thatguyoverthere70: What's the story behind that building? I can't imagine what it looks like from the inside, who designed it, and why they would have ever thought it was a good idea.
SilentStrider: what_now: This list fails without Boston City Hall.having seen it a couple times, I didn't think it was that ugly. But then I don't live there, so I don't have to see it that often.
Lionel Mandrake: I wouldn't talk, Britain...[britlitwiki.wikispaces.com image 270x360]
Fubegra: Hmmm... let's put anything by Frank Gehry on the list. Honestly, WTF is it with him and his scrapyard concoctions?HopScotchNSoda: For all of our gorgeous and impressive architecture, [Chicago] has some monstrosities (Citicorp Centre, the AT&T building across Madison from Citicorp, the Thompson Centre, the Dunne Building, the Metropolitan Detention Centre, that nasty little building at Dearborn & Wacker, the Randolph side of the Gehry-designed Pritzker Band Shell ...)Preach on! To me it seems like "modern" architects are in a competition to out-ugly one another.
Znuh: The aforementioned hospital at SUNY SB:
HopScotchNSoda: Lionel Mandrake: I wouldn't talk, Britain...[britlitwiki.wikispaces.com image 270x360]The Gerkin is a massive improvement over what went up in London in the 1970s.
Znuh: The aforementioned hospital at SUNY SB:[farm1.staticflickr.com image 640x480]
Lionel Mandrake: Is this an improvement?[wwwdelivery.superstock.com image 350x263]Thank God I was in London after the 70s and before the Gherkin and the Mil. Dome!!
1000 Ways to Dye: 1000 Ways to Dye: Your_Huckleberry: The formally Dollar Money Tree Store Pyramid looks kinda cool when lit right, especially next to the bridge.FTFY.Ahem... FTFM.
dallylamma: The Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton
goatleggedfellow: Geisel Library is a beautiful building. Brutal, but still beautiful.And a brilliant fortress concept.BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.................................[i29.photobucket.com image 600x206]
wildcardjack: AT&T's central office should get a pass. It's supposed to be hardened so telecommunications still work if shiat hits the fan. Of course, that standard was from the 1950's, I doubt it's EMP hardened./Lots of cities still have hardened central offices//It's where all the wires have been routed to and there's inertia.
Znuh: Wander around SUNY Stonybrook in Long Island.You'll want to kill yourself in .05 seconds.Check out the nearby hospital for extra Brutalist win.
Ed Grubermann: Now That's What I Call a Taco!: You could do an entire list like this of just buildings from college campuses./Like Wescoe Hall at KUSan Joaquin Community College in Stockton, CA, is hideous. It was designed after the college riots of the 1960's to be riot-proof. All of the public spaces are broken up into tiny courtyards. There are lmost no internal hallways, which means all classrooms open directly outside. Which is great for the power bill and for catching colds in the hot weather.
Paris1127: I can understand wanting to build more seats for Soldier Field, but couldn't they have built a structure that didn't look like a UFO crashed onto the shore of Lake Michigan?
rmcooper4: ...When set against each other, it's amazing to see what "fits" and what does not. In the article there are a lot of buildings that on their own look fine, but fit awkwardly within the context of their surroundings and, particularly with more modernist structures, are out of scale with humans and surrounding buildings.[farm7.staticflickr.com image 500x332]/hot
HopScotchNSoda: Lionel Mandrake: Is this an improvement?[photo of the O2 (formerly known as the Millennium Dome)]Thank God I was in London after the 70s and before the Gherkin and the Mil. Dome!!Not a masterpiece, but is it an improvement over the Greenwich Gasworks that occupied that site before it? Yes, a hundred times yes.[aerial view of former Greenwich Gasworks, largely razed]
Paris1127: I don't consider this building particularly ugly, but I do think it should've been built elsewhere.
Paris1127: Pourquoi? Pourquoi là?
Dwight_Yeast: Oddly, the architects for the Pompidu were English. The idea is that all the building's systems, its guts, are on the outside of the building, leaving the interior for exhibition space. It's a style I'm glad didn't catch on, but the building itself is pretty cool.
Dwight_Yeast: Paris1127: Pourquoi? Pourquoi là?Oddly, the architects for the Pompidu were English. The idea is that all the building's systems, its guts, are on the outside of the building, leaving the interior for exhibition space. It's a style I'm glad didn't catch on, but the building itself is pretty cool.
HopScotchNSoda: Not a masterpiece, but is it an improvement over the Greenwich Gasworks that occupied that site before it? Yes, a hundred times yes.
Nogale: Let's make this an international ugly buildings thread, shall we?
HopScotchNSoda: Are they the same folks who designed the inside-out Lloyds of London building?
Paris1127: I'll give you that it's a unique building. My main problem with the Pompidou is its neighborhood. They built it in the heart of historic Paris
Elephantman: Surprised they didn't lead off with this one[ts3.mm.bing.net image 160x151]
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