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The world's darkest building is at the 2018 Olympics01:56

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This building absorbs 99% of the light that hits it, making it the darkest in the world. It's a temporary art installation built by the architect Asif Khan for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. He worked with a version of Vantablack, the darkest possible paint (also known as darkest man-made substance), to create the illusion of a void dotted with stars. Quartz is a digital news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at to read more. Become a member of Quartz, your exclusive guide to the global economy: