Biggest Design Errors Engineers & Architects Made

  • Published on Apr 17, 2017
  • Designing things is hard. You must go to school for years doing un-fun things like math and physics to become qualified to build most things professionally. And because humans are humans and not calculators, mistakes are bound to occur. In this video I’ll show you 10 bizarre and noteworthy examples of these human errors.
    Subscribe for more! ► ◄
    Stay updated ►◄
    For copyright queries or general inquiries please get in touch:
  • EntertainmentEntertainment

Comments • 3 926

  • Nikos Hyper
    Nikos Hyper 45 minutes ago

    why so many disslikes :(

  • Hank W
    Hank W 4 months ago +1

    The Tacoma Narrows Bridge did not break due to one large wind. A steady 40-mph wind caused the bridge to oscillate at its resonant frequency for quite a while before it collapsed (much like Tesla's alleged earthquake machine). Also, the indoor walkway that collapsed was packed with guests at the time. But the main reason I won't "like" this video is because the word biggest was used in the title instead of big.

  • yung$amurai
    yung$amurai 4 months ago +2

    Hilarious how he says the Citigroup Center collapsing would "Destroy all of Manhattan". Have you heard of 9/11?

  • Tidepool Clipper
    Tidepool Clipper 4 months ago +1

    So the aircraft carrier being new technology during WW2 and progressing over time was an engineering mistake? Yet you glossed over the Liberty Cargo ship; which contained an actual design problem?

  • - Scoopy -
    - Scoopy - 6 months ago

    26.165 / 26.167 WTF

    PABLO ARVELO 6 months ago

    Actually, math and physics was FUN!!!

  • PsychoHobbit1
    PsychoHobbit1 6 months ago

    The most easily avoided mistake was yours when you used a clip showing the scale at 90 pounds when mentioning obesity.

  • Gamer2000
    Gamer2000 6 months ago

    I just noticed that likes and dislikes are the same number :D so no matter what I pick no difference well I will go to the dislike then somebody put a like now

  • LivingInVancouverBC
    LivingInVancouverBC 6 months ago

    You got the story of the CitiBank building wrong in many ways.

  • AussieBlokeGordo
    AussieBlokeGordo 6 months ago

    WOW a lot of buthurt engineers in the comments, the guy doing the video never claimed to be an engineer he's simply pointing out bad examples of where engineering went wrong.
    None of the examples are lies, I don't need to know the math behind the fuck up to know it's a fuck up. The fact that the thing broke tells me it's a shit design

    • Tidepool Clipper
      Tidepool Clipper 4 months ago

      There is hardly any justification for the aircraft carrier being here. He acts like we were supposed to create carriers like the Nimitz during WW2. If the WW2 carriers were such a "bad design"; why do we have the amphibious assault ships? They are basically aircraft carriers that don't have the angled deck.
      Also; what he doesn't tell you is that the aircraft were generally stored inside the ship; the deck had built in elevators for the airplanes.

  • Nathan Bracalente
    Nathan Bracalente 6 months ago +1

    I can tell you're not an engineer

  • Pickleman
    Pickleman 6 months ago

    ive never seen one of these top ten videos get literally every fact wrong, congrats

  • steven yau
    steven yau 6 months ago

    if you are going to make a video about engineering at least get your facts straight instead of making stuff up

  • hujo1135
    hujo1135 6 months ago

    In Sweden there is a mall witch has leaning walls by the entrences. That results in snow pilling up on top of it and then falling down when it gets to heavy. So they have to close parts of the entrences in the winter so that people dont get injured.

  • C Rock
    C Rock 6 months ago

    Math is fun

  • Jane Merry
    Jane Merry 6 months ago +1

    What is this "No Holes" theory? It's a BRIDGE. Aka A flat linear road crossing over a valley in this instance. It's being held up by a bunch of suspension cables connected to some towers and has some arch's underneath.
    I'd say its pretty average as far as bridge technology is concerned. It's a road with a big sky over it and a bunch of empty open space beneath it.
    The towers have 'holes' in them, their is a lot of space aka 'holes' in betwixt the cables, its got a big giant gaping hole underneath it (Otherwise this damn bridge would be a fuckin dam) and the supporting structures underneath it even has holes when'st permitted.
    Can you or someone else please provide some examples of a hole bridge? I'm starting to think that you spent more time working on analogies than you did research. Don't get me wrong that cooked/uncooked noodle analogy really painted a perfect picture for me. I felt like I was there with you. On that bridge as it was going down. Flicking uncooked spaghetti.
    But I'm actually really curious. Where are these holes supposed to go? Obviously not in the road... Right? Your grand canyon dental floss analogy about the aircraft carrier's comes to mind... Maybe we fill the bridge with holes and then surround the holes with barriers so cars can't fall in them?
    ...Barriers with holes in them obviously. Fool me once... If you catch my drift.
    That isn't very efficient though. Maybe we have blimps that can carry cars across the valley instead?
    Wait. They might blow away.
    No wait I've got it! We get blimps to carry the cars across and put holes in the blimps and the cars so they don't blow away!
    After watching this video the only hole I want to think about is the black hole that's going to erase this video from existence.

  • Robert Folkner
    Robert Folkner 6 months ago +1

    Aircraft Carriers: they were a new idea and hadn’t seen much design work. The angled deck was a new concept.

  • Michael Gordon
    Michael Gordon 6 months ago

    I would agree with many comments here. Don't publish anything until you do your research on it.

  • Jefferson Torres
    Jefferson Torres 6 months ago

    come on

  • Billy Severt
    Billy Severt 6 months ago

    #1 - you, someone who obviously isn't an engineer, designer, etc. making assumptions about engineering and design...

  • Matthew Cioffi
    Matthew Cioffi 6 months ago

    Why does this video have so many dislikes?

  • Alex Pun
    Alex Pun 6 months ago +1

    The Hyatt bridge fell because the entire weight was resting on one BOLT, not one rod

  • Christopher Baker
    Christopher Baker 6 months ago

    WRONG!!!!! The Dehavelin Comet was not a design error in the windows it was the addition of a transponder in the fuselage on the top of the plane just aft of the cockpit.

  • WaiSay
    WaiSay 6 months ago

    No titanic?

  • Connther
    Connther 6 months ago

    In this video it’s more like BE DISAPPOINTED

  • Stanley Banks
    Stanley Banks 6 months ago

    What bots gave you the information?

  • GreenAppelPie
    GreenAppelPie 6 months ago

    The worst mistake here is you trying to explain anything scientific.

  • cammandoookhalsha skyblue captain junior

    5:04 don't talk like a....hole

  • daichai
    daichai 6 months ago

    you forgot to add 20 more fucking commercials

  • Pilot Bravo
    Pilot Bravo 6 months ago +1

    Lmao wtf is with the dislikes 😂

    • Tidepool Clipper
      Tidepool Clipper 4 months ago +1

      Some of the examples he provided are QUITE bad, on occasion his examples or explanations were bad (dental floss, REALLY?! Also, he acts like bolts aren't used for areas of buildings that experience low stress; that finger analogy really does not work.), and the organization of the ones that could count as actual design errors are off. He puts a stadium that is structurally sound; but not well converted for baseball...OVER an airplane that crashed due metal fatigue and LEANING TOWERS!

    • Tidepool Clipper
      Tidepool Clipper 4 months ago +1

      Some of the examples he provided are QUITE bad, on occasion his examples or explanations were bad (dental floss, REALLY?!), and the organization of the ones that could count as actual design errors are off. He puts a stadium that is structurally sound; but not well converted for baseball...OVER an airplane that crashed due metal fatigue and LEANING TOWERS!

  • dcb1138
    dcb1138 6 months ago +2

    What broke the TACOMA NARROWS bridge was HARMONIC FREQUENCY not that it was "stiff". Whomever wrote this video doesn't know a thing about physics...DISLIKE

  • derflop
    derflop 7 months ago

    Well at least now I know why Apple patented round corners

  • adetex
    adetex 7 months ago +1

    0:14 me when im last in mario kart

  • Quantum Crab
    Quantum Crab 7 months ago +3

    This level of research is kinda like putting a question into google and writing down the information that appears in that little box.

  • buru kenge
    buru kenge 7 months ago

    should have checked the dislikes b4 seeing this vid

  • Marcus Rotkirch
    Marcus Rotkirch 7 months ago +1

    Never encountered this many factual and conceptual errors in the first minute of a half in any video before.... Fuck off.

  • Rpe Kneefel
    Rpe Kneefel 7 months ago +3

    What a bunch of inaccurate assumptions are made by this video maker SIGH

  • Ted Mankowski
    Ted Mankowski 7 months ago

    Please pull this inept and misleading video off the internet. Repost it after you get a degree in a engineering or give it to an engineer to fix it. All this does is propagate confusion. Hopefully your voting skills are better than your analytical skills, but unlikely.

  • Siward Beorn
    Siward Beorn 7 months ago


  • scfog90
    scfog90 7 months ago +2

    Tacoma Narrows bridge is the wrong explanation...
    The bridge WAS alowed to move, but there`s a thing which is called "natural frequency".
    That allowed the wind to catch the bridge in its natural frequency and it began to swing and since the own frequency doubled the natural frequency, it got out of hand.
    The bridge collapsed due to overstress in the swinging process, but not because it was too stiff...

    • Alex Pun
      Alex Pun 4 months ago

      Sounds like EVERY one is wrong. But he got enough clicks anyway because everybody is so pissed at him

  • Not Nice
    Not Nice 7 months ago

    i believe you.

  • TheRealUnconnected
    TheRealUnconnected 7 months ago +1

    Uploader is the dumbest cunt in history and should kill himself

  • Brian O'Connell
    Brian O'Connell 7 months ago

    I remember when the Citicorp (that's the actual name at the time) building was racking up huge expenses reinforcing the frame, and yet they still had people taking bets of whether or not it'd survive when Hurricane Gloria passed through.

  • Scott Ross
    Scott Ross 7 months ago +1

    After that punch to the back, I really for a moment wanted Atlas to turn on bearded cardigan guy.

  • skinny legend
    skinny legend 7 months ago

    9:31 was that really necessary?! On top of all the inaccuracies and the fact that you clearly don’t have a high school degree! Don’t waste 10 minutes of your to watch this or any if their videos they’re all the same..

  • UKMonkey
    UKMonkey 7 months ago

    #9 is completely wrong - the wind wasn't that strong, and its strength was completely unrelated to the bridge falling. It's called resonance - and something that they weren't aware of. Nothing to do with noodles.

  • Arty Ivanenko
    Arty Ivanenko 7 months ago

    A lot of the facts in this video are completely inaccurate.

  • Shitpost - o - Matic
    Shitpost - o - Matic 7 months ago

    Same number of likes and dislikes

  • Athrun000
    Athrun000 7 months ago

    In engineering we know that flexing is better than a rigid bridge.
    The problem is that people don't like walking on a bridge that will flex

  • Daniel Powell
    Daniel Powell 7 months ago

    So many examples in this video are wrong. I can't finish it. Please delete it from TVclip thanks

  • Aaron A
    Aaron A 7 months ago

    No you don't

  • Joseph Longo
    Joseph Longo 7 months ago

    0:04 MATH

  • seneca983
    seneca983 7 months ago

    The explanations in the first half are awful.

  • zer0prototype
    zer0prototype 7 months ago

    wow i get to comment on how wrong this is. That Japanese airport was built on sand because they had nowhere else to build it. and while it is sinking they have measures in place to deal with it. Still not a great idea but definitely not as messed up at this guy makes it seem.

  • Baard Christian Nordvik

    Watch 1:14. I find it hard to believe that airplanes getting ready for takeoff were placed at the end of the runway. Pilots always try to land into the wind - as do planes that take off (same direction).
    I would like to see some reliable sources regarding this statement of yours...

  • Clickbait
    Clickbait 7 months ago +2

    biggest design mistake ever is not putting a brrt brrt on everything

  • Matt Horwich
    Matt Horwich 7 months ago

    Well can someone make a video of the correct mistakes that were made that we can learn from?

  • Mort OOPz
    Mort OOPz 7 months ago

    Humm, yeah.... More research in order here, two of the first three are at very least 'misleading'.... at which point I stopped watching.

  • Andy Lake
    Andy Lake 7 months ago

    I only got as far as 4, and they were all completely wrong.Terrible video - avoid it.

  • Robert Diffenderfer
    Robert Diffenderfer 7 months ago

    I saw the thumbnail and immediately knew this was going to be bad.

  • Justin Y.
    Justin Y. 7 months ago

    Design Flaw

    Read more

  • Peter Riis
    Peter Riis 7 months ago

    Hyatt Regency: WRONG explanation >> Not trusting the rest.

  • Hanro50
    Hanro50 7 months ago

    Its kinda wrong. There was 2 design f*ckups. Not just one. The other being the beam shape as it was a [] shape rather then the much stronger double T shape.

  • mscooman
    mscooman 7 months ago

    I'm disliking this video cuz I don't know

  • Orion D. Hunter
    Orion D. Hunter 7 months ago

    I went to Hyatt regency and it was fine

  • Marcevo the starter
    Marcevo the starter 7 months ago

    Noice boii same numbers of likes and dislikes!

  • Andrew Manson
    Andrew Manson 7 months ago

    Number 9 was not caused by a lack of holes. It was because the road structure was far too narrow for the span, as many engineering documentaries will tell you, and thus, since bridges are designed to be flexible to account for heavy winds, the structure ended up being TOO flexible and thus collapsed. It's a thing called "Resonance". Once it got going, it got going and built up tenfold until the structure could no longer take the strain and collapsed.
    Number 10 is completely false. Angled Flight Decks were not even considered until jet aircraft started filling the decks of aircraft carriers in the 50s and 60s, due to the necessity of installing catapults to ensure these heavier planes made it into the air.
    Number 7: The whole "square windows" and the De Haviland Comet disasters was due to a lack of understanding on metal fatigue and the consequences on pressurized aircraft at altitude, rather than any particular design flaw.
    Number 6: The flaws in the logic on this one are pretty obvious, and already pointed out.
    In all, the information in this video is seriously flawed, and the video is in need of total redesign

  • Nukedk
    Nukedk 7 months ago

    I'm Bloody Amazed that a channel with a video this wrong, can have this many subs...

  • tingstrap
    tingstrap 7 months ago

    The bridge/spaghetti analogy doesn't make sense?!?! When you cook a "spaghetti Noodle" it doesn't put holes in it.
    Are you saying that if they had boiled the bridge in water for 10 minuets it wouldn't have collapsed?
    (Not to mention the fact that the bridge collapsed due to it having the same resonant frequency as the wind)
    (or the fact that the bridge swayed and twisted around like a piece of spaghetti before it collapsed(because it was SOOOO solid)

    21 Seeconds

  • JohnJaggerJack
    JohnJaggerJack 7 months ago

    that intro is so cringy...

  • David Alesanco
    David Alesanco 7 months ago

    For the spanish submarine there was build a harbour. With the redesign it won't fit anymore... They need a new harbour too! Lol!

  • tingstrap
    tingstrap 7 months ago

    What the F is a "Spaghetti Noodle"

    NEW NEW NWO 4-LIFE 7 months ago

    Well done for the fat joke. I'm sick of the excuses too

  • Shaddosa
    Shaddosa 7 months ago

    I feel like you gave the Kansai Airport a bad rap, it is an engineering marvel

  • Justin
    Justin 7 months ago

    you said the Lotus complex was going to be made of 11 buildings but then show a model with at least 19...

  • SuperSainSanic 18
    SuperSainSanic 18 7 months ago

    Mate, just squeeze a cooked spaghetti noodle, it’ll be squashed.

  • Pfandflasche
    Pfandflasche 7 months ago

    I stopped after number 10. Did you ever looked deeper into how aircraft carrier worked and still work?

  • Ruthvik Sankar
    Ruthvik Sankar 7 months ago

    Can't believe he said physics is boring.

  • HermanLoud
    HermanLoud 7 months ago

    Add windows 10

  • 30twodor
    30twodor 7 months ago

    The number one flaw? Me being dumb enough to watch even the first minute and a half. Where do you people get your information? Or do you just make crap up? Typical of so much on TVclip and the Internet in general today. BS and more BS.

  • moose55105
    moose55105 7 months ago

    Those fucking Spanish sub designers what a joke

  • TMS
    TMS 7 months ago

    The “design flaw” about the aircraft carrier is dumb, study some history jeez

  • Jacob Dam
    Jacob Dam 7 months ago

    #2 is the stupidest eror ever

  • Rob Duijnisveld
    Rob Duijnisveld 7 months ago

    The explanations in this video are as bad as the engineering

  • goguhu
    goguhu 7 months ago

    #7 - I think you are wrong here ... the reason it gave away was resonance, certain wind speed made the bridge resonate (aeroelastic flutter) and hence it's 'tone' got higher and higher till it collapsed ... nothing to do with spaghetti / noodles.

  • Enola Gay
    Enola Gay 7 months ago

    In #6, you compare using a bolt as the same as using duct tape... however, it's not even close. It's strange how an Englishman has very limited use of the English language.

  • Kieran H
    Kieran H 7 months ago

    This is the first video I've ever disliked in my many years of using youtube. Congratulations on being an insult to engineering. The only thing that amazes me about this channel, is your inability to create a factual video with actual facts

    LAURA 7 months ago

    So many bits wrong in this video.
    #10: Aircraft carrier runways:
    The speed of early aircraft was slow enough that they needed less space to land, but as jets came along, they needed more space to land because of their higher speeds.
    Aircraft would either be lauched, or recovered, not both at the same time... however an angled deck could allow both the happen at the same time making them more efficient.
    #9 Tecoma Narrows bridge:
    The collapse wasn't because it was solid (if it was solid, it wouldn't have been able to flex in the way it did before collapse.
    It collapsed due to resonance caused by the bridge moving but the resonance frequency growing to the point the bridge structure couldn't withstand.
    This phenomena wasn't known when it was built.
    #7: DeHaviland Comet's square windows.
    Although it's true that a squared corner adds a greater level of stress, the're more than the simplistic description in this video.
    First, the Comet was the first jet airliner and few aircraft up to this time were either pressurised, or flew at high altitudes. This is why the unpressurised DC3 is still in service today, but generations of pressurised airliners have been scrapped because they've outlived their pressure cycle limit.
    Secondly, the Comet used punch riveted holes (which aren't as precise as drilled holes) and this added small fractures around the hole resulting in a crack that could grow from the stress.
    Every airliner crash brings lessons which may reveal phenomena that weren't known about and were unexpected, but there's a difference between a design blunder, and not anticipating something that wasn't known.
    #4 isn't an engineering blunder, nor an architectual one... it's a perfectly good functioning building... it's just not appropriate for baseball.
    I bet it would be fine for cricket or basketball, volleyball and hundreds of other sports!
    #2 also doesn't count as an engineering or architectual blunder... it was a site management blunder, which is significantly different.
    #1 A revolutionary new design takes a while to evolve.
    The Peral couldn't use petrol or diesel engines at this time because they weren't reliable, so electric motors were used powered by batteries.
    The displacement and air tanks were adequate and it was generally considered successful... which is pretty impressive since it was experimental technology.
    Ultimately, submarines didn't become properly viable until the turn of the 20th century, and in particular WW1.

  • j g
    j g 7 months ago

    Getting upset with Bozo. Brazil has engineers, so this error was corruption and cost cutting. Happens all over.

  • j g
    j g 7 months ago

    The skyscraper on stilts (many, many) or the ground is calculated. Welding or bolts is an engineering problem not a mistake, idiot.

  • j g
    j g 7 months ago

    The Comet "square" windows fractured due to stress caused by internal pressurization. You hunting lodge is safe, no port holes needed.

  • j g
    j g 7 months ago

    Hyatt Regency walkway rods didn't fail, supporting steel supports buckled. The whole thing was cheap, under engineered.

  • j g
    j g 7 months ago

    Tacoma Narrows, box girder construction wasn't "solid" but had aerodynamic flow, which created turbulence ans warping, then disintegration.

  • Edwin Hodges
    Edwin Hodges 7 months ago

    worst, most inaccurate video on TVclip. Don’t watch and give the guy any more money.

  • Bryan Rogers
    Bryan Rogers 7 months ago

    This guy brings up a sub design that was only a prototype while ignoring the fact that Chevy sold millions of cars with both metric and SAE nuts and bolts? SMH

  • The Damn Train
    The Damn Train 7 months ago

    The last one reminds me of pz8 maus

  • 415BurberryKid
    415BurberryKid 7 months ago

    Wow congrats u have as many dislikes as you have likes lol. Leave the engineering to the real engineers

  • Red Wyvern Emperor
    Red Wyvern Emperor 7 months ago +3

    There is slight catch with carrier runways though. Sure, I do not think it's the best design, but you must realize that most of them were built before war, when the catapult to launch planes was not a thing. Those planes needed much longer piece of runway to take off. So even though the 9 degree runway would exist, it wouldn't be of much use back then. In fact, in the end it would only add target area, thus making them easier to hit. As a matter of fact, that is still problem of those giant carriers. They are so huge you couldn't miss them even by accident.

    • Le Rippletoe
      Le Rippletoe 7 months ago

      Yeah but in modern times we've had naval and air superiority and not fought conventional wars; the things really still are sitting targets.

  • Mr Savage
    Mr Savage 7 months ago

    My dad fought in desert storm on air craft carrier

  • John Doe
    John Doe 7 months ago

    People please keep the balance of likes and dislikes in mind.. choose wisely!