An American coatings manufacturer has released a provocative infographic demonstrating the costs of poorly designed or built architectural projects, as seen throughout history.

Eight projects, dating as far back as 1905 and as recent as 2010, are listed by TOR Coatings as architectural disasters, and include designs by Edward Durell Stone (Aon Centre, Chicago), I. M. Pei & Partners (John Hancock Tower, Boston) and Rafael Viñoly Architects (Vdara Hotel Las Vegas).

The worst on the list, in terms of its number of related deaths, must be the collapse of the Sampoong Department Store in South Korea (pictured above right) which killed 500 people and saw 900 severely injured.

The full infographic is below: