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Old Posted Apr 9, 2015, 5:06 PM
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The UGLIEST building in the world

Please, one nomination only, and one photograph only, per post.

For Canada, I nominate La Residence Soleil (Retirement complex), in beautiful downtown Laval, Quebec. I believe that this is not only the ugliest building in Canada, but perhaps, in the known universe. Look at it.


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In Houston is Probably the new Memorial City Hospital. Its really ugly and the space they built this on is much smaller than what it looks like in the picture.



Its only saving grace is that it has cool LED's on it and other buildings in the area have adopted them as well. Looks cool at night.
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I drove out of my way in Louisville just to see that Kaden Tower. Was not disappointed!

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In Houston is Probably the new Memorial City Hospital. Its really ugly and the space they built this on is much smaller than what it looks like in the picture.



Its only saving grace is that it has cool LED's on it and other buildings in the area have adopted them as well. Looks cool at night.
That artist's rendition makes the building look better than it does in reality. The off center spire is horrible though the history behind it is pretty neat. It is a replica of the engagement ring given by the man who owns Metro National (land under everything that has the blue LED lighting to his wife.
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I drove out of my way in Louisville just to see that Kaden Tower. Was not disappointed!



That artist's rendition makes the building look better than it does in reality. The off center spire is horrible though the history behind it is pretty neat. It is a replica of the engagement ring given by the man who owns Metro National (land under everything that has the blue LED lighting to his wife.
I was just reading an article about the most advanced hospitals in the world and I am pretty sure that this one made the list. It is kind of ugly though.
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I drove out of my way in Louisville just to see that Kaden Tower. Was not disappointed!



That artist's rendition makes the building look better than it does in reality. The off center spire is horrible though the history behind it is pretty neat. It is a replica of the engagement ring given by the man who owns Metro National (land under everything that has the blue LED lighting to his wife.
What is that giant crown on the top for? Seems a bit extravagant for a hospital.
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What is that giant crown on the top for? Seems a bit extravagant for a hospital.
It's the hospital's professional buildings; all doctors' offices and the crown is administrative offices and the owners' offices (i think). The hospital itself is behind the tower.
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In Houston is Probably the new Memorial City Hospital. Its really ugly and the space they built this on is much smaller than what it looks like in the picture.



Its only saving grace is that it has cool LED's on it and other buildings in the area have adopted them as well. Looks cool at night.
my son was born there in 98...ugly crown on square building...memorial and old town & country are boomin now
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Agreed. Wholly mother of gawd, that is absolutely wretched.
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That looks like something a 6 year old would build with a bunch of legos.
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Source: https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7032/6...5f5bab9d78.jpg

This is pretty ugly. It's San Diego's tallest building, (it just lies on its side) covers across a couple city blocks, with the Trolley cutting through it on C St.

I think its going to be demolished soon.

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In Troy Michigan it has to be the Delphi World Headquarters. I see it every day and every day it makes me think of a postmodern Noah's Ark. It looks even worse somehow from the opposite (highway) side without the main entrance.

[IMG]DelphiHQ_TroyMich by Hawkeye142, on Flickr[/IMG]

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We've entered a post-modern age for quite a while already anyway. Since the 80s, I guess. Post-war brutalism and minimalism are having a hard time. My taste is diverse, I can appreciate things of various styles so long as it seems to be some fair quality to me. But as I'm used to saying now, French post-modernism is causing a little harm to the art of design over Paris in my opinion. Here's an example of what I really don't like seeing too much over here, in Issy-les-Moulineaux.


http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Issy-les-Moulineaux

Bad bad taste. Kind of stuff that tried to mimic the local traditional fabric, but in cheaper materials. I give it zero chance to age well. It's a waste of room to me, amongst the worst things developed at the moment.
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^While I'm not a fan of imitating older styles, I don't find that building terribly ugly.
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This is pretty ugly. It's San Diego's tallest building, (it just lies on its side) covers across a couple city blocks, with the Trolley cutting through it on C St.
Unlike the others, at least this one had the decency to lie down and play dead

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You mean this isn't that big mall in Dubai with the indoor ski hill? Why the hell would someone build a big indoor ski hill in Joisey 20 miles from actual skiing?
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It's certainly hard to understand what design principles were in play.
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It's certainly hard to understand what design principles were in play.
The "lets make a lot of money off people with bad taste" principle. I crops up a lot in the suburbs.
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it is so bad...it's obad
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