26. Viale Giotto 120 Building

Location: Foggia, Italy

Year of Fail: 1999

In 1999 this entire six-story building imploded in under 20 seconds, killing 67 of the 71 people present. While there were almost no warning signs immediately prior to the collapse, structural concerns, namely strange squeaks and misaligned windows and doors were reported two years before the tragedy. A housing boom in the 1960’s led inexperienced builders to jump into the business and cut corners in order to compete with longstanding companies. Viale Giotto 120 was one such building and the implosion was ultimately blamed on poor materials and careless workmanship.