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You won't believe the architectural fails that we have on this list. From skyscrapers that melt cars and dangerous bridges breaking. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr # 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.
It's September 25th 2018. Join me on the Thames foreshore as I search for pieces of London's past. There is a mystery find in this video that I need help identifying too. Take a look and see if you can work out what it is! You do need a permit to mudlark the River Thames and you can find the details on the website of the Port of London Authority here:- https://www.pla.co.uk/Environment/Thames-foreshore-access-including-metal-detecting-searching-and-digging Thank you for watching and if you are on twitter or instagram, you can follow me on @tidelineart There is one date mistake in this video. a bit of a typo. Did you spot it?
On our planet, there are roughly 2,000 islands—many of which are occupied and many of which are not. Some islands sit abandoned and lost to time; others are yet to be discovered. There are islands which are populated by living, breathing humans and spirits who coexist, and there are those that have been abandoned and remain the property of spirits alone. Here, we’ll show you some of the creepiest places in the world; these are The Most HAUNTED Islands on Earth. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr Watch our "Evidence That Aliens HAVE Visited Earth " video here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL227eb9FSI Watch our "CRAZY Ideas That Actually Worked!" video here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0n2wEAiOcg Watch our UNBELIEVABLE Items Found After Tsunamis !" video here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNNLwdBI7Gk 5. Ellis Island This little island was the gateway to America for many an immigrant from 1892 through 1964, and more than 12 million people passed through it. It’s also sometimes referred to as “Island of Tears” or “Isle of Tears,” considering it was the make or break checkpoint for those wishing to start over in the country. Thousands were turned away due to various reasons, and sometimes families were separated or sent back altogether. More than 3,500 people lost their lives on the island as well, most of which perished in quarantine. There were also many instances of people taking their own lives after being denied entry to America, and many will testify to hearing and seeing many strange things there. Doors are slammed, invisible children laugh and cry, nonexistent candles burn, and voices of many are heard, making this a truly scary landmark that played an important role in history. 4. Mackinac Island This next island can be found near the eastern end of the Straits of Mackinac in Lake Huron, and what once was a battlefield and Indian burial area, is now a vacation spot. It was home to the Indigenous Odawa, a tribe of Native Americans, but they fell victim to annihilation by the Seneca people one winter long ago, and only two local natives escaped by hiding. It was also important to the fur trade and the sight of two brutal battles during the War of 1812. There were also accusations of witchcraft happening on the island, and seven women were accused. The test to see if they were innocent? Tie rocks to their feet and throw them into a lagoon; if they floated, they would be deemed witches, if they sank, they were innocent. All seven sank and lost their lives. There’s more than enough blood and sadness on the island just to assume it’s haunted, and many places on it are thought to be so. 3. Isla de Las Munecas There are those who like dolls, and there are those who are terrified of them. The Isla de Las Munecas is a place that could turn any of the former into the latter. Its name translates to “Island of the Dolls,” and it can be found in Xochimilco (Zochimilko), a mayoralty in Mexico City. The island was once owned by Don Julian Santana Barrera, a man who kept to himself, and it’s said he found a girl drowned in a canal on the island. He found a doll floating nearby and hung it on a tree where the girl was found as a sign of respect. Legend has it that he began hearing whispers, wails, and footsteps in the woods around his hut. In an attempt to appease the spirit of the girl, he spent the next half-century hanging dolls all over the island. It’s also rumored that Barrera was later found drowned in the same spot he saw the girl, and the Isla de Las Munecas has become a popular ghost hunting, television filming, and tourist exploring attraction. 2. Hashima Island This super haunted island is also called Gunkanjima or the “Battleship Island.” That’s because it looks like a terrifying, sunken, monstrous wreck of a battleship. It’s abandoned and sits roughly 15 miles from the famous city of Nagasaki in Japan and is just one of 505 islands in the Nagasaki Prefecture that is uninhabited. It became known for its undersea coal mining operations, operations which ceased in 1974 when the coal reserves became depleted, and then everyone left. While it was still in service, thousands of Koreans were forced into labor in the mines, and at one point it was the most densely populated place in the world. There were almost 6,000 people on an island which measured only 15 acres! It is now a ghost town to the living, but it’s said that past inhabitants still remain, we just can’t see them. 1...
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The zombie apocalypse could be around the corner any day now and it’s important have the proper equipment and supplies during unpredictable situations. We’ve left some links in the description below in case you want to take a better look for yourself. From the proper baseball bat to get the job done to the right food you should buy here are best amazon products for the zombie apocalypse.
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