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Top 17 Construction Failures of All Time

Construction is one of the most unpredicting and risky environments for someone to work in and it’s no secret that humanity has actually learned how some structures must be built, by learning from its failures. Construction failures are not frequent (thankfully…) but whenever they had occured in the history of mankind, they caused a complete catastrophe with significant loss of lives and massive financial consequencies of the companies, the towns, the communities or the countries that they were involved.

Here are the 31 Biggest Construction Failures of all time:

  1. Sampoong Department Store – Seoul, South Korea (1995)
  2. Hyatt Regency Walkway – Kansas City, USA (1981)
  3. Tacoma Narrows Bridge – Washington, USA (1940)
  4. Versailles Wedding Hall – Jerusalem, Israel (2001)
  5. Banqiao Dam – Zhumadian City, China (1975)
  6. Rana Plaza Building – Dhaka, Bangladesh (2013)
  7. Tower of Pisa – Pisa, Italy (1378)

1. Sampoong Department Store – Seoul, South Korea (1995)

2. Hyatt Regency Walkway – Kansas City, USA (1981)

3. Tacoma Narrows Bridge – Washington, USA (1940)

4. Versailles Wedding Hall – Jerusalem, Israel (2001)

5. Banqiao Dam – Zhumadian City, China (1975)

6. Rana Plaza Building – Dhaka, Bangladesh (2013)

7. Tower of Pisa – Pisa, Italy (1378)

8. Tower of Pisa – Pisa, Italy (1378)

9. Tower of Pisa – Pisa, Italy (1378)

10. Tower of Pisa – Pisa, Italy (1378)

11. Tower of Pisa – Pisa, Italy (1378)

12. Tower of Pisa – Pisa, Italy (1378)

13. Tower of Pisa – Pisa, Italy (1378)

14. Tower of Pisa – Pisa, Italy (1378)

15. Tower of Pisa – Pisa, Italy (1378)

16. Tower of Pisa – Pisa, Italy (1378)

17. Tower of Pisa – Pisa, Italy (1378)