The most dangerous buildings of the world
1. The hanging temple, China
The hanging temple or hanging monastery is situated on a cliff with a height of about 75 meters in the area of mount Heng in Shanxi province. The structure was built during the Northern Wei dynasty (386-557) and has a history of over 1400 years.
2. Castle Lichtenstein, Germany
Lichtenstein castle is situated on a cliff in the Swabian Alps, Baden-württemberg, Germany, at an altitude of 817 metres. Historically, there was located the old castle, but it collapsed after damage during the war in 1311 and was restored by Duke Wilhelm Urach in 1840-1842.
3. Takasugi, Japan
Takasugi literally means “a tea house built too high”. It is located in Nagano, Japan, on top of two chestnut trees. Architect Terunobu Fujimori designed and built this one-room structure for their own use.
4. Astra Tower, Germany
Built in the mid 13th century, this Church tower in Hamburg, Germany has a spire 27,43 meters, made of oak, which was added to the structure in 1450. Since then, the spire began to bend due to humidity.
5. The Sutyagin House, Russia
The Sutyagin house was a wooden house built by Russian businessman Nikolai Petrovich stalinym for 15 years, since 1992. In 2008, the tower was recognized by pozharoopasny part of it was demolished by the local authorities. The remaining four floors burned down on may 6, 2012.
6. Puerta de Europa, Spain
This hotel is located in Madrid, Spain, Puerta de Europa, and is a structure consisting of two identical, tilted towers. The structure was built between 1989 and 1996 in the framework of a joint project between American and Spanish architectural firms. Each building has 26 floors and a height of 114 meters with a slope of 15 degrees.
7. The Monasteries Of Meteora, Greece
Meteora in Greek literally means “suspended in the air.” The monasteries of Meteora are the medieval monastery and one of the largest and most important complexes of Greek Orthodox monasteries in Greece. Perched atop towering natural rock formations, the 24 monasteries were built in the 15th century despite incredible difficulties.
8. Garden city WoZoCo, Netherlands
Built between 1994 and 1997 the garden city to the West of the Dutch capital of Amsterdam, WoZoCo was a private house of more than 55 years. The original plan was limited by the number of apartments to 87 units in the same block. However, the demand raised that number to 100 units. To save land resources 13 additional units were attached to the facade North of the main structure.
9. The leaning tower of Pisa, Italy
The world-famous leaning tower of Pisa ranks second on this list. This is the bell tower of the Cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa, famous for its unintended tilt to one side. The construction of the tower began in 1173. However, only five or six years later the tower began to lean to the Southeast, due to soft ground on one side. At the moment, the angle of 16,000-ton tower became more dangerous.
10. Capital Gate, UAE
Capital Gate is a skyscraper in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It was designed with a slope of 18 degrees to the West, which is almost five times more than the leaning tower of Pisa. It has a height of 160 meters and 35 floors.