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A Tour of New York City's Fake Buildings

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Many cities are home to fake buildings, or facades. Here's a look at some of them in New York. Share on Facebook: https://goo.gl/nJDsDY Share on Twitter: https://goo.gl/F19A9L Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/HowStuffWorks/about Visit our site: http://www.howstuffworks.com
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Teamototo TV (12 hours ago)
It’s still a real building you fucking idiot
Callum (1 day ago)
Not fake. What a con
Adyan Riad (1 day ago)
It says it at 2:51
Adyan Riad (1 day ago)
Hold the foe fcking fake houses in Toronto😲 I'm leaving
Adyan Riad (1 day ago)
That house is missing a doorknob 2:02
Null Field (1 day ago)
Scott McClure McClure (4 days ago)
I live in Amarillo we make our vents and substations look like vents and substations it saves billions of dollars
William Macleod (4 days ago)
0:53: It's "Manhattan" not "Manhatten"
BTS TRASH (5 days ago)
Why not make real buildings out of them? Some people be desperate for a home.
boulder89984 (5 days ago)
You have roughly another 1450 to find in NY and the Burroughs. Good luck!
Coinucopia (5 days ago)
I’ll bet that fake people live in most of those buildings!
The Yangem (5 days ago)
So, its like most of the buildings in GTA 5?
SleepyDoopy xd (6 days ago)
Tf this is a videogame now?
Rudy Black (6 days ago)
I bet CNN'S news building is also fake. 🤔
Naythaniel Robinson (6 days ago)
It's one thing to document and inform people about these vacant buildings but don't tell us where they are. *TF is wrong with you guys?* You know damn well some stupid kids are going to break into that now.
Bart Simpson (6 days ago)
What's the reason for them to fake those buildings ?
Username47948 (9 days ago)
Is it that hard to get an intern to dub the video?
MaskedMageYT (10 days ago)
Stupid idea.
N M (10 days ago)
That's so interesting! Now I gotta take a peek around Toronto to find the ones here
Dylan's Galaxy (10 days ago)
So do these buildings have real fake doors?
Ricardo Rodriguez (10 days ago)
Real fake doors
Android. tech (10 days ago)
Only new york ppl can tell which is fake.
muggs00 (11 days ago)
What about 1 Times Square ( the one with the ball on top on New Years) there’s nothing in that.
SE7ENinc (12 days ago)
2:01 door hinges on the outside.. not very secure.
Pumping Aluminum (13 days ago)
I'm sure they're made in China 😁
Brandon (14 days ago)
Oh, like in some JRPGs lol
japjosea89 (15 days ago)
Fake, like their people.
Valli Weidemann (18 days ago)
They look pretty real to me
Munkylaw (19 days ago)
Form over function? What a waste of money.
Axel Official (20 days ago)
i heard you can glitch in some of them and shoot the cops , and they won't be able to find you.
Sachin Khatri (21 days ago)
Grimmauld place!
Mary Glinoga (21 days ago)
If I ever get the chance to go back to NYC, I'll play "spot the fake building."
Urban gaming 22 (21 days ago)
Bruh I live in one of those buildings
Kross N Kuss (21 days ago)
North Korea and China beat them all.
malkamusik (23 days ago)
I would live in any of those places.
Bad Vibes (24 days ago)
half of the people in this comment section belong on r/iamverysmart
Rebecca Hayes (25 days ago)
I thought they'd show inside
Idiots Everywhere (25 days ago)
Can they shoot porn there?
Isaiah40:22 (19 days ago)
idiot, no porn, they televise the fake round Earth from those locations.
Jun Gleno (27 days ago)
Almost unwatchable because of the loud annoying music!
tackyman2011 (28 days ago)
What, no sumptuous private parks or evil genius lairs? No android factories or secret alien observation posts? No stacks of mummified corpses? Not even a chop shop?
Cal South (29 days ago)
w23857980 (30 days ago)
New York is fake.
Ana Aoa (30 days ago)
Is this what a threat to national security looks like? Some places are supposed to be secret....
LunaNightshade (1 month ago)
It's pretty artistic of them tho
okaysoph (1 month ago)
woah its like a video game
A RO (1 month ago)
better than fake tits
Vapid Toast (1 month ago)
That seems like a huge waste of taxpayer money.
Skid's X (1 month ago)
Aren't the buildings real? We should look at the definitions of fake and building.
U MADBRO (1 month ago)
Tour? You show a picture of the outside the fuck?
Fashion DARLING (1 month ago)
So.... what’s inside?
Tim Slee (1 month ago)
1:03 God that's ugly! Thanks to hippies, this shit is trending and people legit build their houses like this.
L.A.Sharp (1 month ago)
Manhattan not Manhatten.....or is that a Mandela Effect?
Keith Kolreg (1 month ago)
Right..the government is just hiding things in plan site. Happens everyday.
Isaiah40:22 (19 days ago)
Keith, If they can hide God's motionless flat Earth in plain site they can hide anything.
ProperGoodDishcloth (1 month ago)
When you say tour, the first thing that comes to mind isn’t me staring at pictures of the outside with generic music in the background
ytmndan (1 month ago)
When’s the tour?
meow meow (1 month ago)
So they're real buildings, and there's no tour....So it's complete clickbait
That guy (1 month ago)
so you didnt actually go inside which is what we all wanted. waste of time. annoying fucking music
Javanshir Hashimzada (1 month ago)
Now I understand why it is impossible to enter some houses in GTAs
Ken Mendoza (1 month ago)
Thats actually Dumble Door's headquarters for Order of the Pheonix.
airborneexplorer (1 month ago)
1:28 based on the vehicles I'm calling bs on what's really inside
Erin Daxey (1 month ago)
Someone's gonna try to break into those
Ashley Cox (1 month ago)
I pass that building on Bruckner Blvd. everyday on my drive home and I've always wondered why it looked like eerily unoccupied homes. I could never put my finger on it and always planned to walk by one day to check it out.
julie112005 (1 month ago)
How are these not buildings what is a fake buildings so stupid I see real buildings in this video
Ather Ahmed (1 month ago)
fake news. i mean news about fakes.
GmoneyStylez (1 month ago)
Jens8502 (1 month ago)
I know a fake building in DC. The Capitol. Whats inside? Mental asylum for deranged clowns.
mike anderson (1 month ago)
Good idea.
david bryan (1 month ago)
Very interesting
Guy Piper (1 month ago)
I live in a fake building
KR 92 (1 month ago)
LMAO! This is awesome
mhfuXmonsta (1 month ago)
Still are buildings
Hilary Oronsaye (1 month ago)
So they’re like attics..but for outside?
Maite Rama (1 month ago)
Can you enter those buildings? I feel pretty curious
K K (1 month ago)
Or so they say...
Sandeep Singh (1 month ago)
Just wondering after watching this. How many important government projects are hidden in plain sight.
Angie Zhao (1 month ago)
Rent is still probably $7000
Forwen Eymnorty (1 month ago)
Fake buildings, fake moon landing, fake news, fake tan on fake president. America - home of all things fake.
Qylie Santos (1 month ago)
is new york some kind of disneyland?
Anna Banana (1 month ago)
Had to think of that one sherlock episode where sherlock and mary meet in a fake house.
Joseph Russel Timpug Ison (1 month ago)
Are these fake buildings hazardous?
Adam Wolf (1 month ago)
"Fake building" lol
PR NOTHALL (1 month ago)
So, who has ever heard of “ Manhatten”. Some people are really thick.
Mr Simple (1 month ago)
They’re like the buildings u can’t go into on video games
RonLarhz (1 month ago)
Might be how harry potter ideas came to be...
PJMontoya (1 month ago)
Residential subdivisions near Toronto (where I live) there are many sewer sub stations that resemble the houses around them. A quick glance won’t tell you anything. Look harder and you’ll notice almost no windows and a small parking lot to accommodate maintenance vehicles instead of a normal driveway.
RyuDarragh (1 month ago)
Kind of reminds me of an episode of "King of the Hill" where a substation was disguised as a house by the time the episode ended.
Teragram Music (1 month ago)
Interesting, but extremely unsatisfying.
Amanda H (1 month ago)
Why can't they put tiny apartments in there so people don't be homeless?
ericb studios (1 month ago)
Hmmm...i wonder why they would conceal power stations and subway ventilation points? Good job
Eric Dupont (1 month ago)
There are a few fake houses in London which were once houses but now hide exposed sections of tube network or like many shown on this film of New York, hide ventilation shafts etc. You will also see many fake Windows throughout England in buildings that existed between the mid 18th to late 19th centuries. Many are bricked up but painted to resemble windows. Some have domestic scenes adding to the effect, curtains, vases of flowers etc. It was because a window tax was introduced during that period on houses with more than four windows on any one wall.
Ryan Rentfro (1 month ago)
Prime squat real estate.
Fikri IRShade (1 month ago)
i though its kinda like fake taxi, guess im wrong
prettymochame just T (1 month ago)
Who makes these horrible music compilations for YouTube, absolutely unbearable.
Reiner Villanueva (1 month ago)
when you need that +20 decoration bonus for citizens and an industrial upgrade
Zaphoon (1 month ago)
real fake buildings
gantmj (1 month ago)
1:04 There's also a big vent right there in the street that has stinky steam coming out of it.
Toni Backus (1 month ago)
Manhattan was misspelled among other “errors” or misstatements.
Zohar Sarig (1 month ago)
I used to live right next to the first one😊
Terri Mabrey (1 month ago)
Cool. Loved the music too.
azan subhie (1 month ago)
idk why people so easy to press dislike to content like this. whats wrong with this video?world is full of crap.