We’ve seen a couple of broken-up buildings on this list in one way or another, but this is a strange example. Best we can gather, this is a building in Al Madinah Al Monwarah Park in Saudi Arabia, and we see a building that was peeled off its outer layer like it’s doing a striptease.
Due to the language barrier, it’s tough finding out how the outer layer is so damaged but the inner layer isn’t. Unfortunately, repairing something to an earlier state often takes more time and money than just rebuilding from scratch, so the inner wall might have come down afterward. Use more than just super glue next time, guys.
It's likely you've seen this one before; it's pretty famous. You're seeing pictures of a United Kingdom train accident that happened in 1900, when a train ran into the barrier at Harcourt Street station, Dublin (now in Ireland), and ran through the end wall of the station.
The locomotive “Wicklow” swung over Hatch street after the collision. They didn't have the cranes and big machines used to move heavy items as we do. Today, this would have been a delay for a few weeks, but hundred years ago this was likely something that they had to deal with for months.
Probably Happened During Rush Hour, Too
A retaining wall is something used in cities homes, and highways to maintain the integrity of the ground. You probably see them all over, unless you live way out in the country. This picture is one example of why they're so important – if it fails, a lot can go wrong.
And it did on a highway in Turkey in march of 2021. According to the media, the wall failed overnight and no one was hurt. Rebuilding the retaining wall and the highway is sure to be a substantial task, but at this time the total cost is unknown.
Get the Broom
No, this isn't going to be anywhere near the most expensive thing on this list, but anyone who has dropped a plate and had shards of ceramic glass shoot all over the floor is groaning right now.
That is something like six hundred plates covering the floor of that kitchen. It could have been a few people responsible, but odds are one poor sod has to do all the cleaning himself. Even worse, the professional kitchen is pretty much unusable in this state. If the restaurant or eatery was running, people are going to start to go hungry. It's just bad news all around.
How's the Picture Now?
Las Vegas knows how to put on a show, no matter if it's good or bad. In this case, it's bad. Anywhere from three hundred thousand dollars to seven hundred thousand dollars bad. This is a picture of a video wall collapsing to the floor of the Mandalay Bay Event Center.
Seeing all those small parts broken and spread all over the floor makes any electronics worker wince, but those are expensive, complicated LED screens. Not to mention repairs to the floor, and time they can't use the event center to hold events. The likely culprit is a critical failure of both the supports and the cables.