'Worst building in the history of mankind'

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  1. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    This is a building in Dallas...the image isn't very good, because it was taken by me on a moving bus. To me, it looks exactly like an old Compaq Presario desktop computer.

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  3. birch Valued Senior Member

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    it looks exactly like a tower case. lol
     
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    The Luxor in Vegas.
     
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  7. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Even the Sphinx there doesn't seem to believe his rotten luck in being stuck there.
     
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    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! i hate that buildting too!!!!!

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    but it wan't be too bad if they cut the upper half of it

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    with some toches to bring it back to life
     
  10. Shadow1 Valued Senior Member

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    just remove the statur and it would be fine

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    i saw some buildings, that can really make you cry! lol
     
  12. ScaryMonster I’m the whispered word. Valued Senior Member

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    Yep those are soul destroying buildings, but what I think we're looking for mostly are buildings were the designer had some grand vision which totally failed. It has to have the ability to entertain in its grossness. But I take your point about a culture that just doesn't give a shit.
     
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  14. Facial Valued Senior Member

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    All of the building's I've seen so far on this thread are quite beautiful.

    Especially the Ryugyong Hotel. When clad in glass, it will look even better.
     
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    There are some good ones on that site, but I didn't mention them because you can always find someone who likes a Frank Gehry, or other starchitect monstrosity.
     
  16. ScaryMonster I’m the whispered word. Valued Senior Member

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    I think it was Esquire magazine that dubbed the "Ryugyong Hotel" as the worst building in the history of mankind: The Esquire Mag article:

    "A picture doesn't lie -- the one-hundred-and-five-story Ryugyong Hotel is hideous, dominating the Pyongyang skyline like some twisted North Korean version of Cinderella's castle. Not that you would be able to tell from the official government photos of the North Korean capital -- the hotel is such an eyesore, the Communist regime routinely covers it up, airbrushing it to make it look like it's open -- or Photoshopping or cropping it out of pictures completely."

    http://www.esquire.com/the-side/DESIGN/hotel-of-doom-012808
     
  17. ScaryMonster I’m the whispered word. Valued Senior Member

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    Yep, this fortress like building might have its drawbacks but consider it this way, it an ideal structure in which to survive a zombie holocaust!:shrug:
     
  18. j.colfax Registered Member

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    lol. thanks for posting pictures. i was mildly entertained.

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  19. ScaryMonster I’m the whispered word. Valued Senior Member

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    Longaberger Home Office building in Newark, Ohio.

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    My God, all those people milling around the parking lot, they look just like ants.

    Elephant Building, Bangkok

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    I think this could have been the Enron headquarters except the E has tipped over. Actually its spot on for those bastards.
     
  20. chimpkin C'mon, get happy! Registered Senior Member

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    I actually like it, but can't help wondering what happens when a colossal Yogi Bear comes along...


    Enron's old building has this circular ped bridge connecting it to the buildings around it:

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    Remind you of a toilet seat much?
     
  21. chimpkin C'mon, get happy! Registered Senior Member

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    So I googled ugly buildings for kicks and giggles...wuck!

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    A Hong Kong tenement...

    But that's cheap housing, it can be excused for being a little ugly.

    There is, however, absolutely no excuse for...the Scottish Parliament building!

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    uke:
     
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    Here it is again, now almost finished:

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  23. Enmos Staff Member

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    Holy shit!
    And what's up with the.. um.. 'sticks'?
     

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