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Movies' Most Dangerous Buildings
The cinematic real estate that will (probably) kill you

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Movies' Most Dangerous Buildings | The Towering Inferno (1974)
The Towering Inferno (1974)

Address: The Glass Tower, San Francisco

The Upside A 138 storey building, this impressive residence is bound to dazzle your guests – especially since a building this tall would not, in reality, be erected for another 36 years. Particularly impressive given that it’s also in an earthquake zone, this monolith combines elegance (thanks to architect Doug Roberts, who closely resembles Paul Newman) and ambition to create a spire of pure terror. Wait, no, not terror: we meant “terrific”.

The Downside A few corners were cut during the building stage, resulting in unsafe electrics throughout the building. The extreme height means that this could result in difficulties for those trapped above the fire on higher floors, like death by burning, death by falling, death by drowning when the water tanks on the roof are blown...

Survival techniques Moral soundness will help, as will being really really ridiculously good-looking. If you’re a con man, you can atone by helping save others. Failing that, stick close to that handsome fire chief, the one who looks like Steve McQueen.

Chances of survival? Moderate. Unless you’re a corrupt businessman, in which case you should bend over and bid a fond farewell to your posterior.
 

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Oh my lord, another top 10 in which Poltergeist has been neglected. More

Posted by mike_1986 on Monday May 21, 2012, 13:27

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How about 112 Ocean Avenue, the place from the Amityville Horror? More

Posted by GuitarGal_China on Sunday May 20, 2012, 12:01

3 Shaun of the Dead
The Winchester?? There's a rifle above the bar... More

Posted by newblue11 on Saturday May 19, 2012, 11:54

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How about that place from Resident Evil, what's it called, The Hive? There's zombies (naturally) and there's that room with the lasers that slice you up. Might count as dangerous, no? More

Posted by carolinedevoecht on Friday May 18, 2012, 18:46

5 The raid
I take it this feature is to celebrate the movie the raid yet that building isnt on the list...strange. More

Posted by ceedex on Thursday May 17, 2012, 12:48

6 The Shining
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy... or ya know go on a murderous rampage... More

Posted by peggus on Wednesday May 16, 2012, 20:08

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The house in The Grudge. Seeing as it kills everyone who enters it by one way or another. More

Posted by 5huggyhugh on Wednesday May 16, 2012, 19:22


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