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Old Posted Mar 20, 2019, 2:43 PM
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This house was so ugly to some people that they are suing it.

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I personally kind of like it. It's as much Star Wars as it is Flinstones.
Yeah I like it also, unlike the house I just posted it’s kind of cool and has redeeming features.
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Interestingly enough, I look at those pictures and I look at the pictures you posted from San Diego, and I actually do notice a difference. Charlotte Boring is defined by its charmless, forgettable, and contemporary nature which your San Diego pictures exemplified. However, I notice in comparing Charlotte Boring in Charlotte to Charlotte Boring elsewhere that in order for a building to truly be considered real, bonafide Charlotte Boring, there has to be an attempt made to surgically extract any whimsy that flashy colors might have bestowed on the building. At least in San Diego there's a little color, bile green as it is. In Charlotte, true Charlotte Boring, there is only beige.

I wonder if perhaps we could work this into a tourism slogan. Many cities are known for their architecture and play it up as an attraction. Charlotte?

"Charlotte: Come for the beige EIFS, stay for the blue glass..."
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Interestingly enough, I look at those pictures and I look at the pictures you posted from San Diego, and I actually do notice a difference. Charlotte Boring is defined by its charmless, forgettable, and contemporary nature which your San Diego pictures exemplified. However, I notice in comparing Charlotte Boring in Charlotte to Charlotte Boring elsewhere that in order for a building to truly be considered real, bonafide Charlotte Boring, there has to be an attempt made to surgically extract any whimsy that flashy colors might have bestowed on the building. At least in San Diego there's a little color, bile green as it is. In Charlotte, true Charlotte Boring, there is only beige.

I wonder if perhaps we could work this into a tourism slogan. Many cities are known for their architecture and play it up as an attraction. Charlotte?

"Charlotte: Come for the beige EIFS, stay for the blue glass..."
Yes Charlotte boring must have no colour or wimsy. Only beige EIFS. Toronto has the opposite problem, Toronto Boring means blue glass monolithic condos like Shittyplace (Concord Cityplace) and Vile Condos (Vibe Condos). The latter pictured here.

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There’s also Waterpark City
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Yes Charlotte boring must have no colour or wimsy. Only beige EIFS. Toronto has the opposite problem, Toronto Boring means blue glass monolithic condos like Shittyplace (Concord Cityplace) and Vile Condos (Vibe Condos). The latter pictured here.

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There’s also Waterpark City
Forget not Calgary's Stampitecture (Calgary Stampede influenced faux heritage cowboy crap).









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Speaking of Blue Glass behold the infamous Blue Condominium in Brooklyn.

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I thought they demolished Eau Claire? Regina has a couple, but I won't subject anyone to that. Victoria Square and Northgate Mall would be the frontrunneres though.
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Oh, you've got room for one more non-mall building...

Presenting the Markel Building!

This beauty popped up on my Facebook feed because I follow the Atlas Obscura on there. And, according to Atlas Obscura this building was inspired by the baked potato that architect Haig Jamgochian was served at the American Institute of Architects dinner in 1962.
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Oh, you've got room for one more non-mall building...

Presenting the Markel Building!

This beauty popped up on my Facebook feed because I follow the Atlas Obscura on there. And, according to Atlas Obscura this building was inspired by the baked potato that architect Haig Jamgochian was served at the American Institute of Architects dinner in 1962.
I completely forgot about the baked potato building . What a monstrosity.
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I thought they demolished Eau Claire? Regina has a couple, but I won't subject anyone to that. Victoria Square and Northgate Mall would be the frontrunneres though.
They've been saying Eau Claire would be demolished and redeveloped for over a decade now. It's still there. Raping our eyes.
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I thought they demolished Eau Claire? Regina has a couple, but I won't subject anyone to that. Victoria Square and Northgate Mall would be the frontrunneres though.
Northgate for the win! My soul feels crushed every time I look at it.
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Ugly Buildings in Glendale Colorado

Glendale Colorado has some good uglies.

Charlotte Boring appears to have transitioned to Colorado
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.7054...7i16384!8i8192

In Spades
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.7049...7i13312!8i6656

Uggh
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.7007...7i13312!8i6656

You can see this monster from most points in the city
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.7044...7i13312!8i6656

Blah
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.7187...7i13312!8i6656

Since we're talking malls
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.7179...7i13312!8i6656

Another ugly mall
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.7095...7i13312!8i6656

Greyge Holiday Inn
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.7081...7i13312!8i6656

The Bunker
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.7093...7i13312!8i6656

At least its not stucco
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.7094...7i13312!8i6656

Oop spoke to soon
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.7100...7i13312!8i6656

The ufo
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.7103...7i13312!8i6656
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Since we haven't seen anything hardcore ugly in a while I present to you this hotel in Bulgaria.

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And here I thought The Prado looked bad, this makes The Prado look like the Empire State Building!

The lobby is going for a Tomb Raider kind of look

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Dubai's two fake Chrysler Buildings.

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I'm posting this with a confession: I actually love this, but I know others might not.

if it hasn't already been in a horror movie, it needs to be.

this is the Mohonk Mountain House in New York:




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Dubai's two fake Chrysler Buildings.
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I never thought the Longaberger basket building was that bad-it just looks very much like one of their baskets. The problem is now the company is gone, so who is going to use the building?

Taking the handles off would be a good start at least.
The building is actually quite reserved and actually pretty nice inside. Classic American colonial style.



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I'm posting this with a confession: I actually love this, but I know others might not.

if it hasn't already been in a horror movie, it needs to be.

this is the Mohonk Mountain House in New York:




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Reminds me of Blue Mountain Resort
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first time I have seen these. they have taken the world's most beautiful skyscraper and double bastardized it beyond belief.
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first time I have seen these. they have taken the world's most beautiful skyscraper and double bastardized it beyond belief.
Yes, the thing that makes the Chrysler Building so amazing is it’s ornamentation and detail. Here they have stripped it of all good detail.
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