Are you an evil supervillain? Are you looking for a new lair? Then check out this list of diabolical-looking buildings for some seriously sinister inspiration. They might look like dodgy dens from a James Bond movie, but they're actually a bunch of awesomely creative, non-nefarious structures from around the world. Compiled by Bored Panda, and greatly inspired by /r/evilbuildings, the list contains everything from a dancing house in Prague and a train station in Lyon to a congress centre in Hangzhou and a research institute in Berlin. You're sure to find some great design ideas, even if you're not a scheming supervillain. Don't forget to vote for the best!

#1 Buzludzha, Bulgaria

Buzludzha, Bulgaria

Nikon Morris , KamrenB Photography Report

Vanessa 2 years ago

It looks like Captain America and Iron Man fought here ^^

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#2 Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, USA

Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, USA

James Losey Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

I feel like I've arrived in Gotham.

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#3 Mahanakhon Tower, Bangkok, Thailand

Mahanakhon Tower, Bangkok, Thailand

Jackrit Singhanutta Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

The building's "pixelated" appearance gives the impression like it's falling apart

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#4 Polygone Riviera, France

Polygone Riviera, France

polygone-riviera.fr , dominique andré Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

This building is located in a open air French mall, divided into four districts (Home & Garden, Lifestyle, Premium, and The Designer Gallery). The 22 meter (72 ft.) building itself is titled “Guetteur” which translated to English means "the lookout".

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#5 Riverside Museum, Glasgow, UK

Riverside Museum, Glasgow, UK

Targn Pleiades Report

Bella 2 years ago

i feel like it's giving me the middle finger

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#6 Catholic Church, Paks, Hungary

Catholic Church, Paks, Hungary

Sitkei Gábor Report

Tünde Komjáthy 2 years ago

Sauron is that you??

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#7 Former Research Institute For Experimental Medicine, Berlin, Germany

Former Research Institute For Experimental Medicine, Berlin, Germany

Barrie Leach Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

If there were ever a place to do medicinal experiments.... this would be it. WOW!

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#8 Bahnhof Office Built Into A Former Anti-Atomic Shelter, Stockholm, Sweden

Bahnhof Office Built Into A Former Anti-Atomic Shelter, Stockholm, Sweden

Albert France-Lanord (A)rchitects Report

Enn Geecee 2 years ago

Excuse me, this is the Batcave. How DARE you.

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#9 Maison St Cyr, Brussels, Belgium

Maison St Cyr, Brussels, Belgium

Andrew Peter Martin , Philippe GHESQUIERE-DIERICKX Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

At 4 meters wide, this residence is breathtaking! I'd love to live here

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#10 Fort Alexander (Plague Fort), Saint Petersburg, Russia

Fort Alexander (Plague Fort), Saint Petersburg, Russia

flappytowel Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Everything about this place is sort of creepy. From a stable for laboratory horses to the cremation facility for lab animals, for about 20 years, this place was a research facility for the Plague and other bacterial diseases (hence the name). And even a couple of deaths of two people doing that research.

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#11 Dc Tower I, Vienna, Austria

Dc Tower I, Vienna, Austria

imgur.com Report

Daria B 2 years ago

It would be cool if it could actually change shape, as it looks like it's able to do so.

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#12 Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral, Clermont-Ferrand, France

commons.wikimedia.org Report

Bella 2 years ago

the addams family

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#13 The National Library Of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus

The National Library Of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus

acornsoftware , ctv Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

This building does all sorts of cool lighting designs fc07b762d7...654298.jpg fc07b762d7c7660535f17ca9883f45307183b39b-586bb8d654298.jpg

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#14 Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík, Iceland

Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík, Iceland

Daniel Williams Report

#15 Expiatori Del Sagrat Cor, Mount Tibidabo, Barcelona, Spain

Expiatori Del Sagrat Cor, Mount Tibidabo, Barcelona, Spain

amoschapplephoto , Adrián Pino Report

Wolfer Unigues 2 years ago

Spectacular!!

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#16 Temppeliaukion Church, Helsinki, Finland

Temppeliaukion Church, Helsinki, Finland

kosmologi , Jorge Láscar Report

Sue Webster 2 years ago

I sang in there.

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#17 The Maze Tower, Dubai, UAE

The Maze Tower, Dubai, UAE

citymetric.com Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Pac Man anybody??

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#18 Oakley Headquarters, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, USA

Oakley Headquarters, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, USA

Ed McGowan Report

Sandy Lopiccolo 2 years ago

Is is literally 2 miles from my house. It has a basketball court and the section of floor from Michael Jordan's last shot in his last. Game. Amazing place.

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#19 Basque Health Department Headquarters In Bilbao, Spain

Basque Health Department Headquarters In Bilbao, Spain

ALEIX BAGUÉ Report

Daria B 2 years ago

This one survived some battles involving ice and cristal element attacks....

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#20 Aiguille Du Midi, French Alps

Aiguille Du Midi, French Alps

Frank Mulliez , Nick Chamnong Report

JillVille Child Care 2 years ago

James Bond was here, I just know it.

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#21 Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, UAE

AndersenFC , Aziz J.Hayat Report

Peitto Burrito 2 years ago

I have to say that this one doesn't look like a pretty building, at least from up above. But it's big and shiny, works for supervillains for sure.

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#22 Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang, North Korea

Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang, North Korea

Roman Harak Report

Jan Kovář 2 years ago

Blade Runner-like

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#23 Taipei 101 Observatory, Taipei City, Taiwan

Taipei 101 Observatory, Taipei City, Taiwan

PC_Junkie Report

Prabhasmyhero Vasanth 2 years ago

from where i thought it ends, it starts! (scrolling from the bottom)

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#24 Ostankino Broadcast Tower, Moscow, Russia

Ostankino Broadcast Tower, Moscow, Russia

Denis Murin Report

Daria B 2 years ago

Perfect timing! ♥

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#25 Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo, Japan

Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo, Japan

Sandro Bisaro , wakiiii Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

It was originally designed as a Capsule Hotel to provide economical housing for businessmen working late in central Tokyo during the week. The one-man-room capsule, a modified (4 x 2.5 meter) shipping container, has one circular window, a built-in bed and bathroom unit. It also has a TV, radio and alarm clock

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#26 Wedding Palace, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Wedding Palace, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Dan Lundberg Report

Jasmine Chen 2 years ago

strange for a wedding place.

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#27 Pacific Design Center, Red Building, Hollywood, California, USA

Pacific Design Center, Red Building, Hollywood, California, USA

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects , Jon Viscott Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

There is also 2 other buildings there. One is BRIGHT green and the other is bright blue

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#28 The Bank Of America Center, Houston, USA

The Bank Of America Center, Houston, USA

Mabry Campbell Follow Report

Jessica 2 years ago

This one is funny because it's actually true!!!

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#29 Al Tijaria Tower, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Al Tijaria Tower, Kuwait City, Kuwait

usabin Report

Simo-Pekka Patrikainen 2 years ago

It's the Black Marker!

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#30 Cologne Central Mosque, Cologne, Germany

Cologne Central Mosque, Cologne, Germany

chanelmuslim.com Report

Daria B 2 years ago

This one looks like something I can reduce to a compact size and put in my pocket.

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#31 Stamp House, Queensland, Australia

Stamp House, Queensland, Australia

Charles Wright Architects , greenbuild Report

Beate Zimmermann 2 years ago

Goldfingers home?

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#32 Space Museum, Vancouver, Canada

Space Museum, Vancouver, Canada

Janusz Leszczynski Report

Jasmine Chen 2 years ago

what's a crab having to do with space?

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#33 Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing Shi, China

Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing Shi, China

Thomas Report

Daria B 2 years ago

Spikey!

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#34 Omv Borealis Refinery, On The German/Austrian Frontier

Omv Borealis Refinery, On The German/Austrian Frontier

Ian Allen Report

Arty 2 years ago

it's a refinery! do you ever see a beautiful and peaceful refinery??

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#35 Science And Technology Centre, Pyongyang, North Korea

Science And Technology Centre, Pyongyang, North Korea

Reuters Report

Full Name 2 years ago

Looks like it's straight out of a 1950's science video you'd have to watch at school.

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#36 Kafka Castle, Sant Pere De Ribes, Barcelona, Spain

Kafka Castle, Sant Pere De Ribes, Barcelona, Spain

archdaily Report

Anna von 30sto50s 2 years ago

I love it! This looks like out of Kafkas mind, like he painted his dreams and fears.

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#37 Svalbard Global Seed Vault (Seed Bank), Spitsbergen, Norway

Svalbard Global Seed Vault (Seed Bank), Spitsbergen, Norway

Global Crop Diversity Trust Report

Anshul Nautiyal 2 years ago

Looks like a big CPU

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#38 Ilinden, Krushevo, Macedonia

Ilinden, Krushevo, Macedonia

jan kempenaers , Flyfifer Photography Report

Ursula Elvegard 2 years ago

Seeing the stained glass window made it immediately more interesting to me.

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#39 The United States Air Force Academy, Colorado, USA

The United States Air Force Academy, Colorado, USA

Dave Soldano Report

Daria B 2 years ago

Oh, it reminds me of old music videos... AND old Windows bugs....

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#40 At&t Building, Nashville, Tennessee, Usa

At&t Building, Nashville, Tennessee, Usa

imgur Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Looks like batman's head.

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#41 The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain

The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain

Carlos Vieira Follow , Fani Torres Report

Beate Zimmermann 2 years ago

The spider is creepy.

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#42 Selfridges Department Store, Birmingham, England

Selfridges Department Store, Birmingham, England

devonvisitor , Darrell Godliman Report

Alenn F 2 years ago

i think i have never seen an uglier building xD

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#43 Jimbocho Theater, Tokyo, Japan

Jimbocho Theater, Tokyo, Japan

Nikken Sekkei Report

Elizabeth Cartony-Wiley 2 years ago

I can hear it transforming into an autobot!

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#44 Mcdonald's, Roswell, New Mexico, USA

Mcdonald's, Roswell, New Mexico, USA

imgur Report

Cat Meow 2 years ago

Does the spaceship fly off once enough humans are inside?

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#45 Graz Art Museum, Graz, Austria

Graz Art Museum, Graz, Austria

Teillu , Reinhold Divitschek Report

Adisa Diamusk 2 years ago

It also makes sound depending on a wind, sounds like giant seashell

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#46 Geisel Library, La Jolla, California, USA

Geisel Library, La Jolla, California, USA

O Palsson Report

Daria B 2 years ago

With different colours, this could look like a flower. Maybe this villain here is a sophisticated one.

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#47 Reiyukai Shakaden Temple, Tokyo, Japan

Reiyukai Shakaden Temple, Tokyo, Japan

L. Felipe Castro , Berni Andrew Report

Alex Pe 2 years ago

Cue the Imperial March...

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#48 College Life Insurance Company Headquarters, Indianapolis, USA

College Life Insurance Company Headquarters, Indianapolis, USA

Jimmy Baikovicius Report

Daria B 2 years ago

Copy-paste.

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#49 Rio De Janeiro Cathedral, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Rio De Janeiro Cathedral, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Cyro A. Silva , PROMaria_Globetrotter Report

Olivia W 2 years ago

The second picture looks like you'd find it Las Vegas, with the pink lights!

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#50 Church Of St. Giovanni Bono, Milan, Italy

Church Of St. Giovanni Bono, Milan, Italy

Il Conte Photography Report

Onur Günönü 2 years ago

Kkk headquarter.

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#51 Atomium, Brussels, Belgium

Atomium, Brussels, Belgium

Andrei Robu - RoSonic.photos , Sven Scho Report

Cathrine Simone 2 years ago

It was actually built as an attraction for the Brussels 1958 Worlds Fair, *The Expo 58*. I've visited this place a few years back, and it certainly feels a lot like a ride, going up & up the escalators to get the spheres that were open for visits. :)

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#52 Kingdom Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Kingdom Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

omrania.com Report

Miklós Nagy 2 years ago

It can't be that bad if it looks like a beer opener.

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#53 Lyon Airport Train Station, Lyon, France

Lyon Airport Train Station, Lyon, France

Vasily Baburov Report

Onur Günönü 2 years ago

Antman

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#54 Beekman Tower, New York City, USA

Beekman Tower, New York City, USA

José Rodrigues , Shabdro Photo Report

Michele Aka-Mimi 2 years ago

Creepy

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#55 Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing, China

Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing, China

worldarchitecture , Candy Shirey Report

Chiranjeev Sharma 2 years ago

Looks like snail is gonna come out soon :P

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#56 Italian Fire Station, Margreid, Italy

Italian Fire Station, Margreid, Italy

Bergmeister Wolf Architekten Report

Cat Meow 2 years ago

Hail Hydra

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#57 Cathedral Of The Northern Lights, Alta, Norway

Cathedral Of The Northern Lights, Alta, Norway

Adam Mørk Report

Elizabeth Rockefeller 2 years ago

Definitely channels it's name sake in its construction. I really like it.

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#58 The Queen Sofía Palace Of The Arts, Valencia, Spain

The Queen Sofía Palace Of The Arts, Valencia, Spain

Niklas Bayrle Report

Thomas Ewing 11 months ago

A UFO landing.

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#59 Museum Of Modern Art, Niterói, Brazil

Museum Of Modern Art, Niterói, Brazil

Sam.Seyffert Report

Thomas Ewing 11 months ago

A UFO getting ready to take off!

#60 Brattvåg Church, Norway

Brattvåg Church, Norway

pianobutter Report

Elizabeth Rockefeller 2 years ago

It looks like if Batman decided to have a headquarters in Norway. The top level of windows kinda looks like an eye to me.

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#61 Sathorn Unique Tower, Bangkok, Thailand

Sathorn Unique Tower, Bangkok, Thailand

Benjamin Wießner aka kleiner hobbit , Earth-Bound Misfit, I Report

Vojtěch Mareš 2 years ago

Looks like Galactic Senate from Star Wars

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#62 Aluminium Centrum, Nieuwegein, Netherlands

Aluminium Centrum, Nieuwegein, Netherlands

NO/me Report

Yves Vaillant 2 years ago

Houten, The Netherlands, NOT Nieuwegein!

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#63 Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts, Kansas City, USA

Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts, Kansas City, USA

Mike Day Report

Kathryn Borrow 2 years ago

Nice

#64 Hangzhou Congress Center, China

Hangzhou Congress Center, China

Peter Ruge Architekten Report

Thomas Ewing 11 months ago

Very lovely and tasteful--nothing evil. Even the food is top drawer!

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#65 Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, Huzhou, China

Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, Huzhou, China

cestovani.idnes Report

Michele Aka-Mimi 2 years ago

Giant slinky

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#66 F&F Tower, Panama City, Panama

F&F Tower, Panama City, Panama

Mariordo Report

Elizabeth Rockefeller 2 years ago

It looks like it's giving a thumbs up!

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#67 King Abdulaziz Center For World Culture, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

King Abdulaziz Center For World Culture, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

lordk2022 Report

Kathryn Borrow 2 years ago

World culture just got thrown back in to the Stone Age.

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#68 Parc Du Futuroscope, Poitiers, Poitou-Charentes, France

Parc Du Futuroscope, Poitiers, Poitou-Charentes, France

Laurie Dupuis Report

#69 The Timmelsjoch Experience Pass Museum, Brenner Pass, Italy

The Timmelsjoch Experience Pass Museum, Brenner Pass, Italy

amusingplanet Report

Maciej Melcher 2 years ago

It'll be a fun ride once it detaches and slides down the mountains...

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#70 Lycée Sainte Marie-lyon, La Verpillière, France

Lycée Sainte Marie-lyon, La Verpillière, France

Il Conte Photography Report

Pi... 2 years ago

perhaps a fresh coat of paint....

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#71 Niagara Mohawk Building, Syracuse, New York, USA

Niagara Mohawk Building, Syracuse, New York, USA

Trevor , Brian Eden Report

Kathryn Borrow 2 years ago

It's actually looks very German.

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#72 Fang Yuan Building, Shenyang, China

Fang Yuan Building, Shenyang, China

imgur Report

Erin Zelnio 2 years ago

Does this have anything to do with currency regulation in China? Because that really looks like an old fashioned Chinese coin.

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#73 South Australian Health And Medical Research Institute, Adelaide Sa, Australia

South Australian Health And Medical Research Institute, Adelaide Sa, Australia

modlar Report

Thomas Ewing 11 months ago

Looks like the building needs some health and research...

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#74 United Tower, Bahrain

United Tower, Bahrain

essenceofdilmunia.com Report

Elizabeth Rockefeller 2 years ago

It reminds me of a drill bit. Lol

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#75 Hangzhou International Conference Center, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China

Hangzhou International Conference Center, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China

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Crystyn Gingko 2 years ago

The golden snitch.

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#76 Fermilab Wilson Hall, Batavia, Illinois, USA

Fermilab Wilson Hall, Batavia, Illinois, USA

Steve Krave Report

Griselle Lugo 2 years ago

Lightning not included!!

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#77 The Palace Of Peace And Reconciliation, Astana, Kazakhstan

The Palace Of Peace And Reconciliation, Astana, Kazakhstan

Eric Lafforgue Report

Pi... 2 years ago

It's funny that this item made this list... when pyramids and that thing in front of the Louvre are beautiful... Lol.. tis a strange set of opinions.

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#78 Robarts Library, Toronto, Canada

Robarts Library, Toronto, Canada

Courtney , Will L Report

Teodora Toshkova 2 years ago

The first one looks more like it's prison :)

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#79 The Kuwait Towers

The Kuwait Towers

Mohammad Al-Fedayli Report

Konrad Jamtoy 2 years ago

Olives

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#80 Gottfried Böhm Pilgrimage Church, Velbert, Germany

Gottfried Böhm Pilgrimage Church, Velbert, Germany

seier+seier , Marc Schneppensief Report

maobe 2 years ago

wanted to build a bunker and ended with a church

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#81 The Cathedral Of Brasília Is The Roman Catholic Cathedral Serving Brasília, Brazil

The Cathedral Of Brasília Is The Roman Catholic Cathedral Serving Brasília, Brazil

PROSteve Evans Report

Maria S Cirotto 2 years ago

I live next to it. Its even beautiful from the inside. But the real Supervillans are in the National Congress, witch is brazilian parlament, a few meters from Cathedral.

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#82 Winter Cabin On Top Of Mount Kanin In Slovenia

Winter Cabin On Top Of Mount Kanin In Slovenia