15. Walt Disney Concert Hall

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Year of Fail: 2003

When Frank Gehry revealed this striking, stainless steel structure in 2003, he did so to much fanfare. However, in the years immediately following completion, neighbors voiced complaints: the super-shiny panels on the exterior of the building reflected sunlight into nearby apartments, raising the temperature of the affected homes by 15 degrees Fahrenheit and requiring residents to pay exorbitant air conditioning bills. To avoid lawsuits, Gehry’s team was forced to cover the gleaming panels with a dull cloth in 2005.