From poorly-designed buildings to structural collapses that surprised the globe, the most awful building catastrophes of all time are quite something.

Some caused the lives of countless people while others continue to be standing to this day- yet only just. Below are 30 surprising instances.

1 The Lotus Riverside Complex

In terrible circumstances, one of the Lotus Waterfront structures broke down in 2009, taking the life of one building and construction employee. Hurried and also poor planning techniques were at fault after the whole 15 storeys of the home block was up to the ground.

As well as taking the life of one male, half the homes had actually already been marketed, leaving investors penniless. Six authorities were later on found guilty in a law court.