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Seven Architectural Sins Committed Around the World

With the recent news that Rafael Viñoly Architects' 20 Fenchurch Street (or the "Walkie Talkie") in London has been producing an unusually hot solar reflection, dubbed the "Death Ray," we've put together a list of seven architectural blunders around the world - from the worrying to the downright absurd.

Spanish Builders Forget to Resize Skyscraper Elevator

Water Treatment Station of Benidorm / Otxotorena

  • Architects Office: Otxotorena
  • Location: Benidorm, Alicante, Spain
  • Architects: Juan M. Otxotorena, Mariano González Presencio, Luis Tena Núñez
  • Collaborators: Gloria Herrera, Juan González, Pedro Palencia
  • Area: 8884.0 sqm
  • Year: 2010
  • Photography: Pedro Pegenaute

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute

Diamond House / Abis Arquitectura

© Toni Elvar
© Toni Elvar

Architects: Abis Arquitectura Location: Sierra Dorada, Benidorm, Alicante, Spain Architects: Ángel Benigno González Avilés, Mª Isabel Pérez Millán Design Team: Emilio Cortés Saura Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Toni Elvar, Vicente Martinez

© Toni Elvar © Toni Elvar © Toni Elvar © Toni Elvar