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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 years ago

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

Lisa Meertens
Community Member
5 years ago

This wás it...

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Jasmine Chen
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks like a Tank!

Frank Moloch
Community Member
5 years ago

willkommen... nein! (kaboom!)

Daria B
Community Member
5 years ago

Even the caption sounds kinda "evil"... @_@

Miss Littlepond
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks like Mengele's office...

Janie Due
Community Member
5 years ago

I read somewhere in the internet that there are 80'000 test-animals inside there :(

TheCakery Emily Wadsworth
Community Member
5 years ago

It looks like a tank

Violet Spencer
Community Member
5 years ago

i really like this building i feel like a novel or a movie should take place there

Joachim Groth
Community Member
5 years ago

In Berlin it is called "Mäusebunker" (mice bunker) since it has been used for animal experimentation

Marie-claude Favier
Community Member
5 years ago

Yep. I can believe it was be used for animal experimentation. Freaky evil looking building..

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Chiranjeev Sharma
Community Member
5 years ago

those pipes look like canons :(

Mark Jaress
Community Member
5 years ago

This needs to be featured in a Bond movie, or, at least an Austin Powers movie

Cody Eriksen
Community Member
5 years ago

Muhahahaha!!

Tony Formica
Community Member
5 years ago

it's so easy to make up a story and take all the colour out of a pic and declare all doom n gloom happens there sv-6491984...63011f.jpg sv-64919846-586bfc663011f.jpg

Tony Formica
Community Member
5 years ago

it's so easy to make up a story and take all the colour out of a pic and declare all doom n gloom happens there sv-04-586b...62bc99.jpg sv-04-586bfba62bc99.jpg

Simon Wiegand
Community Member
5 years ago

You've only seen photos. I've seen it in real life. It's really an oppressive chunk of brutalist spaceship.

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Maciej Melcher
Community Member
5 years ago

Wonder how employees liked it there.

DancingToMyself
Community Member
5 years ago

If there anybody's alive, we could ask. :p

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Joe Schelin
Community Member
5 years ago

Yeah....thats not designed for a Zombie Apoc........noooo, not at all........lol

Rebekkah Sprague
Community Member
5 years ago

😱

Karen Drucks
Community Member
5 years ago

A stationary tank with long range guns...

Chad Anderson
Community Member
5 years ago

Yeah experimental "Medicine". Surrrrrrrre

Miss Littlepond
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks like Mengele's office

Cahit Andaç
Community Member
5 years ago

well if it's really for experimental medicine, it IS literally a villain headquarter O.o

Adrian Jenkin (MarauderDeuce)
Community Member
5 years ago

I feel like this building is about ready to rise up on repulsors or similar.

Amy Carter
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks like a good place to stay far away from.

Superluminal1
Community Member
5 years ago

Battleship Bismarck.

Jay Dark
Community Member
1 year ago

I bet the neighbors hear screams at night.

Iadora Kelley
Community Member
2 years ago

PuRRRFucked!!!

Thomas Ewing
Community Member
4 years ago

Reminds me of a futuristic battleship

Chuck Creasy Jr.
Community Member
4 years ago

"research institute for experimental medicine".....in germany? suuuuuure it is.

Kim Tvermoes
Community Member
5 years ago

FIRE THE CANONS!

Suzanne Clark
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow, it actually looks evil...is the fence barb wire?

lǝɔɹɐɯ lınʞ
Community Member
5 years ago

Aeon Flux

Vera Deme
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks like an enormous tank!

Rick Corrigan
Community Member
5 years ago

"All stop, drop anchor, undt prepare to fire upon all disease at once!"

Sheila Kraemer
Community Member
5 years ago

Don't kid yourself. Those are Howitzers! Protecting Dr. Mengele's laboratory?

Pati Whitcomb
Community Member
5 years ago

I can assure you that I would NEVER be a test subject in this building!!

Venturous 1
Community Member
5 years ago

that's the Dalek Headquarters

Jean Schweibish
Community Member
5 years ago

Dry-docked battleship.

AnxietyPanda
Community Member
5 years ago

OWNER: "Make it look like a battleship." ARCHITECT: "wat?"

Mmalp Mulder
Community Member
5 years ago

darleks headquarter

Daniela Petrova
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks like tank

Lisa Buch
Community Member
5 years ago

yeah there is nothing fishy going on there not at all

Elizabeth Butler
Community Member
5 years ago

Scares me to see this

Kevin Smith
Community Member
5 years ago

Vee haff vayz off making you TAWK!!

Kevin Smith
Community Member
5 years ago

Vee haff vays uv mayking you tawk!!!

Patrick Sayet
Community Member
5 years ago

Klingon headquarters on Qonos

Agnes Auxiliatrix
Community Member
5 years ago

Well these technically WERE evil headquarters

Stephen Branch
Community Member
5 years ago

Yikes!

Ajda Boksic Filipovic
Community Member
5 years ago

What architecture is this? Brutalist?

Steven Meyer
Community Member
5 years ago

looks like a ship superstructure

Pablo Vega
Community Member
5 years ago

its so beautiful!!!

Simon Wiegand
Community Member
5 years ago

It's abandoned. Prime target for urban exploration.

Simon Wiegand
Community Member
5 years ago

Prime example of brutalist architecture. It's abandoned, prime target for urban exploration.

Carlos Valenzuela
Community Member
5 years ago

looks like the main halls of the vector empire (final fantasy 6)

Lance d'Boyle
Community Member
5 years ago

All hands to the gundeck! Enemy within range. Fire at will!

Lars Fischer
Community Member
5 years ago

Battleship Potemkin

Full Name
Community Member
5 years ago

Of course it's in Germany.

Arm ID
Community Member
5 years ago

tank?

Deborah Lloyd
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks like the MERIMAC of the Civil War

Seth Gecko
Community Member
5 years ago

And that's where zombies come from.....

Rachael Jensen
Community Member
5 years ago

gun ship

wamexperts
Community Member
5 years ago

Dr Evils hideout

Mark Jaress
Community Member
5 years ago

This needs to be featured in a Bond movie, or at least in an Austin Powers movie

Enn Geecee
Community Member
5 years ago

Ummm: how is this NOT a vsupervillain HQ?

Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
5 years ago

Now that's a creepy spot...

Edgard Želâznog
Community Member
5 years ago

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Nazi architecture?

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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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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

Marcos Zamarripa
Community Member
5 years ago

^o^

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#15

The Maze Tower, Dubai, UAE

The Maze Tower, Dubai, UAE

citymetric.com Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 years ago

Spectacular!!

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#17

Temppeliaukion Church, Helsinki, Finland

Temppeliaukion Church, Helsinki, Finland

kosmologi , Jorge Láscar Report

Sue Webster
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 years ago

Perfect timing! ♥

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#23

Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang, North Korea

Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang, North Korea

Roman Harak Report

Jan Kovář
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 years ago

Goldfingers home?

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#32

Space Museum, Vancouver, Canada

Space Museum, Vancouver, Canada

Janusz Leszczynski Report

Jasmine Chen
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 years ago

Kkk headquarter.

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#51

Atomium, Brussels, Belgium

Atomium, Brussels, Belgium

Andrei Robu - RoSonic.photos , Sven Scho Report

Cathrine Simone
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 years ago

Creepy

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#55

Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing, China

Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing, China