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Old February 15th, 2008, 03:05 AM   #321
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^ if they changed the facade entirely to some other glass color like light blue and than built skyscrapers all around that area (which will never happen), THAN, it would look good
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Old February 15th, 2008, 03:40 AM   #322
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It's interesting that most of the ugly skyscrapers that are placed here are from the postwar era yet hardly any from the prewar era.
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 09:17 PM   #323
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Although this is not a skyscraper, but definitely the ugliest building I've ever saw!
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Old February 24th, 2008, 05:59 AM   #324
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What and where is it?
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Old February 24th, 2008, 12:14 PM   #325
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What and where is it?
It's a national public library in Minsk, Belarus.
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Old February 24th, 2008, 12:32 PM   #326
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it's kitchy but quite interesting
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Old February 24th, 2008, 09:38 PM   #327
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im suprized that knowone added the AT&T Long Lines Building and It is often described as one of the most secure buildings in America, and was designed to be self-sufficient and protected from nuclear fallout for up to two weeks after a nuclear blast

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Old February 25th, 2008, 01:32 AM   #328
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It protects what?
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Old February 27th, 2008, 03:44 PM   #329
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If you want to see ugly buildings, just go in Dubai. Few are amazing but most of them are freaking me out.


We also have some ugly buildings in Paris (north east).


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Old February 27th, 2008, 03:47 PM   #330
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It protects what?
phone centrals
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Old February 27th, 2008, 09:33 PM   #331
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like if godforbid someone blew up new york city that building can protect people inside it from a nuclear attack for up to two weeks its pretty much a huge ugly bomb shellter
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Old February 28th, 2008, 10:18 AM   #332
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OMG, Im still laughing at that elephant building, lmao
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Old February 29th, 2008, 12:14 AM   #333
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Are there any prewar skyscrapers that are ugly or is it just the postwar ones?
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Old March 4th, 2008, 10:54 AM   #334
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This is the one of the ugliest buildings in Utrecht. It's called the Neudeflat, used by city administration. The only funny thing is that they put Miffy-ears on top of it. (source Panoramio):



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Old March 4th, 2008, 11:29 AM   #335
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This is the one of the ugliest buildings in Utrecht. It's called the Neudeflat, used by city administration. The only funny thing is that they put Miffy-ears on top of it. (source Panoramio):



This is a great building! It has some nice detail and obviously has some design thought invested into it.
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Old March 4th, 2008, 11:39 AM   #336
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Universo building, Bratislava.




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Old March 4th, 2008, 02:13 PM   #337
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That's not too bad. I've seen buildings like that in the inner districts of Australian cities, with apartments in them being quite expensive. They're hideous, but the middle classes seem to like them.
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Old March 6th, 2008, 06:27 PM   #339
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The Prudential Building reminds me of great times in college. However I think it is a boring box eyesore with a cheese grater surface and bad font. The top is littered with antennae.
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The old Pan Am (now MetLife Building in NY is atrocious)
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I am probably one of the few that thinks the Trans America is hideous.


I love the arts building in Sao Paulo by the way....nothing ugly about it.
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Old March 6th, 2008, 06:30 PM   #340
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The Prudential Building has a lot of character. I like how the uppermost floors are separated and recessed from the rest of the building.
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