Holy Spirit Catholic Church of Paks seems to be one of the most frightening buildings in the world, at least according to Reddit users. The building designed by Imre Makovecz got more than a thousand upvotes on Reddit’s list of “evil buildings”, reported dailydot.com. The list of the world’s most evil buildings contains the Maunsell Sea Forts, the North Korean Ryugyong hotel and an Italian fire station among others.
Reddit users have created a totally subjective order of the most evil buildings on Earth. The list was created by the number of upvotes each building has got so far, and was published by The Daily Dot. Hungary is also represented on this unusual ranking by one of Makovecz’s wonderful and original buildings, the Holy Spirit Catholic Church of Paks. Let’s see some of the items of this freaky list.
These buildings got the most (2,367) upvotes on Reddit, thus became the most miserable place on Earth. The Forts are towers build during World War II in order to defend the United Kingdom, they are located in the Thames and Mersey estuaries. Frightening or not, they seemed to be useful as the UK won.
The hotel itself looks creepy enough, but it has some other interesting qualities too: its construction started in 1987 and it is still unfinished. The hotel takes place in Pyongyang, North Korea. It is a 330 metres tall skyscraper shaped of a pyramid watching the city carefully day and night. Feeling comfortable, right?
Only a glance at Mussolini’s headquarters can recall the horror of World War II, and it seemed creepy enough for Reddit users to get on the list. The building is Palazzo Braschi in Rome, which served as the headquarters of the Fascist Party Federation. It was dissolved on July 27, 1943.
This building is located right in the middle of Manhattan, New York City and the creepy thing is that not a single window can be found anywhere on it. Isn’t it strange in the City with so many skyscrapers full of glass and windows?
It is also called the Black Cathedral, since it is made exclusively of black lava stone. Its blackness and the fact that its spires are 108 metres tall make it easy to notice from any part of the town.
Another building of Italy made it to the list, however, it is rather exciting than really frightening. This fire station is built right into a cave in the South Tryolean town of Margreid. Although it looks like a villain’s hiding place, it is the workplace of real-life heroes: the firefighters.
With a little more than 1,000 upvotes, Makovecz’s church also made it to the list of the world’s most evil buildings. It is funny because it is actually a holy place. According to szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu, the church was consecrated on June 3, 1990. Although it looks monumental and frightening from the outside, there is nothing scary inside.
A white altar made of stone can be found inside, behind which the rising Christ can be seen accompanied by angels with spreaded wings. They are all rising upwards in the light coming from the ceiling. Two angels keep guarding over the entrance – the Angel of Light and the Angel of Darkness.
Below the carillon of the church can be heard:
Source: dailydot.com, szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu