25 WORST Architecture Fails You Have To See To Believe

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the right architectural designs can be a breathtaking sight and of stunning human achievement but when architects get it wrong it's like a ketchup stain on a white shirt from ugly hotels to poorly design bridges the worst architecture in the world can be devastating to the eye and on rare occasions dangerous to the public I'm Mike with lose 25 and here the 25 biggest architecture fails you'll ever see 25 Leaning Tower of Pisa and oldie but a goodie the Leaning Tower of Pisa feels like the right way to start off this list while architects started building in 1173 it didn't get completed until the 1300s the soft marshy land is the main reason it leans apparently looking over the foundation before construction wasn't on their checklist 24 Standard Oil buildings now look it's a standard boring skyscraper that looks like all the others honestly the real issue with the Standard Oil building now Aon Center was back in 1974 when the geniuses decided to slap expensive marble along the side of the building sure enough the marble cracked and a big piece came off falling on top of the building next to it needless to say they had to do some renovations 23 Barclays Center acting as a catch-all auditorium for Brooklyn New York Barclays Center is a rusty oblong building with a very big hole in the roof of the entryway with the big blue title displayed prominently on the front it looks more like a hospital with an identity crisis 22 secret intelligence service building located in London The Secret Intelligence Service building is home to mi6 and fictional character James Bond for a building with the word Secret in it this one is failing miserably at its job it's overpowering presence might as well have a Vale board that reads big brother is watching 21 judge called television tower the judge called television tower looks like a spaceship landed in the middle of a very old city creating a skyline that will make most tours do a double-take that's not even the weirdest part about it sculptures of naked babies look like they're crawling up and down in 20 the John Hancock Tower the John Hancock Tower in Boston is their tallest building and also their most deadly while it was being constructed the 500-pound windows installed would suddenly pop out potentially falling on the bystanders below it continued to happen and they finally realized the window design was wrong and had to replace all 10,000 334 window panes 19 Vdara Hotel Las Vegas can get pretty hot at times but people lying by the pool really expect their hair to singe or their cups to melt this is exactly what happened at the Fedora hotel where guests complained that its windows magnify the sun's heat creating a death ray 18 ArcelorMittal orbit sculpture and observation tower acting as a sculpture observation tower and red abomination from the evil depth below the ArcelorMittal orbit building was originally intended for the London Olympics and also as a great way to hit London residents with an awful eyesore 17 the Rio young hotel let's face it three young Hotel in Pyongyang North Korea speaks for itself a building Lee now for its unique shape as much as its hideousness it's also a hotel that hasn't hosted one guest in its very long lifetime 16 Ontario College of Art and Design it's hard not to laugh the first time you see the architecture for the Ontario College of Art and Design it looks like a Minecraft brick fell from the sky and landed on top of a couple of older buildings I'm hoping it's a good school but by the looks of things it might be smart to have a different school as a back up fifteen Tacoma Narrows Bridge the first to come a Narrows Bridge is literally a textbook example of how not to design a bridge helping hundreds of architects of the future to not make the same mistake because of 42 mile-per-hour winds and a design that didn't allow for very good airflow the bridge wobbled and went down for the count 14 the Walt Disney Concert Hall ignoring the fact that it looks like someone just threw random shapes together the Walt Disney Concert Hall is built with shiny metal plates that when the Sun hits around noon apparently shoots heat rays at unsuspecting neighbors living close by it's either some kind of secret weapon or just a poorly thought-out building flaw I'm going with the ladder 13 Rey and Maria Stata Center no that's not really one cuts Chocolate Factory that's the Ray and Maria Stata Center at MIT campus designed by award-winning architect Frank Gehry the building represents a deconstructionist perspective that's putting it lightly anyone can see this thing looks like an unplanned house of horrors 12w EB Du Bois library here in tallest library in the world likely doesn't bring joy to anyone's heart especially if that someone needs a book and it's all the way up on the top floor the wev Du Bois library has had a lot of tales spread about it including that the weight of the books is so heavy the tower sinks into the ground overall it's just a bad idea to make a library into a tall building 11 the Longaberger company's home office what is this building for ants pretty sure anyone could guess what the Longaberger company makes for products with one quick look at their home office building it's almost mesmerizing to look at but I wonder what architect in their right mind authorized such a thing 10 grand lisboa hotel the grand lisboa hotel's architectural design looks just like a nuclear bomb hitting the ground the description not in its favor nine Tropicana Field the outside of Tropicana Field looks like any other dome Stadium but the real problem lies within or more accurately above the catwalks built inside the stadium has been causing problems during game day because baseball's frequently hit the catwalks many believes it has cost the Tampa Bay Rays the pennant race I remember when that building was the Thunder dome eight the Slovak radio building the Slovak radio building was called the building of the century but not because of its importance it just took a long time to build and by the looks of it the architects might have had the blueprints upside down while an upside-down pyramid might seem like a novel idea perhaps the ancient Egyptians got it right the first time seven the Mirador building located in Madrid the mirador building looks to be missing a piece right in the middle created as a way to counteract all the uniform buildings in the area it totally went too far to be original and unique coming across more like a two year olds first attempt at putting duplo's together six this citigroup center the citigroup center was a hurricane's breath away from destroying a huge part of manhattan thanks to a savvy overachieving architecture student the building was found to have a serious design flaw where it couldn't handle strong winds Architects fix the problem in secret and no one was notified for over 20 years well that makes me feel really safe five the Russian embassy in Cuba the Russian embassy in Cuba looks kind of like a sword plunging into the ground however it seems more likely that the local government ran out of money and resources and couldn't finish the rest so they just made an even smaller Tower on top of a much bigger one for a Aoyama Technical College building I get it robots are cool and while the alien my Technical College building was designed by an award-winning architect it's safe to say this building is a hideous embarrassment that looks like it's trying to be a Power Ranger Zord fighting in the city 3 the elephant building at first glance the elephant building looks more like a Big M than anything else which as Mike I approve perhaps it sounds like a cute idea on paper it doesn't but tailoring an architectural project on an animal can't be the right move to be Oh Moo say oh he's back remember when I talked about Frank Gehry and the rayon Maria Stata Center in number 13 well mr. Gehry decided to graces architectural genius in Panama City with the BMO say oh and it's a doozy the shapes colors and general messiness should look familiar except this time it looks like you outdid himself with this one one EMP museum the EMP museum in Seattle is a pop culture museum and also an architectural disaster if there ever was one the architects for this building had one job and they utterly failed as it looks like they just tossed up some random pieces and called it good enjoying our lists be sure to click that subscribe button in the bottom right we don't miss out on new ones every Monday to Friday share them with your friends and help us consistently conciliate curiosity and if you want even more list check out these three videos here or just head to our website at least 25 calm [Music]
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Published: Wed May 10 2017
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