It was only a matter of time. Instagram has announced it will incorporate ads into the app within the next year.
The second tallest building in the world is more like a vertical city than a building. Think of it like this: the 632-meter tall Shanghai Tower is a bustling mixed-use metropolis with more green space (and even more people) than many cities on the ground can boast of having.
The statistics on the building, which ranks only behind Dubai’s Burj Khalifa in height, are staggering: 521,000 meters squared of floor space, 106 elevators, a weight of 1,200 metric tons, the ability to hold 30,000 people (it really is like a small city), and the kicker—one-third of the building is dedicated entirely to green space.
Detroit doesn’t simply decay with time. It wrestles with decay by putting up new skyscrapers and tearing down others. Fresh strips of sidewalk were paved in front of vacant lots. Some beautiful old mansions were renovated but never quite finished. When Detroit hosted the Super Bowl in 2006, the city even tried to string festive lights on abandoned office buildings.
“To me,” says photographer Camile Jose Vergara, “the whole story got more and more interesting as time passed, because it got more complicated.”
The NTSB has released dramatic photos from inside the wrecked Asiana plane that crashed on Saturday. Two people are dead, both Chinese teenagers.
“We’re all the same company. It’s all about finding the right balance together—understanding what makes Instagram Instagram, but also understanding how Instagram is part of Facebook.”
Now on Instagram: Michelle Obama
“We are ceasing to see. Using our eyes to appreciate beauty is no longer enough. It always has to be documented for some other time—often resulting in an abyss of recordings. My first thought at a pretty sunset—where’s my phone?”
Now available on Instagram: Videos
You can now leave photos in Facebook comments. (But not gifs. Yet.)
“The last thing we want is to plop in banner ads.”
Here, some of the amazing DIY barricades put up in and around Istanbul’s Taksim Square after the Turkish government’s brutal crackdown on protestors.
[Photos by Victor Kotsev]
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