuel of War

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Art for the Project 8 mod for Half-Life.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Post-Apocalyptic Disney Land by Alex Ruiz, via CoolVibe

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

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Tomb Raider concept art, via Digital Spy

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Post-Apocalyptic Battle by Alberto Fernández, via CoolVibe

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon video game concept art

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon concept art by Ryan Church

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon concept art by Ryan Church

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon concept art by Ryan Church

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

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By Dan Ghiordanescu

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Batman: Arkham Origins art

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Destroyed Land by Al Palatiner

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Concept art by Adam Kuczek

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Concept art for The Darkest Hour

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Concept art by Tim Flattery