WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Beauty is in the eye of...no one? | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

Museums, municipal buildings, and public arts projects are among the world's ugliest buildings. How many have you seen? And do you think they're ugly too?


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Museums, municipal buildings, and public arts projects are among the world's ugliest buildings. How many have you seen? And do you think they're ugly too?
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WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Beauty is in the eye of…no one?

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Beauty is in the eye of...no one? | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

(Photo credit: Preservation Wayne)
(Photo credit: Preservation Wayne)

Last month (December 2008), the Web site Virtual Tourist named its 10 ugliest buildings in the world—based on the opinions of travel experts at the site. General Manager Giampiero Ambrosi shared his thoughts about the selections: “Some of these picks have all the charm of a bag of nails, while others are just jaw-dropping in their complexity. Love them or hate them, the list is certainly entertaining.”

Here is the list:
1. Boston City Hall, Boston, MA (pictured above)
2. Montparnasse Tower, Paris, France
3. LuckyShoe Monument, Tuuri, Finland
4. Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool, England
5. Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York City, NY
6. Torres de Colon, Madrid, Spain
7. Liechtenstein Museum of Fine Arts, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
8. Scottish Parliament Building, Edinburgh, Scotland
9. Birmingham Central Library, Birmingham, England
10. Peter the Great Statue, Moscow, Russia

How many of these eyesores have you seen? Or do you have your own suggestions to add to this list? Send your comments and photos to [email protected] and we’ll create our own list of “Dishonorable” Mentions.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. FBI building, Washington, DC. Much more hideous, not to mention ominous, than Boston City Hall.

    The Department of Energy is also really ugly.

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