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Old August 8th, 2012, 01:36 AM   #81
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Grand Lisboa is uglier up close than it is from far away, if that's even possible.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 01:51 AM   #82
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You DON`T KNOW NOTHING, I MEAN NOTHING, CERO, NONE,NADAAAAA About architecture , Ok your post it is a TOTAL INSULT- to skyscraper world history.

Ok guys this Nomination start bad since. first of all their should be several "categories" just as in the oscar.

Ugliest skyscraper divided by:

-Modern or Recently build -ugliest. (here buildings which a lot of money was invested in just a horrible shape - for example lisboa hotel or the elephant or that wanna-be big ben in dubai)

-Ugliest from the past (30 yrs or older)

-Cheap buildings. buldings who where never intended to be build for being a "luxury office" or a city icon, but just a big apparment complex still the cheap investment, ugly arquitecture combined with null maintainance equals a horrible eye sore, for example those apaprtments in sao paulo or the building in milan.
Glad to see I'm not the only one here who disagrees with people's opinions but hey jetmty, there's no point arguing over it, the guy clearly hasn't been to any cities in the world and people insulting the Gherkin here are I think just a bit jealous, so honestly we have nothing to worry about? I mean the Chrysler and Gherkin have both won NUMEROUS architecture awards because of their beauty, honestly don't let some rogue get us down
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Old August 8th, 2012, 01:56 AM   #83
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I was pretty close to nominate the *****-connection
Although they are ugly, they are to clean and short to be "spectacular-ugly" like my nominations and the cladding is okay
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SO nominates Shard and Axe? That was quite unexpected

i highly doubt that sir norman foster and ranzo piano would give a shit about what some of you trolls think.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 02:20 AM   #84
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1. Ambani's Antilla. Mumbai



3. Al Yaqoub Tower, Dubai



2. Mirante do Vale, Brazil
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Old August 8th, 2012, 02:47 AM   #85
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Tour Montparnasse, Paris


Portofino Tower, Miami


Revolution Tower, Panama
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Old August 8th, 2012, 02:56 AM   #86
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I suspect that the mods will know which responses to weed out.

MetLife Building. New York City, USA: Bland wall that is absurdly overbearing on the skyline.
Torre Agbar. Barcelona, Spain: The phallic nature of it, combined with a lack of similar architecture, or even just some tall buildings nearby, make it stick out like a sore thumb.
Tours Aillaud. Paris, France: I... don't really even know what to think of it, but none of the conflicting thoughts are of the positive sort.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 05:42 AM   #87
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I suspect that the mods will know which responses to weed out.

MetLife Building. New York City, USA: Bland wall that is absurdly overbearing on the skyline.
Torre Agbar. Barcelona, Spain: The phallic nature of it, combined with a lack of similar architecture, or even just some tall buildings nearby, make it stick out like a sore thumb.
Tours Aillaud. Paris, France: I... don't really even know what to think of it, but none of the conflicting thoughts are of the positive sort.
I do not really like the MetLife, but i hope see this building renovated (retrofit) in the future

My New York ugliest:

Carnegie Hall Building. When I saw, I thought of a building built circa 1940-50, but it was built in 1991

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Old August 8th, 2012, 08:10 AM   #88
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You DON`T KNOW NOTHING, I MEAN NOTHING, CERO, NONE,NADAAAAA About architecture , Ok your post it is a TOTAL INSULT- to skyscraper world history.
Please take a chillpill... Beauty is a matter of personal opinion, not about scientific facts.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 08:27 AM   #89
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Torre Agbar, Barcelona, Spain
This building looks like a used tampon. Eww
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Old August 8th, 2012, 10:05 AM   #90
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Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang



Trellick Tower, London (although now an icon and would never want to see it go!)



Torre Velasca, Milan

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Old August 8th, 2012, 01:23 PM   #91
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I'm surpised no one has mentioned the Verizon Building(375 Pearl Street) yet, considering how much hate it gets. Although i think most of the extra hate for it comes from it being at such a great location.

Also damn that Grand Lisboa thing is hideous.

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Old August 8th, 2012, 01:23 PM   #92
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My top 3 ugliest buildings are:

1, The Ryugyong Hotel (The Slaughterhotel in Pyongyang



2, The Acelor Mittal Orbit Tower in London



3, The Al Yaqoub Tower in Dubai (The third tower in the pic below

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Old August 8th, 2012, 02:53 PM   #93
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If you guys think the Torre Agbar is phallic, what till you've seen the Ypsilanti Water Tower in Michigan!



It's been nicknamed the "brick dick"
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Old August 8th, 2012, 03:29 PM   #94
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So many buildings that deserve to be nominated for this one! Here's my three nominations:
1 Beirut Trade Center, Beirut


2 King William Tower, Adelaide


3 Aon Center, Chicago


A few other honarable mentions!
NITEL Building, Lagos
Chang-Gu World Trade Center, Kaohsiung
Eurosky, Rome
Torre de Madrid, Madrid
Wakefield House, Adelaide
Stamford Plaza Adelaide, Adelaide
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Old August 8th, 2012, 03:57 PM   #95
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1. Mukesh Ambani's new Residence Tower, Mumbai-India
2. Mukesh Ambani's new Residence Tower, Mumbai-India
3. Mukesh Ambani's new Residence Tower, Mumbai-India

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Old August 8th, 2012, 04:04 PM   #96
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You can say what you want, but nothing is uglier:

375 Pearl Street (Verizon Building), New York
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Old August 8th, 2012, 04:13 PM   #97
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ls torre velazca es una buena patada en los genitales
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Old August 8th, 2012, 04:29 PM   #98
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Casablanca - Sofitel Tour Blanche



Lyon - Crédit Lyonnais



Mecca - Abraj Al Bait

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Old August 8th, 2012, 07:08 PM   #99
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the thing is the majority of people have the same opinions and perceptions as i have.
A fine specimen of pensée unique and argumentum ad populum! It could be used to prove that nobody should dislike Shakira's music, either. "She is perhaps the most iconic singer in the world and she is also a symbol of the powerful mainstream music industry!".

As far as trolling is concerned, I believe that trying to impose your own taste on architecture seems much closer to the definition than freely casting whatsoever nominations, as bewildering as they may be to some.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 09:34 PM   #100
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Marina Bay Sands, Singapore



Flame Towers, Baku


Abraj Al Bait, Mecca

This tower can only be seen as vandalism to the nearby mosque.
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