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 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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#12 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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#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 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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#16 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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#17 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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#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 Ostankino Broadcast Tower, Moscow, Russia

Ostankino Broadcast Tower, Moscow, Russia

Denis Murin Report

Daria B 2 years ago

Perfect timing! ♥

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#23 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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#24 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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#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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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#74 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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#75 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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#76 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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#77 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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#78 Robarts Library, Toronto, Canada

Robarts Library, Toronto, Canada