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Sam Hill Mar 13, 2019 9:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Obadno (Post 8504560)
its not to bad, just has a lot going on.

It's a little different experiencing it in person, IMO. Whenever I see it in person, it hurts my brain a little. And up close, it just looks so cheap. It looks like it's made of cardboard.

There are some uglier buildings in Denver though. I'll see if I can come up with some good candidates. :)

Sam Hill Mar 13, 2019 9:51 PM

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Originally Posted by hauntedheadnc (Post 8503294)
The "Green Mansion" of Green Man Brewing in downtown Asheville:

http://brilliantstream.com/wp-conten...-1024x683.jpeg
Source.

I detest this building, primarily because it looks like the builders accidentally used drawings made by the architect's five-year-old son rather than those the architect himself drew up. No harmony of materials, no harmony of space or massing, random-ass window placement, shitty fake cornice, and that thing on the side that looks like an ambulance bay... which is only appropriate though, because they tore down an historic African-American hospital to build this eyesore. Plus, let's not forget that luscious moat of parking. This building is shit, and considering that this is a city which daily endures the presence of the US Cellular Center, not to mention a glut of ugly hotels cheaply constructed in the acclaimed Charlotte Boring style of architecture, that's saying a lot.

Oh my! I... I do not understand. How? How did this happen? lol

stevanford1 Mar 13, 2019 10:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Sam Hill (Post 8504736)

There are some uglier buildings in Denver though. I'll see if I can come up with some good candidates. :)

The worst building in Denver for me is that stupid One Lincoln Park thing that looks like it was designed while high.
https://static1.squarespace.com/stat...g?format=1500w
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/560c35fae4b0fa9b188b65c3/57c89a0b9de4bbc6b436e38c/57c89a4d59cc686ae46c6805/1485913245323/One+Lincoln+Park.jpg?format=1500w

https://images1.westword.com/imager/...ncoln-park.jpg

https://images1.westword.com/imager/u/745xauto/6882565/feature-lincoln-park.jpg
Either that or the fugly Embassy Suites
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...ion_Center.JPG
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d2/Embassy_Suites_Denver_-_Downtown_Convention_Center.JPG

SkahHigh Mar 13, 2019 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by O-tacular (Post 8503291)
I thought the developers of West Edmonton mall took it over after it sat abandoned for years. I have no idea how it looks today.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8071...7i16384!8i8192

It seems heavily under renovation.

Also, can't be an ugly buildings list without Laval's clocktower:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7659/...3d437c52_b.jpgQuintessential Laval by Caribb, sur Flickr

stevanford1 Mar 13, 2019 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by SkahHigh (Post 8504758)
Also, can't be an ugly buildings list without Laval's clocktower:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7659/...3d437c52_b.jpgQuintessential Laval by Caribb, sur Flickr

How could one forget about Clockzilla? I hate that building the more I look at it :yuck:.

stevanford1 Mar 13, 2019 10:22 PM

If we’re going to bring back “gems” from the Ugly Canada Thread we shouldn’t forget about the multicoloured vomit known as The Venetian.
https://cdnphotos.rmcloud.com/edmonton/4121152.000
https://cdnphotos.rmcloud.com/edmonton/4121152.000

The back view is the worst because all the colours congregate into one fugly mush.
http://s3.amazonaws.com/mrp-listings...c0e27036c.jpeg
http://s3.amazonaws.com/mrp-listings/3/2/2/76898223/c58abca264c4c3d5f88e141c0e27036c.jpeg

stevanford1 Mar 13, 2019 10:30 PM

The giant Texan McCastle.
https://img1.southernliving.timeinc....e-exterior.jpg
https://img1.southernliving.timeinc.net/sites/default/files/styles/landscape_3_2/public/image/2017/06/main/texas-castle-exterior.jpg

https://img1.southernliving.timeinc....le-kitchen.jpg
https://img1.southernliving.timeinc.net/sites/default/files/styles/landscape_3_2/public/image/2017/06/main/castle-kitchen.jpg

https://img1.southernliving.timeinc....ining-room.jpg
https://img1.southernliving.timeinc.net/sites/default/files/styles/landscape_3_2/public/image/2017/06/main/castle-dining-room.jpg

photoLith Mar 13, 2019 10:53 PM

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Originally Posted by O-tacular (Post 8504098)
This house in Virginia. Where is the entrance?

https://www.cca.qc.ca/img/J4ZMIUtgn0...lJef_Fig_5.jpg

How is that ugly, it looks to be built in the late 1700s or early 1800s in the Jeffersonian style. Its a pretty good looking building to me, other than that balcony door which should be replaced with an historically accurate door.

Sam Hill Mar 13, 2019 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by stevanford1 (Post 8504748)
The worst building in Denver for me is that stupid One Lincoln Park thing that looks like it was designed while high.

https://images1.westword.com/imager/...ncoln-park.jpg

Ah yes. That funny hat it's wearing is not only hopelessly out of style but it's a few sizes too big.

What about the Tetris Building? Oh man, I hate that building (although some people actually like it for some reason). And it also wears a funny hat:

https://picture.phorio.com/photo/217...mars/image.jpg
https://en.phorio.com/1800_larimer_s..._united_states

What do you guys think? Is it just me? Am I crazy? I think it's pretty hideous.

stevanford1 Mar 13, 2019 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Sam Hill (Post 8504815)
Ah yes. That funny hat it's wearing is not only hopelessly out of style but it's a few sizes too big.

What about the Tetris Building? Oh man, I hate that building (although some people actually like it for some reason). And it also wears a funny hat:

https://picture.phorio.com/photo/217...mars/image.jpg
https://en.phorio.com/1800_larimer_s..._united_states

What do you guys think? Is it just me? Am I crazy? I think it's pretty hideous.

Yup I agree pure fugly mishmash that looks awfully dated, Birmingham UK has a Tetris Building as well.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2837/3...f77663c5_b.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2837/33857689296_06f77663c5_b.jpg

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...vNpBeI0q9VH0oC
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2914/33741873511_53c7f191a4_b.jpg
It’s the worlds tallest public bathroom!

Sam Hill Mar 13, 2019 11:33 PM

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Originally Posted by stevanford1 (Post 8504823)
Yup I agree pure fugly mishmash that looks awfully dated, Birmingham UK has a Tetris Building as well.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2837/3...f77663c5_b.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2837/33857689296_06f77663c5_b.jpg

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...vNpBeI0q9VH0oC
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2914/33741873511_53c7f191a4_b.jpg
It’s the worlds tallest public bathroom!

LOL! That's still way better than our tetris building, IMO.

Although, apparently when a real estate company needs to lease some space, they're somehow able to come up with a photo that makes the building look kinda, sorta, almost attractive:

https://images4.loopnet.com/i2/dLFNK.../112/image.jpg
https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/1800...er-CO/4154912/

Sam Hill Mar 13, 2019 11:37 PM

Denver's second class at most things. But we're first class at ugly buildings! :tup:

LouisVanDerWright Mar 14, 2019 12:25 AM

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Originally Posted by SkahHigh (Post 8504758)
It seems heavily under renovation.

Also, can't be an ugly buildings list without Laval's clocktower:

I believe that's called a "schlocktower"...

stevanford1 Mar 14, 2019 12:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Sam Hill (Post 8504882)
Denver's second class at most things. But we're first class at ugly buildings! :tup:

It seems to be that way :cheers:.

stevanford1 Mar 14, 2019 12:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Sam Hill (Post 8504882)
Denver's second class at most things. But we're first class at ugly buildings! :tup:

The Art Hotel in Denver also ain’t a work of art.
http://www.coloradohomesmag.com/ext%20long(1).jpg
http://www.coloradohomesmag.com/ext%20long(1).jpg

https://aasarchitecture.com/wp-conte...-Denver-00.jpg
https://aasarchitecture.com/wp-conte...-Denver-00.jpg

The insides fantastic but what the hell was the architect thinking when he designed the exterior.

stevanford1 Mar 14, 2019 1:07 AM

Some ugly buildings in the UK.

St George’s Warf: London
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...rges_Wharf.jpg
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...rges_Wharf.jpg

Scottish Parliment Building: Edinburgh
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...ol%2C_2017.jpg
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...ol%2C_2017.jpg

https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/me...parliament.jpg
https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/me...parliament.jpg

1claire Mar 14, 2019 2:04 AM

https://i.postimg.cc/7htgzYRN/Argentina.png

Quite literally a center for higher learning given its elevated position, the national library of Argentina is well known for its unappealing exterior.

stevanford1 Mar 14, 2019 2:11 AM

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Originally Posted by 1claire (Post 8505046)
https://i.postimg.cc/7htgzYRN/Argentina.png

Quite literally a center for higher learning given its elevated position, the national library of Argentina is well known for its unappealing exterior.

:haha: yeah that’s abysmal. Why must all libraries look either ridiculous or like a jail (or in the one in Argentina’s case both). Here’s the national library of Kosovo
https://photorator.com/photos/images...vic--59025.jpg
https://photorator.com/photos/images...vic--59025.jpg

I would say kill it before it lays eggs but judging by the roof that ship has sailed.
https://static1.squarespace.com/stat...o?format=1500w
https://static1.squarespace.com/stat...o?format=1500w

stevanford1 Mar 14, 2019 11:52 AM

The Koltso Shopping Mall in Russia looks like the One Ring and The Cheesecake Factory’s Child.
https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/me...72/caption.jpg
https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/me...72/caption.jpg

http://photos.wikimapia.org/p/00/02/22/06/56_big.jpg
http://photos.wikimapia.org/p/00/02/22/06/56_big.jpg

https://cdni.rbth.com/rbthmedia/imag...64525adc53.jpg
https://cdni.rbth.com/rbthmedia/imag...64525adc53.jpg

HomeInMyShoes Mar 14, 2019 2:26 PM

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Originally Posted by stevanford1 (Post 8504782)
The giant Texan McCastle.
...images removed to preserve my eyes

I believe we have a post potentially winning the worst photos ever. Bad HDR might be the worst fad introduced this century. Just stop it people. Just stop it.


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