25 UGLIEST BUILDINGS IN The World That You Have To See To BELIEVE
Harold Washington Library, Chicago, Illinois
Located south of the Loop ‘L’, at 400 S. State Street in Chicago, Illinois, the Harold Washington Library is a weird mixture of Neoclassical features and glass-and-steel Mannerism.
Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang, North Korea
An unfinished 105-story pyramid-shaped skyscraper, the Ryugyong Hotel is a pathetic, concrete memento of former North Korea´s government´s ambitions to build the world´s tallest hotel.
Completed in 1997, the Elephant Building in Bangkok is one of the most iconic features of the city but it also ranks among the ugliest structures in the world. It is supposed to resemble an elephant but… can you really see it here?
Zizkov Television Tower, Prague, Czech Republic
The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague is full of amazing architectural jewels but the Zizkov Television Tower is definitely not one of them. Yes, those little things are sculptures of babies crawling up the tower.
Bolwoningen Complex, Den Bosch, Netherlands
This creepy bubble-like complex was built as experimental houses in the Dutch town of Den Bosch, the hometown of Hieronymus Bosch, the 15th-century painter known for his nightmarish paintings. Makes sense.
Aldar Headquarters Building, Abu Dhabi
Located in Al Raha, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, this unusually shaped structure is the first circular building of its kind in the Middle East but its attractiveness is, to put it mildly, debatable.
Kaden Tower, Louisville, Kentucky
In spite of the intricate detail and effort put into decorating this building in downtown Louisville, it hasn’t stopped it from consistently being rated as one of the ugliest buildings in the world.
Mirador Building, Madrid, Spain
This bizarre building was designed with the aim “to break the excessive uniformity”. Obviously, it met this goal but we think it broke much more than just uniformity.
National Library of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus
Located in Belarus´ capital Minsk, the National Library of Belarus has the shape of a rhombicuboctahedron. Yes, a rhombicuboctahedron.
Landmark Theatre, Devon, England
No, these are not nuclear reactors, nor it is a giant bra sculpture. It is the Landmark Theatre in Devon, Southern England.