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Old Posted Feb 25, 2009, 7:10 AM
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A couple of years ago this shopping mall was voted the ugliest building in the UK.

You can see the full chamber of horrors at:

http://www.glasgowarchitecture.co.uk...tre_photos.htm



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Old Posted Mar 6, 2009, 10:26 PM
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^ that is the weirdest looking building. Did they just randomly attach new parts? What is the floating level for?
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2009, 11:29 PM
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It started life in the 60s as a concrete megastructure.



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http://www.open2.net/modernity/3_10.htm


The idea was that it would sit above a main road, so people could drive to the shopping centre and then walk around the shops without having to worry about traffic. I believe the floating structure was orignally intended for 'executive' apartments.

Over the years, a few half-hearted attempts were made to make it more friendly - for example the floating level was painted black and white and some parts have been demolished - but the overall effect was to make it even more disjointed.

Other efforts to spruce up the building (the pictures below were taken from the opposite end) have hardly been more successful.

I guess the moral is, if you're going for brutalism, don't do it by halves!


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Has no one yet mentioned the "crack stacks" or the "ghetto in the sky" in Minneapolis? Despite Minneapolis's beautiful skyline, these somehow managed to get built:



http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/3...plaza02eg9.jpg

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/keilh001/arc...s/IMG_1919.JPG

(sorry, I haven't tried posting photos yet, and I don't have the time to learn how to do it right now)
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Bad photo. Ugly building. This pile of faux Bavarian vomit sits next to I-74 in Bettendorf and greets people coming into the Quad Cities.
If the photo was more clear you could bask in it's hideousness like I do every day.

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Bad photo. Ugly building. This pile of faux Bavarian vomit sits next to I-74 in Bettendorf and greets people coming into the Quad Cities.
If the photo was more clear you could bask in it's hideousness like I do every day.


why cant this faux sh¡t be a faux pas in our society?

here lies the problem with brutalism: most people typically need a half-way decent art education to appreciate it for what it is, and lets face it, most of us are not getting it (at least in usa).
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The only reason I hate this building and it's ugly to me is because it replaced this

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Tour Montparnasse is an abomination, only because it utterly does not fit into the surrounding urban fabric. I visited this summer past...great view from the top, but fugly one from the bottom.
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