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stevanford1 Mar 12, 2019 5:58 PM

Ugliest Building In The World
 
Since the old thread is dead I thought I would start a new one. Please post the biggest eyesores in your city or country. I'll start with the worst building in Toronto, Bloor Dundas Square.
https://www.blogto.com/upload/2010/0...loorDundas.jpg
BlogTO

And the Grand Harbour Condo.
http://www.irmaeibich.com/images/126...or-Perfect.jpg
irmaeibich.com

:yuck::yuck::yuck:

Spocket Mar 12, 2019 6:55 PM

Too subjective.

There are people in my city who didn't want to tear down a burnt out husk of a former grain silo because they thought it gave the city some sort of cyber/steampunk panache.

The buildings you highlight are fine. I mean, they're ugly but no uglier than any of a million other buildings. People today are raving about the latest iteration of glass boxes and yet, that's all that they are. They don't even necessarily have pretty glass...they're just taller glass boxes and look like little more than a direct update of sixties Brutalism. Ugly buildings are exactly like ugly people: What you find ugly may well not be what I find ugly and vise versa.

stevanford1 Mar 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spocket (Post 8503172)
Too subjective.

There are people in my city who didn't want to tear down a burnt out husk of a former grain silo because they thought it gave the city some sort of cyber/steampunk panache.

The buildings you highlight are fine. I mean, they're ugly but no uglier than any of a million other buildings. People today are raving about the latest iteration of glass boxes and yet, that's all that they are. They don't even necessarily have pretty glass...they're just taller glass boxes and look like little more than a direct update of sixties Brutalism. Ugly buildings are exactly like ugly people: What you find ugly may well not be what I find ugly and vise versa.

It is subjective yes, but this thread is for posting things you find ugly in your city or something you find ugly you saw on a trip. If you disagree with a building posted as ugly please debate, I would love to hear your points :).

stevanford1 Mar 12, 2019 7:07 PM

I absolutely despise the Symphony House in Philadelphia. It definitely has a spot in the Ugly Buildings Hall Of Shame as worst building in Philadelphia for me.
https://www.emporis.com/images/show/...oad-street.jpg

https://altusprecast.com/wp-content/...l-Cladding.jpg

O-tacular Mar 12, 2019 7:58 PM

New Jersey’s Xanadu mall:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped.../50/Xanadu.JPG

stevanford1 Mar 12, 2019 8:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by O-tacular (Post 8503281)

Woo boy that’s awful, didn’t they take those fugly panels off?

O-tacular Mar 12, 2019 8:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stevanford1 (Post 8503288)
Woo boy that’s awful, didn’t they take those fugly panels off?

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.

stevanford1 Mar 12, 2019 8:06 PM

Quote:

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.

Yeah someone took it over. It’s currently called “American Dream” or something along those lines.

hauntedheadnc Mar 12, 2019 8:06 PM

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.

stevanford1 Mar 12, 2019 8:30 PM

Quote:

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.

Dear god WHY!!!!

stevanford1 Mar 12, 2019 10:10 PM

Hong Kong Central Library.
http://www.csci.com.hk/Uploads/201410/543b484e3d4ba.png

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...brary_2008.jpg

stevanford1 Mar 13, 2019 2:35 AM

I absolutely despise Birmingham’s Orion Tower.
https://c8.alamy.com/comp/KR3EE8/the...and-KR3EE8.jpg

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...-UK%282%29.JPG

O-tacular Mar 13, 2019 2:38 PM

This house in Virginia. Where is the entrance?

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

LMich Mar 13, 2019 3:47 PM

Hey, all. Just a reminder when posting photos that are not your own to properly site them. Include a link to page of where these photos originate at least.

stevanford1 Mar 13, 2019 4:51 PM

Mobile Alabama’s Goverment Plaza is atrocious.
https://s.hdnux.com/photos/74/51/36/...3/rawImage.jpg
Mobile Government Plaza On Flickr

HomeInMyShoes Mar 13, 2019 4:55 PM

^I'd say that's more goofy than ugly. But then that whole period of put parasols or hats or whatever on buildings was just a terrible terrible terrible period.

stevanford1 Mar 13, 2019 5:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HomeInMyShoes (Post 8504295)
^I'd say that's more goofy than ugly. But then that whole period of put parasols or hats or whatever on buildings was just a terrible terrible terrible period.

True it is rather goofy.

Obadno Mar 13, 2019 6:10 PM

Asia hosts some pretty hideous buildings but here is the ugliest from My city:

https://goo.gl/maps/gtiuscXZar22

https://goo.gl/maps/JSGRYaG43ws

stevanford1 Mar 13, 2019 6:48 PM

Ok this ones hardcore ugly so proceed with caution.....I present to you The Prado in Denver.
https://www.emporis.com/images/show/...-southeast.jpg
https://www.emporis.com/images/show/558041-Large-the-prado-denver-co-usa-usa-exterior-exterior-view-from-the-southeast.jpg

https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/...press%2Cformat
https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kl/klasb1jaxzffmnt9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat

Obadno Mar 13, 2019 7:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stevanford1 (Post 8504462)
Ok this ones hardcore ugly so proceed with caution.....I present to you The Prado in Denver.
https://www.emporis.com/images/show/...-southeast.jpg
https://www.emporis.com/images/show/558041-Large-the-prado-denver-co-usa-usa-exterior-exterior-view-from-the-southeast.jpg

https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/...press%2Cformat
https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kl/klasb1jaxzffmnt9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat

its not to bad, just has a lot going on.

Sam Hill Mar 13, 2019 9:49 PM

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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.

photoLith Mar 14, 2019 3:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HomeInMyShoes (Post 8505437)
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.

HDR looks like vomit. I hope someone didn't get paid to take those photos. I don't see many people, even beginners doing that HDR junk too much luckily anymore. HDR was a huge fag though from like 2006-2012. I did it for about a month and everything just looked awful.

stevanford1 Mar 14, 2019 3:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HomeInMyShoes (Post 8505437)
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.

The HDR on those pictures is truly painful.

muertecaza Mar 14, 2019 3:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stevanford1 (Post 8505294)
The Koltso Shopping Mall in Russia looks like the One Ring and The Cheesecake Factory’s Child.

This description :haha::haha::haha:

Phoenix has a host of ugly government buildings. Some of the posts here are aggressively ugly. Phoenix's worst are generally more just depressingly, drearily ugly:

Phoenix Police Headquarters:

http://doney.net/aroundaz/celebrity/...nix_police.jpg
http://doney.net/aroundaz/celebrity/miranda_ernesto.htm

Executive Tower (holds state executive offices):
https://www.roguecolumnist.com/.a/6a...0b5b970d-800wi
https://www.roguecolumnist.com/rogue...disasters.html

stevanford1 Mar 14, 2019 4:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by muertecaza (Post 8505559)
This description :haha::haha::haha:

Phoenix has a host of ugly government buildings. Some of the posts here are aggressively ugly. Phoenix's worst are generally more just depressingly, drearily ugly:

Phoenix Police Headquarters:

http://doney.net/aroundaz/celebrity/...nix_police.jpg
http://doney.net/aroundaz/celebrity/miranda_ernesto.htm

Executive Tower (holds state executive offices):
https://www.roguecolumnist.com/.a/6a...0b5b970d-800wi
https://www.roguecolumnist.com/rogue...disasters.html

Yuck, most Canadian Goverment Buildings are complete jails also.
https://www.emporis.com/images/show/...r-exterior.jpg
https://www.emporis.com/images/show/...r-exterior.jpg

stevanford1 Mar 14, 2019 4:29 PM

Can’t be a discussion about ugly buildings in Phoenix without the castle.
https://photos.zillowstatic.com/p_h/...0000000000.jpg
https://photos.zillowstatic.com/p_h/...0000000000.jpg

https://photos.zillowstatic.com/p_h/...0000000000.jpg
https://photos.zillowstatic.com/p_h/...0000000000.jpg

https://photos.zillowstatic.com/p_h/...0000000000.jpg
https://photos.zillowstatic.com/p_h/...0000000000.jpg

I’m so rich I live in this giant tacky castle in the middle of the desert.

O-tacular Mar 14, 2019 4:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stevanford1 (Post 8504782)
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

The interior has the same level of taste as this Cowboy condo penthouse from Calgary:

https://luxuryresidenceca.files.word...jpeg?w=1200&h=

https://luxuryresidence.ca/2018/03/0...n-keynote-one/

https://luxuryresidenceca.files.word...jpeg?w=1200&h=

https://luxuryresidence.ca/2018/03/0...n-keynote-one/

https://luxuryresidenceca.files.word...r-condo-8.jpeg

https://luxuryresidence.ca/2018/03/0...n-keynote-one/

https://luxuryresidenceca.files.word...jpeg?w=1200&h=

https://luxuryresidence.ca/2018/03/0...n-keynote-one/

It could be yours for $5.5 million!

O-tacular Mar 14, 2019 4:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stevanford1 (Post 8505603)

Looks like Edmonton's castle has some competition.

stevanford1 Mar 14, 2019 4:42 PM

Wow that’s very....tacky.

O-tacular Mar 14, 2019 4:42 PM

I have a feeling Russia could give all other countries a run for their money in the ugly and tacky category. There's a reason most of Donald Trump's clientele for his buildings are Russians (besides collusion of course).

stevanford1 Mar 14, 2019 4:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by O-tacular (Post 8505636)
I have a feeling Russia could give all other countries a run for their money int he ugly and tacky category.

Yeah this isn’t the last this thread has seen of Russia.


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