Atomium – landmark of a bygone era

With our own piece of futuristic architecture left over from the 1962 World’s Fair spiking the Seattle skyline, I’m always interested to learn about other examples of strange buildings that reflects the failed hopes of decades past.

Much cooler than our Space Needle, Atomium was built for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair. The aptly nicknamed Polegon has posted a microscale version of this Belgian landmark (via MicroBricks):

LEGO microscale Atomium

Which reminds me of the larger version posted some time back by Fragty (Klocki):

LEGO Atomium