Crazy Buildings on Top of Buildings

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Here are some of the most absurdly awesome sky-high structures on Earth.

Movin’ On Up

They’re often a little eccentric, but always seem like a pretty great idea (such as this green roof atop Chicago’s City Hall). Here’s a look at some of the world’s craziest buildings that were built on top of other buildings.

Crazy Buildings on Top of Buildings

Sydney, Australia

The photo on the right shows a simple art deco building. But if you look closely at the photo on the left, you’ll find an ultra-modern metallic home nesting on top.

Crazy Buildings on Top of Buildings

Loftcube, London

This $2000 prefabricated house offers modern living above the eighth story of a building in London.

Crazy Buildings on Top of Buildings

Syracuse, NY

The old victiorian house on top of this old manufacturing building is actually just a shell which contains the machinery that runs the building’s freight elevator.

Crazy Buildings on Top of Buildings

Hong Kong, China

With real estate so expensive in Hong Kong, and the population steadily growing, some people just improvise and build their own illegal homes on top of other buildings. Creative? Crazy? Both? Yes.

Crazy Buildings on Top of Buildings

New York City, New York

Check out this modern, three-story luxury home on top of an old apartment building in New York City.

Crazy Buildings on Top of Buildings

Tampa, Florida

This Futuro UFO House sits on top of a night club in Tampa, Florida.

Crazy Buildings on Top of Buildings

Amsterdam, Netherlands

No one’s going to be living in this tiny treehouse perched atop the Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art in Amsterdam. But it’s cool so it makes the list!

Crazy Buildings on Top of Buildings

West Broadway, New York City

Here’s a complex of several small buildings and patio areas on top of a building in New York City.

Crazy Buildings on Top of Buildings

13th Street and 3rd Ave, New York City

This mysterious house appears to be an actual residence, with a patio and a chimney.

Crazy Buildings on Top of Buildings

Mall Rooftop, Hunan, China

These houses serve as offices for a real estate management company at Jiutian International Square in Zhuzhou, Hunan Province, China.

Crazy Buildings on Top of Buildings

Rotterdam, Netherlands

The sky-blue houses you see here are actually separate bedrooms that were custom built for a family who lives in the building below.

Crazy Buildings on Top of Buildings

Vienna, Austria

This art installation, entitled “House Attack,” is a temporary work created by Erwin Wurm for the Museum Moderner Kunst in Vienna.

Crazy Buildings on Top of Buildings

Chelsea, New York City

This little house with a funny design also has a deck on top of its own roof.

Crazy Buildings on Top of Buildings

San Diego, California

No one lives in this work of art atop the Irwin and Joan Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. Maybe someone should.

Crazy Buildings on Top of Buildings

Upper West Side, New York City

Three small houses were recently built on this eight-story apartment building on the corner of 97th Street in New York.

Crazy Buildings on Top of Buildings

Beijing, China

This illegal wonder looks like something out of an amusement park. Or Jurassic Park.

Crazy Buildings on Top of Buildings

77th Street, New York City

This A-Frame next to a cistern somehow doesn’t seem out of place at all… does it?

Crazy Buildings on Top of Buildings

Cape Town, South Africa

Here’s a trailer park on top of a hotel; each trailer is a hotel suite decorated by a different artist.

Crazy Buildings on Top of Buildings

Hunan Province, China

Here’s a whole neighborhood on top of a building in China.

Crazy Buildings on Top of Buildings


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