The Impossible Building

As a Moillusions reader, you’ve undoubtedly already seen your share of Penrose Triangles both here and elsewhere. Even so, the concept remains fascinating, particularly when turned into real-life objects, because the design itself is, in actuality, impossible.

That’s why this Steelwork Illusion created by Deskarati is simply so fascinating -the illusion is so subtle and the photo looks so real that your mind wants to accept that it is an unaltered photograph. That is, until your brain starts to follow the lines of the steel framework and you begin realizing more and more just how impossible this building design really is.

34 Replies to “The Impossible Building”

  1. Is this photo for real, or it’s altered in some way?
    I would really like this one to be genuine,and the illusion to appear only because of the special point of view?
    But I’m wrong, am I?

  2. the pick was probably tooken from that angel and a guy saw that it could be a illusion if he photo shopped a guy on there to cover up the one part the runes the illusion

  3. In my mind the building is more possible than those ironworkers hanging out on the beams. How those guys did that back in the day is beyond my comprehension!

    1. All they did was flip the Negative around! The picture is entirely “possible”, all the girders meet each other in-line! The author of this posting cannot see straight! LOL!

  4. Haha, if you look closely you can see which part of the vertical steel bar the maker of this illusion has cloned. Look at the grey stripes on the dark background. They repeat themselves.

  5. Omg, where are those people and do they know they are sitting next to oblivion (or at least the brink of insanity)?!

  6. this must be an amazing illusion cuz i still cant find wats impossible about the metal framework… call me stupid but i dont see anything that doesnt have a physical explanation in my brain! :p i must be blind

  7. I’m not sure, but I think that the cover of Coldplay’s album ‘Left Right Left Right Left’ holds an illusion. Just thought you guys might wanna know.

  8. um is there something wrong with my eyes cuz half of your illusions just look like photos, like wheres the illusion in this feature? i just see dudes sitting on beams.

  9. For those who are going nuts over it: the beam where the men are sitting and the two that start from either end of it are on the same level, but the beam on which one man is lying intersects the pillar at a lower level than the one it starts from. Is it clear?

    1. Find the triangle (created by three beams) in the photo. There is something strange about how the three sides of this triangle fit together.

  10. Um, this isn’t an illusion. It just so happens that the photo was taken close enough that it takes off the “impossible corner” of the girders that you want to think connects the bars in an awkward way. Other than that, it’s possible.

  11. The way to hide the flaw is not to make it blend with many flawless repetitions very similar to the flawed one. That is, clutter the picture in a way that you have to pinpoint the flaw by inspecting the items one-by-one. The flawed “Triangle” inspired by Escher’s work is well concealed (just like a chameleon) with many repeating metallic bars from the ground up.

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