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The World’s 18 Strangest Bathrooms

Location:  Seattle, WA

Background: The bathrooms at Columbia Tower are some of the tallest in the world, and each 76th-floor stall has its own view of the Seattle skyline.

Why It’s Unique: “The bathroom can really be an adventure,” says Barbara Fiume, a designer for New York Kitchen and Bath. Every facility is thinking, “What’s going to be my pop? There’s no more cold, bland look as your only possibility dealing with the commercial or public bathroom.” Aside from the stunning view, each stall has marble floors, marble counters and solid brass fixtures and contains its own sink. Although the bathroom is technically women-only (Columbia Tower likes to think of the restroom as a “tranquil escape for any woman’s busy day”), it acquires frequent male visitors eager to check out the view.