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Architecture: Modern anti-sights: 15 of the most ridiculous architectural structures from around the world

The most striking architectural nonsense.


In modern cities there are many architectural structures that look simply amazing and sometimes become a visiting card of the city. There are also such buildings that look like a "thorn in the eye". To create something outstanding, but in fact it turned out to be a total nonsense – some sort of city's anti-sights.

1. Museum of EMP

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The EMP Museum in Seattle is a museum of pop culture, as well as a local architectural disaster. The impression is that the architects of this building simply dumped random details into a bunch and then named what happened, not as a heap of rubbish, but as an "architectural masterpiece."

2. Building Standard Oil

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At first glance, this is a standard, boring skyscraper that looks like everyone else. In fact, real problems with Standard Oil Building (now Aon Center) began in 1974, when "geniuses from architecture" decided to attach expensive marble lining on the sides of the building.

Of course, the marble cracked and a large piece came off, falling on the vertex (19459009)

3. The Secret Intelligence Service building

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The London Secret Intelligence Service building located in London is home to the MI6 and the fictional character James Bond. For a building with the status of "secret" it obviously does not suit much, because it looks like a huge billboard with the inscription "Big brother is watching you."

4. Ontario College of Art and Design

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It's hard not to laugh the first time you see the Ontario College of Art and Design. Minecraft fell from the sky and landed on the roof of a couple of old buildings.

5. Bridge across the Tacoma Strait

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The first Tacoma Bridge is literally a textbook example of how not to build bridges . The wind speed of 65 km / h so shook the bridge that its span literally went "waves" and crashed down.

6. Walt Disney Concert Hall

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Even if you do not pay attention to the shape of the building, which looks like someone sketched the random figures into one pile, then in the Concert Hall Walt Disney has one nasty nuance, it is covered with shiny metal plates that reflect the light of the sun.The people living in the neighboring Houses, to put it mildly, are not enthusiastic when the concert hall heats their houses in the summer.

7. Center of Ray and Maria Stat

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No, this is not the chocolate factory of Willy Wonka. This Center Ray and Maria Stata at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It was designed by the award-winning architect Franck Jerry in the style of deconstructionism, but it does not look more like a university chair, but a horror house.

8. The building of the Slovak radio

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The Slovak radio building was formerly often called the "building of the century", but not because of its importance. It simply took a very long time to build it. And, apparently, the architects accidentally turned the drawings "upside down."

9. Mirador Building

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The Mirador Building located in Madrid looks like someone from his center "gnawed out "A decent piece. This house was created to "dilute uniformity of unified buildings in the surrounding area", but its originality has clearly gone too far

10. The Tower of Pisa

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The list of the biggest architectural feuillets is to start with, perhaps, the most famous building – the Leaning Tower of Pisa .Although the architects began to build it in 1173, the construction of the tower ended only in the 1300s The reason for the fact that the building is strongly tilted in one direction is the soft marshy land on which it was built

11. Citigroup Center

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Very few people know about this, but Citigroup Center for a long time was a real " Sword of Damocles, "overhanging Manhattan and capable of destroying most of it. Quite casually, students of the Faculty of Architecture found that the design of the building has a serious drawback, because it can not cope with a strong wind.

The architects secretly corrected this problem, and the locals did not recognize the danger over them for more than twenty years.

12. The building of the Technical College of Aoyama

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Robotics is certainly good, but why make a building in the form of a combat robot in the middle of the city is a mystery. Robot "audience of the technical college.

13. Zhizhkovskaya TV tower

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The Zizkov television tower looks like a spaceship that landed in the middle of the old city. But not even the strangest thing in it. Along the whole height of the tower, the sculptures of black naked children "crawl" along it

14. Hotel Vdara

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In Las Vegas it can be quite hot, but it's unlikely that people who have a rest in the pool could expect that they suddenly start to curl up from the heat hair on their heads and melt cups This was exactly what happened at the Vdara hotel, where guests began complaining that the curved shape of the hotel's glass facade acts as a lens in the daytime, creating a "ray of death."

.15 The Ryugen Hotel

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Ryuguon Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea has been repeatedly recognized as the "ugliest building in the world" . But even if you do not take into account its unusual shape, this 105-meter tower in 330 floors, which was built since 1987, has not yet received a single visitor.

But the real architectural masterpieces of different time can be considered 15 of the most extreme bridges, to pass through which the most desperate brave souls will be solved . And could you?

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