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Old Posted Nov 11, 2006, 12:33 AM
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I happened across this odd fellow walking from Tokyo Tower to Roppongi.

That's a sweet building. The base of it makes for an odd combination, but cool none the less.
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Old Posted Nov 11, 2006, 4:11 AM
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Maybe not quite the ugliest building around, but this yawn inducing giant shoebox sits on a prominent location right on Rock Islands riverfront.

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Old Posted Nov 11, 2006, 5:01 AM
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LOL, that pimped out caprice is worse than the building.

shappy's was so bad...it made a purdy avatar.
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Old Posted Nov 11, 2006, 5:19 AM
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LOL, that pimped out caprice is worse than the building.
That's what I thought as I was taking the picture. It had a really bad airbrushed eagle on the trunk lid, too.
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Awesome picture! My new desktop!
^ Mine too

BTW, some of the buildings being posted lately don't seem in my mind to be the 'most shameful monstrosity' in your city, unless your cities are that unbelievably gorgeous. Like this one below, for example--certainly there are uglier buildings in town than this:

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Old Posted Nov 12, 2006, 2:55 AM
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I actually think a fair portion of the buildings shown here are pretty cool

The worst has to be that residential tower in Houston. It's pretty new, right? Unlike bad 70s brutalism, we can't even excuse it for espousing a certain design philosphy that was popular at the time. It looks like something that was thrown together quickly and cheaply. I can't imagine why they would want to put so few windows on it.
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Old Posted Nov 12, 2006, 3:10 AM
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Here is a real charmer in nearby Kingston, Ontario.
Princess towers is a legend. This building is so ugly it is almost great. Almost everything about it is wrong other than the fact that it has some retail at the base.
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Correction it's the AT&T building not the verizon building, it's on 10th avenue, the entire block between 53rd and 54th streets. This whole area is gentrifying really fast and this thing is in the way.
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Thumbs down Phoenix' Patriot's Square Park

Patriot's Square Park near the 0,0 point in Phoenix is a brick oven in the summer and an outdoor toilet for transients. Its futuristic design in the 1980's was cool for about 5 minutes. It is now thankfully going to be leveled and incorporated into a 1 billion $, three-block development called Cityscape, still as park space. It is a point of controversy locally, mostly between the architect who designed it and the rest of us who loathe it. It is surrounded by some beautiful historic buildings like the Luhrs Tower and old Phoenix City hall. These deserve something better, a park that hi-lites them instead of insults them.


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I've had several people tell me that this (the CN tower) in Edmonton is on of the ugliest buildings in the city. I personally never took the time to look at it (and still have not) but lets put it up for nomination anyway.
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Smile The wrecking crew is late...the wrecking crew is late...




Usually 'anything' designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe: Illinois
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photo by William Nowak, '99

I say the wrecking ball was late the day after this puke was opened!
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^ Wow, you're that guy who started the "I hate Mies" or whatever thread.

I am in awe of you. You are quite a quirk of nature indeed.
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Exclamation Mies, the Grim Reaper

Hmm, should I take that as a compliment? I do take it as a compliment, regardless! ChicagoShawn is going to beat me when he sees that pic post, someone save me, save me!! He adores Mies, the poor chap loves things that look as though they were designed by the Grim Reaper himself, could Mies be the Grim Reaper?

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^ Wow, you're that guy who started the "I hate Mies" or whatever thread.

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Old Posted Nov 13, 2006, 12:07 AM
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Wouldn't you think slaughterhouses to be designed by the Grim Reaper? I mean, calling Mies the Grim Reaper isn't very fitting, even for an insult.
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One building that has always blown me away with its pure nastiness is the provincial courthouse in London, Ontario



Vile, vile indeed. I feel like vomiting when I see this exemplar of ugliness.
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Old Posted Nov 13, 2006, 5:32 PM
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Here's a contender......it's the federal courthouse in Philly. A few years ago the bricks were falling off so the GSA spent gazillions to strip the entire facade and put up new bricks....one by one....exactly the way they were before. That is also when they added the limestone trim (someone thought it might help but it only made things worse). That thing in the front that looks like a brick beach house (2nd picture) is the new visitor's center for the Independence National Park. It's pretty ugly too. Talk about fashion victims.





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I'm loving this thread too!

I had to comment on this from page 3:

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Plaza Tower-New Orleans:





It was designed by a student of Frank Loyd Wright's, which makes everyone think its cool. I absolutely loathe that building and think it looks like an ugly air traffic control tower...

It's worse than a control tower. It's more like a...

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I've had several people tell me that this (the CN tower) in Edmonton is on of the ugliest buildings in the city. I personally never took the time to look at it (and still have not) but lets put it up for nomination anyway.

see it wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't so out of place. theres not much as far as tall buildings along 104 Avenue. and the CN Tower just sorta sits there so that it has to be looked at.

i used to walk close to it everyday/nite to and from work, and yeah, it is an ugly building. i do note though, the sign on the top is unique in its own sense. it kinda has that nostalgic late 1960's Trudeaumania Canada feel to it.
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2006, 4:29 AM
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WOW! Cool thread, I actually like some of the buildings here, but only in a older, urban setting.
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2006, 4:33 AM
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I'm loving this thread too!

I had to comment on this from page 3:




It's worse than a control tower. It's more like a...


well the main thing that really bothers me about it is how its off to the side by itself in the skyline. You have the N.O skyline, the Superdome, and then the Plaza tower edged just past that:

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