50 Seriously Amazing And Weird Places You Never Knew Existed

By Sarah Norman | February 8, 2024

The Central Social Institution in Prague is Home to the World's Largest Vertical Letter File 

If the human imagination can dream it, architects and builders can construct it! From the humble to the extravagant, there is no limit to the uniqueness and creativity of buildings found around the world. In this collection of photographs, we explore some of the coolest, strangest, and most spectacular architecture in the world.

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This was the first search engine! The Central Social Institution of Prague housed the world’s largest collection of files and documents. To accommodate this must information, the offices were built with floor to ceiling file drawers, ten feet long and covering more than 4000 square feet of space. In fact, there are more than 3000 drawers. To be able to more quickly locate and extract files, electrical operator desks were added. A person only needed to sit in the desk and use a hand control to zoom to the correct drawer. Even the drawers were designed to open and close electrically, as this photo from 1937 shows. 

Actual Curved 3-Story House Sits in the Rezydent Shopping Center in Downtown Sopot, Poland

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This house is amazing! The curves are real on this three story house in Sopot, Poland, which means it was probably an tremendous challenge for the builders, engineers, and architects that designed the building, which has become known as The Crooked House. Not surprisingly, the Crooked House is the number one most photographed building in all of Poland and is an Instagrammers dream.