18th Century French chateau razed "by mistake". Thomas Adamson, Yahoo! News
Residents of a sleepy French village in Bordeaux have been left dumbfounded after discovering their local 18th-century chateau was completely bulldozed "by mistake." The mayor's office in Yvrac said Wednesday that workers who were hired to renovate the grand 13,000-square-meter (140,000-square-foot) manor and raze a small building on the same estate in southwest France mixed them up.
Seems the plan was to "renovate" the gorgeous building and tear down a little small building on the side. Somehow, the construction crew got it all knackered and tore down the main building. My guess is someone is getting fired over this. Of course, this being France, they will probably face criminal charges as well, and spend some time in jail, or at least the authorities will try.
So, if you had planned to travel to see this building you'll have to content yourself with the few remaining pictures on their website.