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Vdara Hotel and Spa in Las Vegas:The curved structure of the Vdara collects solar rays and beams them down at the hotel pool, causing temperatures to raise, burning people and even melting objects.
Fidenae Amphitheater of Verona:This ancient Roman structure was built out of wood and collapsed due to the volume of people who populated it to see gladiator fights.
Pharos Lighthouse of Alexandria:the lighthouse was one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and had withstood a number of natural disasters. An earthquake in 1303, however, proved that the building was not indestructible; it collapsed.
Leaning Tower of Pisa:The famous tower was originally built on marshy land that proved to be unable of holding up such weight. The tower's foundation has to be repeatedly reinforced so that it doesn't collapse.
St. Francis Dam:The dam collapsed only four years after it had been built. 600 people died due to flooding caused by its faulty foundation.
Tacoma Narrows Bridge:The bridge collapsed in a wind storm in 1940, causing one of the most dramatic failures in the history of bridge engineering. After the disaster, suspension bridges were rethought and the building of them was completely altered.
Hancock Tower in Boston:Due to repeated thermal stress on the building, windows would fall crashing to the ground, totaling about 10,000 windows that had to be replaced. In addition to that, the building swayed too much in the wind, causing the people on the higher floors to get motion sickness.
Lotus Riverside Apartments in Shanghai:This apartment complex consisted of eleven 13-story buildings. Due to the addition of an underground garage, and the subsequent dumping of its fill dirt into the nearby riverbank, the bank collapsed, filling the empty space underground with water, and turning the Lotus' foundation into mud.
Bridgewater Place in Leeds:This is the tallest building in Leeds, and is causing huge issues. At the base of the tower, a severe wind tunnel is formed. Thus far, there have been 25 incidents reported due to the dangerous winds.
Taipei 101 in Taiwan:Known for its “revolutionary earthquake and typhoon mitigation technologies,” it’s ironic that some geologists believe that this building has actually reopened a fault line in the Taipei basin.
Beetham Tower in Manchester:The thin blade that sits at the top of the Beetham reportedly causes an audible whistle or a hum when the wind blows.
Intempo Hotel in Benidorm:It was suggested that this hotel had been designed without lifts to the top. The developers had decided to more than double the height of the building and, in the race to get it built, adequate space hadn’t been allocated for larger lifts and motor equipment.
Rhugyong Hotel in North Korea:This building holds the world record as the “world’s tallest unoccupied building.” Due to a seemingly endless series of problems, including electricity and food shortages, the tower, which was originally meant to open in 1992, is still under construction.