The worst architectural fails of our time
InTempo Skyscraper, Spain: The ambitious plans for this 47-floor apartment block in Benidorm, Spain never quite came to fruition.
InTempo Skyscraper, Spain: Somehow the engineers forgot to include the elevators. Imagine carrying construction materials up.
Walt Disney Concert Hall, USA: The Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles was designed by famed architect Frank Gehry.
Walt Disney Concert Hall, USA: The curved metal sheets pointing in every direction expertly reflect light into the eyes of passing drivers.
The Walkie Talkie," England: Officially named 20 Fenchurch Street, this London building was considered an architectural triumph.
The Walkie Talkie," England: It reflects such strong sunlight onto the street below that it has been known to damage the paint of parked cars.
Vdara Hotel and Spa, USA: The Vdara hotel in Las Vegas is a case of another architect who was blinded by the light.
Vdara Hotel and Spa, USA: The curved reflective building channels sun rays directly into the swimming pool area.
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, United Arab Emirates: A 2.5 million gallon water tank was built in the middle of a shopping mall to house the Dubai Aquarium collection.
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, United Arab Emirates: Disaster struck in 2010 when a crack in the glass suddenly sent water gushing into the mall.
Ryugyong Hotel, North Korea: The Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang was one of North Korea's many (failed) attempts to gain respect on the world stage.