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10 Ugliest Buildings in the World

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by edinatlanta, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Senior member

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    I love how there's some sort of fairground behind it and that maglev train goes in--total Disney fare.

    It's not maglev, it's a rubber wheeled monorail built for the '62 World's Fair (As previously mentioned). Which is even classier.

    The South end of the monorail was pinched together to make room for a shopping mall, so that there's only room for one train at a time.

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    See?!? [​IMG]
     
  2. Dragon

    Dragon Senior member

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    But what he got was THIS:

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    Wow...that is terrible.
     
  3. AGPi

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    That really is a terrible building.
     
  4. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Marina City Towers in Chicago [​IMG]
    San Francisco has an apartment tower that looks very similar. You can envision people with deluxe reel-to-reel players and shag carpeting living there, but the reality is probably far less pretty evidenced by all that cheap patio furniture on the balconies.
     
  5. PinkPantser

    PinkPantser Senior member

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    in ugliness nothing will ever top Venturi's Mother's house for me. [​IMG] In his defense, I don't think Venturi set out to make something 'pretty'.
     
  6. JetBlast

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    CIT Building, Chantilly, Virginia. [​IMG] Looks even dumber in person.
     
  7. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    Could your ex-wife and my fiance in fact be the same person?

    Are you attracted to pathological liars who also have an uncanny ability to spend 187% of available funds?
     
  8. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Senior member

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    Are you attracted to pathological liars who also have an uncanny ability to spend 187% of available funds?

    This might be used against you in a court of law as evidence of premeditation, were anything to happen to her. Just so you know.
     
  9. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    Nothing will ever happen to her.
    Like my mother always said, "God takes care of good people and idiots."

    Besides, she's off damaging someone else's finances now. And I couldn't be any happier about it.
     
  10. tagutcow

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    +1. I've really started to appreciate the brutalist government and university buildings I see. I'd love a brutalist home.

    Guilford County's district court and jail buildings leave me feeling sufficiently Brutalized.

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  11. ratboycom

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    Here's the aforementioned eyesore that is E.M.P.:
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    I forgot about how ugly that building is, just terrible.
     
  12. yerfdog

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    urban design proposals that would be lambasted today with Pruitt Igo and Boston City Hall being the most notorious of such projects to garner critical praise polarized from the general public reaction. ..... definitive critical reception is completely unrelated to initial impressions (Vietnam Memorial in DC, Yamasaki's WTC) .
    Interesting contrast in the final impressions of those two destroyed Yamasaki projects, Pruitt-Igoe and the WTC
     
  13. yerfdog

    yerfdog Senior member

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    in ugliness nothing will ever top Venturi's Mother's house for me.
    [​IMG]

    In his defense, I don't think Venturi set out to make something 'pretty'.


    Yeah, I always wondered if his mother would have preferred just a drawing of the house that she could put on her fridge.
     
  14. BankerBoi

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    http://www.kunstler.com/eyesore.html

    2009 Nov is typically apt description of hostility to pedestrians
    May 2009 is wrong (Standard Hotel, NYC)
    Hespeler Library of Cambridge, Ontario.


    Truth: http://www.kunstler.com/eyesore_200901.html
    "The true irony in the story of this building is that only forty years before they tore the original down in 1967, several fire fighters gave their LIVES to save the city hall from a fire that otherwise leveled the entire downtown.
    After they saved the building, Eisenhower huffed and puffed and blew it right down."
     
  15. texas_jack

    texas_jack Senior member

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    The Watergate [​IMG] and then there's the LBJ library at my alma mater [​IMG]
     
  16. Homme

    Homme Senior member

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    In Sydney:

    University of Technology:
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    "The Toaster". This building is on some of the best real estate in the city [​IMG]
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  17. hypersonic

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    The New Zealand Parliament building, known as "The Beehive", is no beauty.

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    It deserves its nomination.
     
  18. hypersonic

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    [​IMG]

    Oh, I rather like it [​IMG]
     
  19. LabelKing

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    The Watergate

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    and then there's the LBJ library at my alma mater

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    Those are great. Great-looking that is.
     
  20. ratboycom

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    Spokane Public Health Building (right by the Court House and Jail and clearly visible from most places South of the Falls/river) [​IMG]
     

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