Honestly, who approved these construction plans? (29 Photos)

I’ll give the builders a gold star for their effort. However, they need to sit in a corner and think about what they did….

  • ridsy13

    your mom

    • ChristonACracker

      Well played sir

  • Robert


    • GoodJobBOB

      we should start the Good Job Bob award cause this is about as good as Bob's posts get.

  • Trav1121

    #9 #27 Trees do what they want!

    • Hara

      Honestly, I like it when they let the trees live. I know a dude who is a bespoke contractor here on the beach and he showed me a house he did with an old, 70-foot pine running up through the middle. It was awesome. designed it with plenty of windows and airflow. The tree is expected to do fine.

  • Dick trickle

    Maybe this will be second

  • admcquar542


  • Ziggy

    #1 As an Architectural Intern I can tell you this is not a fault of the Architect or the Builder. It is a fault of the Americans with Dissabilities Act (ADA) and the code people. The other sidewalks that "ramp" up to the building do not meet the rise/run for a wheel chair to go up them according to the code. Codes make my life hell, that's why I frequent your site and always KCCO!!!

    • DrBoogie_R32
      • dutch

        from a landlord who pays the arch grads/interns and has to pay to do all this stuff. 'tis true.

    • rAs

      Hey, good old Kutztown University of PA… Weird.

    • Craigery

      I think the wonky camera angle makes it harder to understand what's going on.

    • Aaron

      Loved to see kutztown building on this lol this pretty much represents our old buildings lol

    • Brian

      that is what we have put up with for yrs. that is Deatrick dorm at Kutztown Univ in Kutztown Pa. Graduated from there and everyone wonders WHY! No one ever uses it for a ramp. Its like watching birds sit on a telephone line there.

  • Livin' Legend

    #19 for those times when you have morning wood but also have to poop.

    • Pokes

      Challenge accepted!

      • 5280Blazin

        Gotta get me one of these

    • Fryy

      Even if you don't have to poop, it's perfect. You just seat and you won't even bother aiming forward when shooting

  • Bryan Vickers

    #19 Still a better love story than twilight

    • Craigery

      It's an old joke, but I'll give you a thumbs-up because you made me laugh.

  • FUPA


    • bczu

      Try harder

    • Fryy

      Lucy you!

  • Cat Taco

    If you can figure out how to get to some of these doors, the secret bonus level is inside.

    • Alex_5280

      Step 1: Get into high door
      Step 2: Set up an office up there
      Step 3: Wait for people to come into your office
      Step 4: ????
      Step 5: Profit!

  • MeepMeep

    #1 Pretty sure this is a residence hall at Kutztown University in PA. Went to school there, awesome!

    • Laura L

      It is! I went there too and recognized it.

    • LeftFlasherOn

      It looks like a lot of the dorm entrances from the PA state teachers colleges (formerly). I thought of Lycoming Hall at Bloom right off.

    • Leroy

      Hell yeah it is. They tore down a few years ago.

      • alex

        pretty sure its still standing considering can see it from the window of my dorm

    • Adam Q

      This is def. From Kutztown University, i just graduated and this is it. So awesome!

    • Curtis

      Definitely, I went there my freshman year and lived in that hall… But the ramp wasn't there at the time.

  • Craigery

    #2 I see a security camera protected by a cage. And the downspout appears to be coming loose from the wall. Am I missing something?

    • my head hurts

      i'm thinking the bar on the cage is blocking the fov

    • curmudgeon

      No. It's Bob that's missing something – common sense! <grin>

  • Craigery

    #8 This is how they hang the doors at the School for Little People.

  • Craigery

    #10 Are those handles? So you can climb up and actually go out that door?

    • George Zip

      I've seen doors set up like this; it's a service/equipment door. The bottom bar is to place a ladder and the side bar/handle is for the person to grasp as they climb up into it. The placement of the door is to keep it "secure" from random entry.

      Actually, I have no idea, I'm just making this up. Could work, though. (<—- I hear this phrase from engineers all the time.)

  • goforth


    Get down from there shed, you're drunk!

  • Ryan

    I thought #18 was a butt, slightly disappointed

  • pbm984

    Still cant figure out whats wrong with #1. The only thing I could figure is that you think there are too many ramps. The one on the left though appears to be clearly non-ADA compliant. The one on the right has the lower slope needed to comply with the ADA.

    • Boston Rugger

      It doesn't make sense but it's true the ADA requires a slope to be less than 1 to 12.

      Unfortunately there is a lot of time and money put into this but it is put into place to protect people with disabilities.

      • Methos

        To my admittedly untrained eye, the ADA ramp doesn't seem any less 'steep' than the main entrance. And the path leading away to the right seems steeper than both of the 'ramps'. If you could make it up that grade to get to the ramps, what's the point?

        • c-dub

          The ADA ramp is clearly less steep. It's roughly twice as long as the sidewalk to the left, but climbs the same vertical distance.

  • Andy Valentine

    #25 – Also, "lortering"

    • Patrice

      Speak friend and enter.

    • Derek

      clearly a door that got sealed up

  • TheBAMFinater

    #11 I think it is because it is an older home and the stairs are so narrow that you can't get furniture up. So they put a door in to get things in and out. At least that is what was explained to me.

    • Macro

      There used to be a balcony or some other platform there. Use can see the markings on the brick.

      Also … shit electrical job running those outside lights.

    • zackgonick

      I was informed that the doors up high like that are actually in case of heavy snowfall. It allows access to the outside in case snow drifts block all the ground level doors.

      • https://www.facebook.com/casey.lacaze.3 Casey LaCaze

        Also, cities built in swampy/marshy areas, buildings have a tendency to sink into the ground. Install a door on the second level, wait a couple of years, and hey, free basement!

        • Kevin


  • Dan

    #18 a bathroom exclusively for thin people? that's mean!

    • Anomanom

      Sorry, if you're fat, you can't poo here.

    • Gross

      They don't want the restroom destroyed by fatty that had to much Taco Bell.

    • DexterX

      its the access door to the plumbing chase. the men's and women's bathrooms are to the left and right.

      • Sad Panda

        That makes this pic no fun 😦

  • Mike

    #19 Challenge accepted.

  • UGTP

    #17 just looks like a mall or airport cut off some part of the area for construction… nobody could possibly be that stupid……. ehhh maybe ill take that last part back based on these other pics lol.

    • c-dub

      If that were just temporary, I doubt they would've coped the wall so tightly to the escalator. They probably just remodeled and didn't want to pay to have the escalator demolished.

  • Armed Ann Dangerous

    #24 Genius on the picture flip, Bob.

    • Genius

      The picture is oriented correctly. This is clearly meant to show sideways stairs built halfway up a wall with a horizontal bar in front of them.

  • clenis

    #19 challenge accepted. and I like #29.

    • Great Dane

      Look at the curtain – there is something wrong with gravity in the #29. It is a fun picture, even if it is shopped.

  • Canucks_Rule

    #19 – a game only guys can play.

    • Yeahhh

      Yup, the Canucks still suck.

    • Michele

      We'll see about that… challenge accepted

      • DirtBag

        You dirty girl you

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