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Old July 21st, 2012, 10:50 PM   #3041
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I've read many online blogs from non-Americans who have visited North Korea, and most of them just acted as if it was merely 'below average' compared to other countries. Of course, nobody is fully sure, since they don't live there, but it wasn't like say, Somalia, or anything. One of the European bloggers even said he refuses to visit N. Korea again unless he can stay in the Ryugyong.
Americans, on the other hand, make lists like those.

Considering like 80% of the votes were from when it was incomplete, I'm not surprised. Even I would have voted it 3 or less when it was unfinished.
I think it also has one of the greatest '10/10 vs ≤ 3/10' ratio in the entire talls section as well

You are one of the few people who has given good reasons as to why you don't like the design, which is totally fine with me. But if I ask anybody else, they mention it's ugly because it was 'abandoned for 16 years' or 'because it's in a failure of a country' which I think is totally unfair

The most similar building to the Ryugyong is the Russia Tower in terms of design and dominating size, so why, exactly, do people not hate it? I've seen nothing but praise for it...

My point summed up, I think it is wrong for a building to be judged by its background, like Americans are doing to the Ryugyong.
I agree with you that a building should not be judged based on the country it is built in. All buildings should be judged fairly

However I disagree with you that North Korea is just below average. It's the most hellish and evil place on the planet. I don't trust tourists who have visited the country. Tourists are shown only what the government wants them to see. People who I do believe are refugees who have escaped the country and those tell bone chilling stories about endless torture, abuse, starvation and random executions. If you're interested in this country I would recommend you googling information from escaped Yodok prisoners. Those are people who truly lived in that country and who felt its brutality on their own skin
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Old July 21st, 2012, 11:47 PM   #3042
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You have a point, and I commend you for it. But I think Somalia and some parts of the middle East and Africa are worse. Still, N Korea is pretty brutal.

Anyway,
There really aren't any more ugly buildings that haven't been posted here before...
I don't know,this..?
[img]http://************/5u48r9[/img]

Or that weird Lloyd's building in London....

Or 54 Lombard street in London?

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Old July 22nd, 2012, 12:18 AM   #3043
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Oh my god, look at this:
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Old July 22nd, 2012, 06:54 PM   #3044
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i think this is a church!
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Old July 22nd, 2012, 08:12 PM   #3045
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ROFL, it looks like a NPP cooling tower
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Old July 22nd, 2012, 09:37 PM   #3046
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Oh my god, look at this:
look inside this church
I think it's not so ugly...
how about?

http://riodejaneiroviajes.com/catedr...e-janeiro/130/
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Old July 22nd, 2012, 09:46 PM   #3047
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It's ugly on the outside.
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Old July 22nd, 2012, 09:52 PM   #3048
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I know this is not skyscraper, but I just had to post this hideous thing...
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Old July 22nd, 2012, 09:52 PM   #3049
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look inside this church
I think it's not so ugly...
how about?

http://riodejaneiroviajes.com/catedr...e-janeiro/130/
The inside looks actually pretty good



Btw, how is this building called and where is it?
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Old July 22nd, 2012, 10:16 PM   #3050
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Btw, how is this building called and where is it?
It's the ArcelorMittal Tower, for the Olympic Games of London ! It is supposed to compete the Eiffel Tower( There is always a mini-war between Paris and London, there is only to go to see on the threads of London and Paris!)! But I think that it is missed because the majority of people do not like this tower :/
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Old July 22nd, 2012, 10:30 PM   #3051
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I just found this thing in Mostar. So what style is it? An organic vertical slum?
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It's the ArcelorMittal Tower, for the Olympic Games of London ! It is supposed to compete the Eiffel Tower( There is always a mini-war between Paris and London, there is only to go to see on the threads of London and Paris!)! But I think that it is missed because the majority of people do not like this tower :/
I really do not like it too.. but maybe in 100 years it will have the same "destiny" of the eiffel tower, so much hated when it was built
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Old July 22nd, 2012, 10:33 PM   #3053
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It's the ArcelorMittal Tower, for the Olympic Games of London ! It is supposed to compete the Eiffel Tower( There is always a mini-war between Paris and London, there is only to go to see on the threads of London and Paris!)! But I think that it is missed because the majority of people do not like this tower :/
Thanks for the info

I'm no real fan of the Eiffel Tower but this english Olympic monstrosity is hideous. I will say what I always say when ugly buildings try to claim fame from beautiful buildings. Comparing this abomination to the Eiffel Tower is like comparing a Prypiat Burer to Bonnie Wright


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Old July 22nd, 2012, 10:33 PM   #3054
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Is this a prison?
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I really do not like it too.. but maybe in 100 years it will have the same "destiny" of the eiffel tower, so much hated when it was built
Regrettably I believe that it is missed... Because the Eiffel Tower was detesté BEFORE its construction. But once on "feet" (if I may say), people were plutot fascinated (because it was then the highest building of the world I believe).
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Is this a prison?
Apartment building in Africa, I believe.
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BTW you guys like that volcano-structure I posted?

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Old July 22nd, 2012, 11:47 PM   #3059
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Yuck, this building in Groningen is disgusting.
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