This collection of engineering SNAFUs captures some classics – like the Boston molasses disaster to faulty melty railroad rails. Yes, unless properly pressurized, rails can warp and cause a harrowing ride for trains. Or how about the train tracks that cross a major city street with no rail guards?
One of my favorites is the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. It was designed by Frank Gehry. It was opened in 2003. Most of the building's exterior was designed with stainless steel in highly polished mirror-like panels. The reflective qualities of the surface were amplified by the concave sections.