5. Pier One Playground

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Year of Fail: 2010

While the playground isn’t a huge draw for the park, the architects should have paid it a bit more attention. In constructing the futuristic equipment out of pure steel, they failed to think about how the material would fare in the summer months. Heating up to 127 degrees Fahrenheit in the July sun, children couldn’t actually play on any of the apparatuses.