11 Real Buildings That Look Like Supervillain Lairs

If you’re acting like a supervillain in real life and you’re looking for a new building to expand your evil enterprise, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to take a look at these extremely sinister-looking buildings, architectural gems that always end up attracting the attention of locals and strangers.

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All these constructions seem to be taken from horror stories or even a spy movie, but in reality they are buildings (not infamous at all) that are brimming with creativity and are scattered all over the world.

Although the popular imagination can easily confuse them with the barracks of a supervillain, there is no doubt that they are exceptional works of design. Check them out.

MahaNakhon Tower, Bangkok, Thailand.

This skyscraper, the tallest in Thailand, is located in the Sathon district and its 314 meters high are intended for different purposes. Construction began in 2011 and ended in 2015. The total cost of the project was 18 billion baht, about 500 million U.S. dollars. Ultron would be a cool tenant.

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Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, United States.

This is where Philadelphia’s City Hall is located and is considered a National Historic Landmark. It took three decades to build and had a total cost of $24 million. What we see in the image is the south façade, as seen from S. Broad Street at Locust Street. I like it for Kingpin’s house.

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Polygone Riviera Shopping Centre, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France.

This mall located in the Alpes-Maritimes is not a recommended place for people who suffer from paranoia, especially since there is a giant head watching over you all the time. It would be the ideal home for Magneto.

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Forschungseinrichtungen für Experimentelle Medizin (FEM), Berlin, Germany.

Completed in 1972 as an enclosure for animal research facilities, the FEM is a building that closely resembles a battleship, especially because of the ventilation pipe that protrudes from the structure like cannons ready to fire. At night, spherical lamps on the perimeter can easily be mistaken for projectiles in mid-flight. Any socialist villain would look great inside this building. Red skull?

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Buzludja Monument, Bulgaria.

Located 1441 meters above the Buzludja National Park, this building once served as a Soviet congress hall in the Bulgarian Balkan Mountains. It cost approximately seven million euros and was built by famous painters, sculptors and military engineers. It is currently abandoned. I would chalk it up to the Fire Nation.

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Riverside Museum of Transport, Glasgow, UK.

This enclosure has an area of 10 thousand square meters and houses a collection of more than 3,000 objects related to the world of transportation. It had a total cost of £74 million and was built between 2008 and 2010. I don’t know, but it seems very appropriate for Megamind.

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Torre Velasca, Milan, Italy.

The Velasca Tower is often listed among the most horrendous skyscrapers in the world and it’s easy to see why, it seems like horrifying things happen here every day. It was built during the 1950s and took its inspiration from the fortresses in the Lombard tradition. It would be a modern interpretation of a typical medieval castle. We’re going to put Dr. Octopus in here.

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Paks Catholic Church, Paks, Hungary.

This religious enclosure was built in 1988, and the most notable part of the structure is the main façade that shows us a tower with three peaks where it is possible to appreciate a cross, a moon and a sun. Not even made for Maleficent.

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National Library of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus.

This beautiful building was built between 2002 and 2006, and is home to the nation’s main information and cultural center, housing more than 8 million books on the most diverse topics. It would be a perfect barracks for Thanos (even if he doesn’t need it).

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Kingdom Centre Tower, Al Olaya, Saudi Arabia.

The Kingdom Centre Tower looks like a pretty peaceful place. However, when night falls, the walkway at its summit is lit up with a variety of colors, and at least at the time this photograph was captured, it’s impossible not to suspect that Sauron lives there.

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Oakley Store, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, United States.

Here you can locate any extraterrestrial villain that comes to mind.

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