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Ugly modern architecture

Post a hideous building from the last 10-20 years.

Here's the Grand Lisboa casino in Macao.

by Anonymousreply 6006/24/2013


by Anonymousreply 107/27/2010

Nobody ever knows how to link through Google Image Search.

Here, for R1:

by Anonymousreply 207/27/2010

30 St Mary Ax aka the Gherkin aka London's Dong

by Anonymousreply 307/27/2010

i actually like R2's pic!

by Anonymousreply 407/27/2010

Yes, anything/everything by Gehry; and I'd add anything by Daniel Libeskind as well.

by Anonymousreply 507/27/2010

Is that Libeskind picture real or Photoshop?

It is currently just a hole in the ground, but if they ever manage to build the Chicago Spire, aka Chicago's Dong, we might have a new winner.

by Anonymousreply 607/27/2010

R6: It's a presentation rendering of an unexecuted (I hope) design. It looks like the drunken soap bar whittling of a prisoner or a sailor too long at sea, dreaming of the next Chinese turn at hosting the Olympics.

by Anonymousreply 707/27/2010

I actually like OP's casino building but only because it's a casino and that's precisely what the design suggests -- like a gushing oil well of easy riches.

by Anonymousreply 807/27/2010

Geary, with all the meringue he puts on buildings, can't compare with the elegant lines of pervious eras.

by Anonymousreply 907/27/2010

the miniskirt and the underpants

by Anonymousreply 1004/16/2013

Londons Mittel Orbit Structure:

Nothing else even comes close........

by Anonymousreply 1104/16/2013

This Gwathmey Siegel architectural abomination, finished circa 2005, litters NYC's Astor Place and does *shame* to the gracious 19th-century Cooper Union building across the street.

by Anonymousreply 1204/16/2013

R11, I'm afraid you're wrong.

by Anonymousreply 1304/16/2013

I'm with r11; that is bloody awful.

by Anonymousreply 1404/16/2013

The new DeYoung Museum of Art in San Francisco looks like a post-nuclear bunker out of Mad Max. You can't see it in the picture, but the tower is actually twisted and skewed, and is an OFFENSE TO THE EYE in person.

by Anonymousreply 1504/16/2013

this one is on my street and I like it!

by Anonymousreply 1604/16/2013

R16, that's *hideous*. You win. (And thanks for reminding me that Liebeskind is the single WORST major architect to emerge during the past 20 years.)

by Anonymousreply 1704/16/2013

Sorry boys, but at least your abominations have interesting, creative shapes.

This pile of architectural vomit was finally demolished last year.

by Anonymousreply 1804/16/2013

Didn't somebody on DL post a story about the Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea? That thing is hideous.

by Anonymousreply 1904/16/2013

wow, that is like something out of a horror movie about an evil empire!

by Anonymousreply 2004/16/2013

R18, I really don't think that building is that bad. It's pretty standard '60s architecture.

by Anonymousreply 2104/16/2013

Definitely a contender.

by Anonymousreply 2204/16/2013

I can't find a photo of it, but how about Fort Book on the campus of the University of Toronto. A monstrosity that'll last for 1,000 years.

by Anonymousreply 2304/16/2013

oh, that's pretty gross, R22 - where is it?

by Anonymousreply 2404/16/2013

Is this it, R23? It is ugly.

by Anonymousreply 2504/16/2013

[R21] I agree. Here is an article on the demise of the hotel.

by Anonymousreply 2604/16/2013

subway token

by Anonymousreply 2704/16/2013

OMG, R27. Where is that monstrosity? Can you imagine looking out your window and seeing that on a daily basis?

by Anonymousreply 2804/16/2013

Deutsches Historisches Museum (I.M. Pei | 2003)

by Anonymousreply 2904/16/2013

not a fan at all of this one

by Anonymousreply 3004/16/2013

I think that Tac Jar Hotel, when it was blue in the 1950s, looked kinda nice. Nobody has topped the Mittal Tower in London yet.

by Anonymousreply 3104/17/2013

This monstrosity in downtown Pixburgh. It's so big and ugly it's almost impossible to get it in one photo and show any detail.

by Anonymousreply 3204/17/2013

I wish everyone would post the locations.

by Anonymousreply 3304/17/2013

R33, the one I posted, R32, is the PPG (Pittsburgh Plate Glass) Place in Pittsburgh, PA.

by Anonymousreply 3404/17/2013

Greater Columbus Convention Center

by Anonymousreply 3504/17/2013

Wow, R35. That is phenomenally ugly. That is where ugly goes to whoop it up.

by Anonymousreply 3604/17/2013

The Harold Washington Library is so grotesque and insane that I actually like it.

by Anonymousreply 3704/17/2013

This one doesn't need to worry about an earthquake.

by Anonymousreply 3804/17/2013

Whatever is holding up Madonna's face.

by Anonymousreply 3904/17/2013

R38, that feels a little Bilbao Guggenheim (which I don't think is ugly, but here it is anyway).

by Anonymousreply 4004/17/2013

R19 Why does Pyongyang need such a large hotel? I can't imagine they get too many visitors.

by Anonymousreply 4104/17/2013

R39 So funny I forgot to laugh.

by Anonymousreply 4204/17/2013

R38, I rather like that one.

by Anonymousreply 4304/17/2013

R43, I kind of like it, too.

by Anonymousreply 4404/17/2013

If you like R38 you have no taste.

by Anonymousreply 4504/17/2013

Don't try to apply logic to North Korea, R41.

by Anonymousreply 4604/17/2013

That monstrous hotel in Pyongyang has frequently been called "The Mordor Hilton".

by Anonymousreply 4704/17/2013

I hate to say it, but the new Dallas Science and Nature Museum is fucking ugly. Every time we went by it, we thought it was just under construction. No, it's really this ugly.

by Anonymousreply 4804/17/2013

Let me try that again.

by Anonymousreply 4904/17/2013

I actually like the design of the Perot Museum, R48. It's the Winspear Opera House that is the new(ish) monstrosity in Dallas.

by Anonymousreply 5004/17/2013

Believe it or not, this is a high school. Your tax dollars at work!

by Anonymousreply 5104/17/2013

While I don't love the outside of the Winspear, the inside is beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 5204/17/2013

The DeYoung is amazingly bad, how did that design get approved. The old Mission-style building in it's original state was much better. SF is stuck with that DeYoung until the next big one which one can hope will do enough damage to it so there's an excuse to demolish it.

by Anonymousreply 5304/17/2013

The Freedom Tower is pretty heinous.

by Anonymousreply 5404/17/2013

The Caltrans District 7 Headquarters in Los Angeles. Ugly gun-metal gray behemoth, nicknamed "The Death Star" by locals.

by Anonymousreply 5504/17/2013

The sprawling $250 million Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in Los Angeles, nicknamed "Taj Mahony" or "Rog Mahal" after Archbishop Roger Mahony.

by Anonymousreply 5604/17/2013

Heh heh, R51, I also have a "Death Star" nearby, it's the Social Sciences building on the U.C. Davis campus.

The inside is worse.

by Anonymousreply 5704/17/2013

R51, where is that high school located?

by Anonymousreply 5804/18/2013

R58, the school in R51 is the Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual & Performing Arts in Los Angeles, directly across the 101 Fwy from cathedral in R56.

by Anonymousreply 5904/18/2013

This one takes the cake. It discragraces the entire Muslim world with it's hideous cheesy immitation of Big Ben with more cheesy cartoonish arabic written on it, is made out of material that will look like crap in 20 years, and could not look more out of place with it's surroundings than any structure on Earth.

by Anonymousreply 6006/24/2013
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