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Old September 24th, 2007, 01:53 AM   #61
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Thats the EXACT thoughts people had when the Transamerica pyrimid was Under construction! People thought it was ugly as hell and they thought it would be embaressing to add to their skyline! But look at it now!
well yea people thought the same thing about the world trade center and the sears tower but i think thoughs were amazing buildings as well but no matter what the chicago spire will look ugly to me leaste form what i see and im sure i will say the same thing when its built
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Old September 24th, 2007, 03:59 AM   #62
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World's Ugliest skyscrapers:
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Old September 25th, 2007, 09:29 AM   #63
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I'm agree with you. It's a horrible building.
Agreed. I like most of Calatrava's work, but the Chicago Spire is awful. The only thing captivating about it is the height. The Chicago Spire is not the ugliest in the world, but the sheer size of it will make it hard to miss. You don't want your largest building to be an eyesore. This is one instance where I'm thankful this project didn't land in Toronto. You've got tonnes of great buildings in Chicago, but this isn't one of them.
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Old September 25th, 2007, 11:53 AM   #64
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Oosterbaken, in a suburb of Rotterdam. I am not fond of buildings that are wider at the top than at the bottom. And I don't like that tacky tulip theme. From a distance, they look like swimming spermatozoids. Not the ugliest building in the world, but ugly enough to show here, imo.
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Old September 25th, 2007, 12:42 PM   #65
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Check out this beauty coming up in Mumbai:



Indian reporters believe this monstrosity will be a posh landmark. The tower is being built as the residence of an Indian billionaire.
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Old September 25th, 2007, 01:03 PM   #66
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Rakete / The Rockets - Zagreb


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I hate those buildings...so ugly
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Old September 25th, 2007, 01:34 PM   #67
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World's Ugliest skyscrapers:
Genex Tower -Belgrade:



Trellick Tower,
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The Genex-tower is awesome imo, it's just that these pictures aren't the best available of this building. I love the way this tower welcomes you to the city of Belgrade (It's also known as Zapadna Kapija, or the Western Gate). I can imagine why people think it's ugly, but I like it a lot more than all the new bright and shiny (America look-a-like) structures that are built all over Eastern Europe (and the rest of the world).
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Old September 25th, 2007, 03:08 PM   #68
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If these are your idea of ugly I would hate to see what you do like.

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Old September 25th, 2007, 03:34 PM   #69
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^ Why? I also think these ones are approaching to the term 'buttugly'. Well, perhaps not the ugliest of the entire universe, but ugly nevertheless. They shouldn't be demolished for now, but at least someone should renovate them.
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Old September 25th, 2007, 03:47 PM   #70
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I have to admit I am getting sick of twisty and "novelty" shaped buildings. Any building shaped like a sex toy is starting to get on my nerves- they are just so 2005. The Ministry of Interrogation so far is one of the contenders for the prize, but that hotel in North Korea nearly blinded me. The winner, hands down, has to be that monstrously ugly Elephant Building. Where the heck is the poor city that got stuck with that one?
Think it's in Bangkok...
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Old September 25th, 2007, 04:31 PM   #71
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genex is ugly...but it would look quite decent after some renovation...new color, new windows...maybe something with glass facade and voila...
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Old September 25th, 2007, 04:49 PM   #72
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Old September 25th, 2007, 04:59 PM   #73
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Trene building is the worse ive seen it in real life bsides maybe the famous walled city in Hong Kong that they just tore down.
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Old September 25th, 2007, 07:28 PM   #74
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genex is ugly...but it would look quite decent after some renovation...new color, new windows...maybe something with glass facade and voila...
That's exactly how so many good architecture is ruined. Maybe some renovation of the Genex-tower would be good, as for the towers in Zagreb. But I think a good cleaning will do. IMO it will take some more decades before this brutal kind of architecture gets the appreciation it deserves. Like Usce-tower; I know it was bombed and a renevation was necessary, but I liked it more the way it was. But I'm aware few people will agree with me...
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Old September 25th, 2007, 09:58 PM   #75
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I know what you mean. I once hated the one below (Medical Faculty, Rotterdam, 1969) but it has grown on me; now I would hate to see it 'renovated'.
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I can't see the picture for some reason, but I think you mean Erasmus MC. (I live in Rotterdam ) If you're talking about the white part of it, I totally agree. I've always hated it too, but it seems to get a little nicer every year. My only problem with it is that the huge complex as a whole is an obstacle between the residential areas an the park that surround it. Maybe they should rebuild in somewhere else
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Old September 25th, 2007, 11:39 PM   #77
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Man, they're really some top notch towers on this page. That thing in London, and the one in Belgrade look like the work of a six-year old playing with a Lego set.

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Old September 26th, 2007, 01:03 AM   #78
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I actually think this isn't that bad looking. Looks very solid
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Old September 26th, 2007, 07:36 PM   #79
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Indian reporters believe this monstrosity will be a posh landmark. The tower is being built as the residence of an Indian billionaire.


What a ghastly pile that is.
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I think the ugliest is that pyramid-shaped building in Pyongyang.
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