You won't believe the architectural fails that we have on this list. From skyscrapers that melt cars and dangerous bridges breaking.
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# 6 Lotus Riverside Complex
The Lotus Riverside was a residential apartment complex in Shanghai. It’s made up of eleven 13-story rectangular buildings. One fateful morning in June 2009, one of the buildings toppled completely over on its side. It fell straight over and just barely missed a nearby building. The way they are shaped and constructed, if it had hit, it would have created the world’s most destructive domino effect. The thing that caused this wasn’t an architectural glitch in the building but rather the foundation it was built on. Right below the building, workers were excavating earth to create an underground garage. The soil was dumped into a landfill near a creek which caused the water to seep into the ground. All of this combined turned the foundation beneath the complex to mud, leading to the collapse.
# 5 Ray and Maria Stata Center
The Ray and Maria Stata Center is an academic complex at MIT that was designed by Frank Gehry. It was opened in 2004 and received lots of positive attention for its unique and mind-bending angles and structural facades. However, the building has since been riddled with so many problems that MIT has sued Frank Gehry’s firm for it. The $300 million dollar building had drainage issues that caused cracks in walls, mold grew on the brick exterior, and huge dangerous icicle daggers hang from the roof. The repairs cost the school more than $1.5 million dollars.
# 4 Tropicana Field Stadium
The Tropicana Field is home to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Major League Baseball Team based in St Petersburg, Florida. The problem with the field isn’t the actual field, but what hangs above it. The ceiling has four catwalks and several lights hanging down that, as you can imagine, get in the way of baseballs that are hit into the air. In case you don’t know, a major facet of baseball is trying to hit the ball as high and as far as possible so you can potentially, hit a homerun. The structures at the stadium often get in the way of that and will even block potential home run balls. Sometimes a light will get hit and cause a dangerous rain of super hot glass to fall into the field. Maybe the next time you design a baseball stadium, consider not building a roof.
# 3 Walkie Talkie Skyscrapers
The Walkie Talkie Skyscraper in London was an architectural novel, acclaimed for its slightly concave facade and towering height. However, there was something else about it that became much more infamous: it’s a 525 feet tall heat ray. The concave shape of the building focuses and reflects sun rays in just a way that it magnifies them and burns everything on the street around it. The heat rays reflecting off the building have been found to fry doorways, shatter tiles, and heat the ground up to 243 degrees Fahrenheit. It even melted cars down to their body frames.
# 2 Sampoong Department Store
The Sampoong Department Store was initially meant to be a four-floor office building but was later converted into a department store. To do this, they, of course, removed support columns of elevators and relocated an air conditioning unit to the roof. Obviously, the result was not good. The structural instability caused the building to completely collapse in 1995, trapping 1500 people and killing 502.
# 1 Skyscraper on Stilts
When an architect named William LeMessurier wanted to build a skyscraper in the 1970s, his ideal construction site was occupied by a Lutheran church that was completely unwilling to move. So instead of demolishing the church, he decided to build the skyscraper in the air right above the church. The Citigroup Center tower is a 59 story building that has a foundation made of stilts, so the building is right above the church. However, as you might think, a skyscraper on stilts can have some pretty dangerous structural problems if you’re not careful. The whole building was made with bolted joints rather than welded joints, which made it super susceptible to being toppled by a strong enough storm. So did Citigroup warn everyone in the area that the biggest building on the block could come crashing down at any moment? No, they just secretly welded all the joints together and prayed to all their Gods that it wouldn’t come crashing down before then. If it had come down, it could have ended the lives of around 200,000 people.
THE PLAY GROUND ORBs have nothing on the 1960s- 80s we had metal slides at most schools that were 15 foot tall to break your neck and fry your legs going down lol..owe the good old days in kindergarden and elementry ...
this will be the last talltanic video i will ever watch. this collection of stories is so full of fake fact and bullshit , it's not even funny. you people need to do some research and present the facts, not supposition and bullshit."the building COULD HAVE fallen down and killed 200 000 people" where the fuck did you get that figure from? your ass ? do everyone a favor, and just state the truth, this sensationalism is fucking disgraceful
the walkie talkie building has never melted any car "down to its frame" quit spewing bullshit.the sampoong department store didnt collapse because they moved the elevators aand an air conditioner, it failed because the owner wanted to add extra floors that the structure couldn't support, idiots.
the tacoma narrows bridge didn't fail because of what it was made of, it failed because the wind blowing over the bridge caused "torsional flutter"., a phenomenon that causes vorteces to form around the bridge structure as air passes through and around it. do some research and find out.
He left out some vital information about the sampoong building
Not only did they convert it into a department store, they did not relocate pillars, they made every column 20 percent thinner. Added a floor, and the air conditioner, was the only thing "relocated" by dragging it across the roof because nearby neighbors complained about the noise. The air conditioner should have been lifted and relocated, but just like this narrator's job they didnt do their homework and said "good enough" and drug an enourmous load across a very weak and crippled structure.
Son, I would not boast about this crap. The title is grammatically wrong -10 Biggest Architectural Fails- *10 Biggest Architectural Failures* - conclusion _America is hopeless at building anything_ maybe you should have enlisted the of Isambard Kingdom Brunel the structures he designed and built in the 1840s in the UK are still standing!
I live in Washington, the materials of the bridge are not why it collapsed, it had to do with the form of the bridge and the typically high velocity wind going through the narrows. Also, the bridge was never recovered, it's all still under water.
A lot of BS here, as others have noted. The real reason for the failure of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge was aerodynamics -- vortexes shed from the span in a high wind resonated with the structure. By the way, neither of those two side-by-side bridges at the beginning are the bridge that collapsed.
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Step 1: Immediately turn down the volume or better yet turn it off
Step 2 : Turn on captions.
Step 3 : Close this and watch something else. This video was in my recommendations and has a few mistakes but at least you can listen to it.
The Sampoong department store collapse wasn't so much an engineering/architecture failure so much shoddy construction & lack of oversight. The construction company cheaped out on a lot of the materials & didn't follow the plans. They also added several extra floors that weren't in the plans that added a lot of extra weight.
In addition to the metallic, irritating voice, I wonder why someone doesn't know how to spell "SKYSCRAPER" at 06:23.
And that grindingly excruciating high-treble SCREECH at the beginning of the video had me about a quarter second from shutting it off right after starting it.
Does the video editor have a hearing difficulty in the high-frequency ranges? Because the high-frequency sounds on this thing are WAY over-played, way too loud. Give us a little mid-range and some bass, too, just to be kind to your viewers.
This video is fucking poorly researched garbage. The citigroup building's flaws were discovered by a student studying the effects of wind hitting the building at 45 degrees. LeMessurier is widely known as an exemplar of engineering ethics for admitting to the issue immediately. Also, bolted joints are not inferior to welded joints. Its simply easier to weld reinforcements that the bolt on new ones.
Tacoma Narrows Bridge didn’t collapse because of the materials, the engineer did leave enough open space on the side of the bridge to let wind flow through; consequently, the excessive wind resistance caused the bridge to start vibrating, as motion waves kept growing by merging in phase, the motion grew until the stress exceeded the tolerances which caused the supports to fail.
thumbnail has nothing to do with architecture. that was a failure in geotechnical engineering. excavating soil on one side of the building they piled it on the other side. this created a catastrophically large pressure gradient in the soil, snapping the pile foundations (beams or pipes lodged deep into the ground). area was still under construction though so not horrible. almost knocked down the nearby buildings though
200,000 people could be killed by 1 building comming down? Had you forgotten the major event that rocked N.Y. and the world back in 2001? Less than 5000 was killed in that sad event and correct me if im wrong but wasnt it TWO skyscrapers? Oh and TWO planes? I mean shit 200,000 people? Really?
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We will have to be coming up with lots more short hair braids in the future, so be sure to give us a follow over at our newly redesigned blog Abella’s Braids to see more as we do them!
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love these ideas! My daughter recently cut about 8 inches off her hair and is loving her shorter hair, but I’ve mostly been at a loss of what to do with it! Thanks!
Abella has been begging me for at least a year, probably closer to two years, to cut her hair. I posted a photo on Instagram with a question in the caption. “Abella has been begging me to cut her hair short, do you think I should let her do it?” Almost everyone said “YES!” So thanks to all of the good advice from my followers, we did it…and we haven’t regretted it for a second! I think she looks so cute and it really fits her personality! It’s for sure a lot harder to come up with braids but it’s pushed me to step out of my comfort zone! We wanted to show you that even if you have short hair, there are lots of cute braids you can still do!
This first braid (above) is three ladder braids. Start out with a part deep to one side. On the side with less hair, start out by doing a waterfall braid along the part. Under that one, do another waterfall braid, but incorporate the waterfall pieces from the one above it as you braid. Under that one, do a french braid. Incorporate the waterfall pieces from the second braid as you go. We braided each one to the ends and used elastics that matched her hair to tie them off.