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Issue 29

Get excited because the Londonewcastle Newspaper is now out, grab one while you can! We also are talking about the world's most dangerous skate parks, would you take on the challenge?

Skate Spots Around the World

There are various skate spots around the world, mostly secluded away from the general public. Below we handpick some iconic locations.

STAIRS

We start our journey in Southern California, Los Angeles. Hollywood High is where one of the most famed 16 stairs lies, parallel to a 12 set. it has been skated by few but is on the bucket list for many. it has featured in Push magazine and even been re-created virtualy on the 'skater' app and the very popular game 'Skate 3'.

We then move north to the legendary 'Wallenberg' in San Fransisco. A massive 4 set sits there, 6 ft high and 22.5 feet long. It first appered in 1991 when Mark Gonzales ('The Gonz') ollied over it in his video part. it was then famed by Chris Cole when he Tre flipped (360 flip) it in his video part in 2005 for zero. Wallenberg is considered one of the 'gnarliest' skate spots in the world.

RAILS

'THE RAIL OF DOOM' - This is a DIY rail an ex-pro made in his back gareden. Elijah berle (Pro Chocolate Skater) 50 50'd it, while it was on fire, in King Of The Road. It is a curved down to up rail estimated between 12 and 15 ft long.

SKATEPARKS

Woodward East, Pensilvania is by far the biggest and has a total of 18 different skate areas which all include a skate plaza with a 4 block, various bowls, a speed skate course, different vert areas and a mini mega ramp. In addition there are many spots from woodward that have been re-created in various video games.

Lake Cunningham Regional Skate Park is considered one of the most intricate designs ever conceived for a skatepark. it consists of many vert and bowl structures and has a very iconic tunnel where many have attempted to ride the full loop but because of its sheer size most have failed.

A 100 Year Life

Last Tuesday my grandfather reached the remarkable milestone of a hundred years. During his lifetime he has witnessed two World Wars, man stepping foot on the moon, the advent of the internet, television, mobile phone and numerous other technological innovations. The next generation of youngsters born today are more likely than ever to be living for well over a century. Whilst immortality remains to be seen as science fiction at least for the time being we explore the implications of living longer in an increasingly complex society.

Artificial Intelligence

We are currently in the midst of industrial revolution in which machines will be able to take on human capabilities by becoming self taught. Tasks which are ubiquitous such as bank clerks and shop assistants could become redundant leaving a large skills gap in the jobs market.

An Increasing Population

As human lives lengthen there will be a demographic shift towards a larger global population which is set to double. Moreover as people tend to live longer there will be more people living beyond retirement age to be cared for. Societies will have to learn to function with an increasing number of elderly people. Moreover as natural resources are scarce we will need to find alternative sources of energy.

A War to End All Wars

The last century saw two of the bloodiest wars in human history in addition to numerous genocides across the planet many of which are still ongoing. With technology increasing at such a rapid scale and human lessons from history tragically forgotten could a nuclear war that wipes out entire nation states at the click of a button happen?

Flying Cars & Bionic Humans

Will the technology be in place for flying cars to hover around some of the worlds major cities and will today's vehicles be seen as a thing of the past? Will our organs become replaced with machinery to such an extent we lose our own identity?

Londonewcastle Newspaper L&N - Available Now

Londonewcastle are proud to publish the first edition of their newspaper L&N covering an eclectic array of topics.

Would you like to know which factors motivated acclaimed brutalist architect Erno Goldfinger?

Are you keen to find out what the inimitable interior designer Ab Rogers would take with him on a desert island?

Have you run out of ideas of things to do in London?

Do you know what meanwhile use is?

Or perhaps you fancy a holiday cycling around Japan?

All this and more is covered in our first edition.

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