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Old June 30th, 2015, 01:05 PM   #4341
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I really think Marina Bay Sands is a gigantic eyesore.
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Old June 30th, 2015, 01:58 PM   #4342
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There truly are some surprises in this thread.

But I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

You're going to absolutely hate the mega Rafles City project in Chongqing.
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Old June 30th, 2015, 05:18 PM   #4343
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^ The raffles place kind of looks more majestic and I feel like I might like it more but I won't know until I see it.

I don't like the MBS because I think it looks very uncanny.
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Old June 30th, 2015, 06:48 PM   #4344
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Every skyscraper built in the 60's, 70's and 80's belongs in this thread.
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Old June 30th, 2015, 06:50 PM   #4345
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Albeit with a few exceptions.
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Old June 30th, 2015, 07:27 PM   #4346
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Every skyscraper built within the 60's, 70's and 80's belongs in this thread.
What a coincidence that just happens to be the time frame that is currently seen as 'dated'.
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Old July 3rd, 2015, 04:37 AM   #4347
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So sad Chicago Spire isn't happening, I adore that design
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Old August 19th, 2015, 02:37 AM   #4348
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Old August 30th, 2015, 10:58 PM   #4349
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Deutsche Bahn Zentrale in Frankfurt, built in 1993 (!)


pic: wikipedia
Maybe it's a Transformer! Or Nazi ROBOT!
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Old September 5th, 2015, 02:24 AM   #4350
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The suburbs of Nagasaki contain an impressive collection of sky-sores and ugly mid-rises.

1) http://www.japanvisitor.com/images/c...en-bosch-2.jpg
We can all agree that Amsterdam Centraal is a beautiful train station, right? Why not make a hotel out of it for our Dutch theme park? What is this you're saying about Centraal only being three stories?

2)
https://www.google.com/maps/@32.8052...7i13312!8i6656

Let's count what's wrong in this street view:

-Peace Park is the name of the atomic bomb memorial in Nagasaki. Peace Park is also the name of a chain of pachinko parlors (i.e. casinos) in Nagasaki. Someone is clearly using the atomic bombing for profit, which is not ugly so much as just crass.

-There is a traditional brick facade...and a modern parking garage on top of it.

-There are three separate pink buildings, including a hot-pink gas station and an eighties turd with green "columns" that float into thin air.

3) This. No explanation necessary.



4) A plastic church that is actually a shop.
https://www.google.com/maps/@32.8126...7i13312!8i6656

5) A plastic church that is actually residential.
https://www.google.com/maps/@32.8270...7i13312!8i6656

6) I'm sure the roofers made out like bandits on this one:
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Old February 21st, 2016, 04:29 AM   #4351
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Lugano I y II housing complex, on the suburbs of Buenos Aires:



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Old May 8th, 2016, 05:52 AM   #4352
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Thought I'd contribute some crap from Toronto:

Thorncliffe Park, a pile of brutalist suburban apartments:


A much newer pile of condos - so generic that it's not even worth mentioning their name


Regent Park
Quie substantial parts of this are being demolished but it remains to be seen if the replacement will be better
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Old May 8th, 2016, 02:32 PM   #4353
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I see nothing ugly, just some simple modernism for the most part. You might find it boring but it's not insulting, this designs don't scream for attention and truly ugly buildings are always loud and tacky.
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Old May 12th, 2016, 01:17 AM   #4354
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This is a very entertaining thread!
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Old May 15th, 2016, 06:48 PM   #4355
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Now after reading and seeing a few pages i want to join the discussion. As far as there is a discussion because beauty isn't an objective subject. O.k let's start with two icons. For me the second one has a 11 on a ranking 1 to 10 in terms of ugliness i give a 8 for the first one.
The Metlife Building in New York. Oh such a beauty...


And the famous Tuntex Sky Tower. It's like a nightmare, a big monstrosity and ugly in every way. Also it doesn't fit in any way into the surroundings.
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Old May 15th, 2016, 07:08 PM   #4356
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Old May 15th, 2016, 07:12 PM   #4357
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Lolthe dark coloured roof looks like a face
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Old May 16th, 2016, 05:45 PM   #4358
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I like the Metlife and Tuntex.

It's crap like the Sao Paulo building above that I despise.
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Old July 12th, 2016, 04:05 PM   #4359
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Sorry if this has one has been mentioned before, but it absolutely ruins the Lower Manhattan skyline. 375 Pearl Street.


They are luckily partially recladding it to make it less of an eyesore.
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Old July 12th, 2016, 04:23 PM   #4360
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Ya, Canada has it's share of ugly buildings and Vancouver Harbour Centre certainly ranks up there with the best of them.

What I think makes it particularly ghastly is that it is right by the and tall by Vancouver standards so it sticks out like a sore thumb, or should I say a sore thumb with a lot of bandages wrapped around the top.
I was there in December, had to put my 7 year old daughter on my shoulders as she couldn't see a thing, solid walls up to 4 feet then glass, The Architect have a lot to answer for, accept they never take any responsibility, just concept's with their names on it........Memorial to themselves, ok bitter pill swallowed..
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