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(Farktography) Farktography Theme of Farktography Contest No. 429: "Ugly Buildings". Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme   (farktography.net) divider line
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2013-07-24 6:46:43 PM  
19 votes:
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Local icon, grandfathered into our overly strict Cascadia-style zoning.
 
2013-07-24 11:07:39 PM  
18 votes:
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2013-07-24 9:54:25 PM  
17 votes:
Kaden Tower, Louisville, KY
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Because what building wouldn't look better covered in a skin of concrete doily lace? The building was designed as a "tribute" to Frank Lloyd Wright.
 
2013-07-20 9:43:40 PM  
16 votes:
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Columbus College of Art and Design Battelle Hall
(Irony)

 
2013-07-20 8:25:16 PM  
15 votes:
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The Royal Ontario Museum, this usually makes top 10 ugly building lists

 
2013-07-18 9:36:45 PM  
14 votes:
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Ugly Doesn't Mean "Not Photogenic"

This barn is adjacent to an antiques mall. It's used for storage. It's like a warthog - so ugly it's cool looking.

 
2013-07-23 9:18:33 PM  
13 votes:


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Checkerboard patterns in square and diamond orientation, columns, spires and arches, oh my!
... even worse, this is a brand new dentists office, with a grand piano in the waiting room.
(Click img for full size, linky for Picasa album)



1/3
 
2013-07-18 9:25:03 PM  
13 votes:
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Boston City Hall

 
2013-07-21 8:36:13 PM  
12 votes:
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Denver's new Art Museum
As ugly as the old one, but different


 
2013-07-20 8:34:10 PM  
12 votes:
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University of Toronto, Medical Sciences Building

 
2013-07-23 9:35:23 PM  
11 votes:


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The Spanish Mission Monstrosity of Lowry Crossing
Was under construction sometime around 2005, then it stopped suddenly, left more or less in this state since - best viewed large for the detail



3/3


Barracuda's Farktography on Picasa
 
2013-07-18 9:34:32 PM  
11 votes:
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Ugly Building Making Ugly People

Fugly Dots the Landscape

 
2013-07-24 11:02:31 PM  
10 votes:
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2013-07-20 11:15:33 PM  
10 votes:
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2013-07-20 9:46:29 PM  
10 votes:
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They sell all the ugly homes using this place as the benchmark to do it.

 
2013-07-24 9:52:27 PM  
9 votes:
City County Building
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Prime example of 1960s/1970s brutalist design in architecture.
 
2013-07-24 1:12:55 PM  
9 votes:
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Fondation Victor Vasarely
Aix-en-Provence, France



 
2013-07-21 8:32:12 PM  
9 votes:
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Denver's old Art Museum

 
2013-07-18 9:39:49 PM  
9 votes:
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Entropy Invades the Barn

Somewhere near Sodus, NY this barn continues to collapse

 
2013-07-20 11:14:55 PM  
8 votes:
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2013-07-25 12:25:10 AM  
7 votes:
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2013-07-21 11:26:50 PM  
7 votes:
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This one even has another ugly building appearing to grow out of its roof

 
2013-07-21 8:37:44 PM  
7 votes:
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The Sleeper Bank

 
2013-07-25 10:28:24 AM  
6 votes:
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Another from my town ... Peter B. Lewis Building at Case Western Reserve University
 
2013-07-25 10:25:21 AM  
6 votes:
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2013-07-24 6:48:35 PM  
6 votes:
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This is an occupied residence.
 
2013-07-24 1:19:56 PM  
6 votes:
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Old and abused hunters cabin
Somewhere in the mountains of BC

 
2013-07-22 7:29:20 PM  
6 votes:
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City Hall at Newark, CA
Representing all of what was ugly in 1960s architecture, it appears to be built with leftover construction materials from the famously ugly Jack Tar Hotel in San Francisco. Ewww.

 
2013-07-20 8:35:53 PM  
6 votes:
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John P Robarts Library, University of Toronto (aka Fort Book)

 
2013-07-25 2:32:52 AM  
5 votes:
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Kingsway Old Bus Station, Lancaster (England)



CBackSB: They were halfway through demolishing the original building (here are a few old photos I've managed to dig up) when some farking idiot came along and stuck a preservation order on what was left, insisting that it was of special historical interest or something because it was built in the Victorian era. So for the next few decades it just sat where it was, greeting people as they arrived in town (as well as being dangerous), until finally a compromise was reached and they converted it into this monstrosity, which looks like an alien spaceship has crashed on the roof. The kicker? It's now a block of flats (i.e. an apartment building), and it sits in the middle of a busy road junction. Sounds like a great place to live, right?
 
2013-07-23 9:21:54 PM  
5 votes:
 
2013-07-23 8:41:46 PM  
5 votes:
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"This only the General Headquarters, we don't actually do in Soul Saving here,  you need to go to our shop on 138th and MLK"

 
2013-07-23 8:40:14 PM  
5 votes:
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"The news is Movie Star News is long gone..."

 
2013-07-25 9:48:40 AM  
4 votes:
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Perth Arena in Western Australia. This is a lousy picture from the back of a taxi. I guess I don't get the new "giant pile of multi colored cootie catchers" aesthetic. I'm told it's wonderful on the inside, though.
 
2013-07-25 6:34:51 AM  
4 votes:
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/not as ugly as it is just peculiar
 
2013-07-25 12:54:42 AM  
4 votes:
Telluride, CO
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/This time without rookie goodness?
 
2013-07-24 1:17:10 PM  
4 votes:
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Random weird building in Melbourne, Australia

 
2013-07-23 8:39:12 PM  
4 votes:
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"RIP Marty's,,,RIP Film"

 
2013-07-22 4:29:58 PM  
4 votes:
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Gillette Castle

 
2013-07-25 5:22:57 PM  
3 votes:
 Ooh, ooh, I hope I'm not too late.  This really is a contender...

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2013-07-25 12:31:46 PM  
3 votes:
This one in Brooklyn is actually uglier in person

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2013-07-24 11:01:12 PM  
3 votes:
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Many thanks to Eeek for the TF sub!
 
2013-07-24 6:50:50 PM  
3 votes:
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Bonus: This building is in the National Historic Register.
 
2013-07-25 7:50:57 AM  
2 votes:
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2013-07-25 6:36:07 AM  
2 votes:
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Fall River, MA City Hall. The only City Hall in America built over a highway, I believe.
 
2013-07-25 1:11:01 AM  
2 votes:
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2013-07-25 12:42:35 AM  
2 votes:
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2013-07-25 12:25:09 AM  
2 votes:
I know that the McDonald's Picture is by far the best for ugly pics because McDonald's really does make ugly people, but all of the buildings
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in San Francisco are ugly.
 
2013-07-23 1:45:16 AM  
2 votes:
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Back alley in downtown Detroit.  Want an ugly building?  Take your pick.

Forgot to enable voting on the last one, mods, mind killing the other for me?

 
2013-07-25 7:08:19 PM  
1 vote:
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The Science Place I
in Fair Park, Dallas



 
2013-07-25 6:27:29 AM  
1 vote:
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Museo del Ciclismo Madonna del Ghisallo

 
2013-07-25 6:06:28 AM  
1 vote:
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/somewhere in QC I think
//must be French
 
2013-07-25 1:15:27 AM  
1 vote:
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2013-07-25 12:41:56 AM  
1 vote:
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