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Starchitecture Under Siege: The Top Ten Recent Disasters

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Jeez Louise, all these buildings catching fire have gotten us thinking about the vulnerabilities of new construction. Without active sprinkler systems?and with spontaneously combustible hazards lying around—it doesn't take much to do a number on these buildings. But starchitecture is different! It takes more than just some rags and cleaning fluid to ruin the world's man-made wonders. It takes forces of nature! Wind! Rain! Uh...negligence! Fireworks! Martha Stewart! And so we bring you our gallery of the Top Ten Starchitectural Disasters (of Recent Memory). Bring the pain!