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Gingerbread Tower Of Barad-Dur With Candy Eye Of Sauron

When the gingerbread tower you’re building starts to resemble Saurons Tower of Barad-Dur, the last thing you want to do is slap that all-seeing eye on top and empower that evil dessert. It was created by Redditor McGilligan69 for the sake of showing how evil and chocolate go hand-in-hand. It looks sinfully delicious! Link  –via Obvious Winner

Zoomorphic Buildings

A zoomorphic building is one shaped like an animal. The list of ten such buildings at Pets Lady has a dog, a sheep, a rabbit, two elephants, and five cats! That’s understandable, because who could resist a building shaped like a cat? Those include a veterinary hospital, a train station, hotel cabins, and the Dee [...]

The 10 Most Beautiful Libraries in the United States

We already looked at libraries in all the major continents, but there were so many great ones in the United States that the article featuring libraries in North America had to leave many beautiful buildings out. Now’s the time to share some of the stunning libraries that might not make it in the top 10 [...]

The World’s Littlest Skyscraper

Image: Solomon Chaim/Wikimedia The world’s smallest skyscraper is a four-story Newby-McMahon Building in downtown Wichita Falls, Texas. It’s only 40 feet (12 m) tall. So, why is it called a skyscraper? The whole thing began [...]

Look Out! There’s A Vicious Goose On The Loose!

You know your building’s security has become way too lax when they post a note on the door about the dangerous goose on the loose, instead of simply shooing the thing away. The note wouldn’t be nearly as believable if the culprit weren’t posing for the picture with that murderous gleam in his eye!  Ack! My achin’ [...]

Famous Architects Dressed as Their Buildings

It was 1931, the skyscraper era. At a ball in New York City, architects dressed as buildings they had designed: L-R: A. Stewart Walker (Fuller Building), Leonard Schultze (Waldorf-Astoria), Ely Jacques Kahn (Squibb Building), William Van Alen (Chrysler Building), Ralph Walker (1 Wall Street), D.E.Ward (Metropolitan Tower), Joseph H. Freelander (Museum of New York). Link | Photo: Ely [...]

The Office Building That is Half in Germany, Half in the Netherlands

Does your company have communication problems? Do some departments act like independent countries? That’s nothing compared to the headquarters building of the computer security company Alunsa. It straddles the Dutch-German border: On one side of the building, there’s a German mailbox and a German policeman. On the other side, a Dutch mailbox and a Dutch policeman. [...]

10 Amazing North American Libraries

We’ve toured some spectacular European and South American libraries. Today let’s see what North America has to offer. 1. Central Library of Vancouver, Canada Many modern building designs are based on historical icons, but few of these designs focus on the ruins rather than the original. The Central Library of Vancouver is an exception. Based on the [...]

Really Big Tetris

MIT’s 21-story Green Building was briefly transformed into a giant Tetris game on on September 12, 2011. That game was shut down due to glitches in gameplay. But last Friday, April 20, a fully functioning version of Tetris ran on the building, controlled by a console at ground level. That console was [...]

The World’s Ugliest Buildings

This is the Elephant Building in Bangkok. Is it ugly or an acquired taste? Yeah, I agree: ugly. The Daily Telegraph rounded up pictures of twenty-one hideous buildings around the world. What’s the ugliest building that you’ve ever seen? Link -via Joe Carter | Photo: xophe_g