What’s the ugliest building you’ve ever seen? Is it in your city? Maybe you’ve see it on TV or on social media. It can be downright frightening as to how ugly some buildings can be (what the heck are these architects thinking?). Now, we have already published several posts dedicated to architecture such as these 25 Modern Architects Whose Works Are Truly Inspiring, these 25 unknown architectural wonders or these 25 amazing examples of Baroque architecture. However, on today´s post we will focus on buildings so unattractive and ugly you will wonder how they could ever get built. On the other hand, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so there might some people who find these buildings attractive. At any rate, these are 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.
Elephant Building, Bangkok, Thailand
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.