Spite buildings: when human grudges get architectural – in pictures
Feuding brothers, thwarted lovers, and a lot of spoiled views: spite buildings are our smallest human pettiness made manifest in bricks and mortar. Here are some of the best/worst
“Spite buildings” are constructions specifically intended to irritate or protest: our smallest human pettiness made manifest in bricks, mortar and a reckless disregard for planning laws. Their origins are often disputed, occasionally embellished and usually entertaining, revealing tales of spurned lovers, fraternal feuds and vengeance. Below we highlight a few of the most famous of these “malicious erections” (sorry).