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4 Buildings That Defy The Laws Of Gravity

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By: Evan V. Symon , Kier Harris 09-20-2012

Safety is always a concern these days, and that’s kind of a bummer, because sometimes a person just wants to show up to their tedious day job at a building that’s at least kind of terrifying. Just looking at the following freaks of modern architecture makes us want to dial up a team of first responders to be at the ready for the disaster that appears to be moments away from happening. Imagine what it’s like for the lucky bastards who get to work at places like …

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#4. CCTV Headquarters

The CCTV headquarters is home to one of China’s largest television broadcasters. Judging from the size of the place, we’re assuming it’s also where they keep their political dissidents.


For the record, that massive overhanging part with nothing underneath it is as tall as most skyscrapers are wide. The loop design allows a person to walk through the 44-story building in a complete circle. Relax, that only sounds like something you have no interest in doing. You’ll probably change your mind once you get a look at the view.

Like we said, something you probably have no interest in doing.

#3. WoZoCo Apartments

When the WoZoCo apartments were built in Amsterdam, 100 units were planned, but only 87 would meet regulations without expanding the building outward. So, naturally, they had to do this:


Surely they didn’t just decide to slap those 13 extra apartments onto the side of the building for no reason, right? There was some kind of cost benefit or something, perhaps?

Nope, it’s actually more expensive to do it this way, so they had to trim costs elsewhere, because no corner is too good to be cut if the end game is an apartment that levitates off the ground like David Blaine entertaining a pack of tourists.


Simon Bentley


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