The right architectural designs can be a breath-taking sight and a stunning human achievement. But, when architects get it wrong, it’s like a ketchup stain on a white shirt. From ugly hotels to poorly designed bridges, the worst architecture in the world can be devastating to the eye and, on rare occasions, dangerous to the public. Here are the 25 Biggest Architecture Fails You’ll Ever See.
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, 334 window panes.
Las Vegas can get pretty hot at times but people lying by the pool rarely expect their hair to singe or their cups to melt. This is exactly what happened at the Vdara Hotel, where guests complained that its windows magnify the sun’s heat, creating a “death ray.”
ArcelorMittal Orbit Sculpture and Observation Tower
Acting as a sculpture, observation tower, and red abomination from the evil depths 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.
The Ryugyong Hotel
Let’s face it, the Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea speaks for itself. A building renowned 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.
Ontario College of Art & Design
It’s hard not to laugh the first time you see the architecture for the Ontario College of Art & Design. It looks like a Minecraft brick fell from the sky and landed on top of a couple of older buildings. We’re hoping it’s a good school, but by the looks of things, it might be smart to have a different school as a backup.