12 Evil Looking Buildings Fit For Super Villains
Some of these might send a shiver down your spine
11 January 2017
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Ever wondered how movie directors come up with the most nefarious looking headquarters for the bad guys? It’s part imagination and part inspiration - from real life buildings. Believe it or not but the world is filled with some of the most formidable looking architectural masterpieces that can easily outdo the evil Sauron Tower from Lord of the Rings.
What’s more surprising? These buildings aren’t meant to be dark and sinister. In fact, they serve as shopping centres, churches and health headquarters that, with special lightings and effect, look straight-out-of-a-super-villain movie.
Check out the list and tell us if we're wrong:
1. Riverside Museum, Glasgow, UK
The fabulous Riverside Museum in Glasgow looks spooky as hell in ghostly green lighting and has a pointy zinc roof.
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2. Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, USA
The iconic Philadephia tower is everything your gothic dreams are made of.
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3. Kingdom Tower, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The 99-floor tower looks pretty benign in the light but let the sun go down and you'll actually feel Sauron's eye watching you from the top.
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4. Polygone Riviera Shopping Center, France
This anguished colossal man won't really let you shop at Polygone Riviera Shopping Center, France.
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5. Catholic Church, Paks, Hungary
Designed by architect Imre Makovecz in 1988, the formidable-looking church caused a furore in the town when the spires were unveiled.
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6. Buzludzha, Bulgaria
No, this isn't a make-believe alien destination but The Buzludzha building in Bulgaria. The ominous looking tower was formerly the House-Monument of the Bulgarian Communist Party.
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7. DC Tower I, Vienna, Austria
If Mr. Wayne had a Batman tower - this would be it.
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8. Sacred Heart Church. Barcelona, Spain
One of the most iconic sights in Barcelona is a no-go-area at night.
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9. The Red Building, Los Angeles, California
So this is where all future Hollywood star robots will reside.
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10. Basque Health Department HQ, Bilbao, Spain
This health department sure had a strange way to keep people healthy.
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11. United Tower, Bahrain
This burrowing tower in Bahrain will probably drill itself down in the times of trouble.
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12. Torre Velasca, Milan, Italy
Not an ideal place to spend a night! The Torre Velasca is a 1950s skyscraper that takes its shape from medieval fortresses.
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