The worst global architectural disaster in history
Architect - responsible and not an easy job, but we all make mistakes. Errors in the construction can sometimes result in a terrible tragedy, the price of which - a lot of lives blown. Introducing you to a dozen of the most catastrophic cases collapse of various buildings in the past century occurred outside Russia.
Cinema "Knickerbocker", Washington DC, USA, 28 January 1922
5-year-old building did not withstand the severity of thick snow layer formed on the roof as a result of the blizzard that has not stopped a couple of days. At the time of the collapse of the cinema was full of people, 98 people were killed.
Bridge Yarmouth, Great Yarmouth, England, May 2, 1845
May 2, 1845 to look at the representation of a clown, floating down the river in a barrel pulled by geese, attended by hundreds of children and their parents. They all gathered on the bridge Yarmouth. Once the crowd has moved sharply to the other side of the bridge to look like a clown swims underneath, the structure did not survive, torn chain, and turned the platform.
Factory "Pemberton Mill", Lawrence, MA, January 10, 1860
Standing for 7 years, the factory building suddenly collapsed, killing 145 people. It turned out that during the construction of cheap steel columns were used, which on the day of the tragedy did not survive.
Dam South Fork on Lake Konemog, Pennsylvania, USA, May 31, 1889
In fact, the dam has long been in need of repair, and her breakthrough was only a matter of time. 20 million tons of water, bursting, headed toward Johnstown, killing as a result of 2209 people.
Bridge in Quebec, Canada, August 29, 1907 and September 11, 1916
987-meter bridge in Quebec is considered the longest cantilever bridge in the world, and he collapsed during its existence twice. For the first time I killed 75 people, while the second - 13.
The tower Ronan Point, London, England, May 16, 1968
It's only been a couple of months since the completion of construction, when the tower there was a gas leak. The blast struck a bearing wall. Four people died.
John Hancock Tower, Massachusetts, New England, USA
The highlight of this building was the use of blue reflective glass. However, experience has shown that it was not the best solution. New windows are not kept under load and wind pressure disrupted and crumbled down tens of pavement. In very windy, police had to block the passages to the building in order to avoid injuries passersby. After 5 years, all 10 344 windows replaced yet.
The dam on the Teton River, Idaho, USA, June 5, 1976
The cause of dam on the river Teton began construction error, which led to the deaths of 11 people and injury to 13 thousand people.
Shopping center Sampoong, Seoul, South Korea, June 29, 1995
The collapse of a department store in Seoul before the September 11 attacks was considered the most disastrous. On that day, 502 people were killed.
Celebrations Hall "Versailles", Jerusalem, Israel, May 24, 2001
Designers poorly calculated the load, resulting in a design could not stand the severity of the crowd dancing at the wedding. Then 23 people were killed and 380 were injured. It was the largest "domestic accident" in Israel's history.
The complex Lotus Riverside, Shanghai, China, June 27, 2009
The complex consisted of eleven 13-storey buildings, but in June 2009, one of them suddenly collapsed.
The building Rana Plaza, Savar, Bangladesh, April 24, 2013
As soon as people noticed that the walls 8-storey building crawled cracks began immediate evacuation. However, people from the upper floors did not have time to leave the building before its collapse. The crash killed 1127 people.