8 of the ugliest, most hated buildings in the world
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8 of the ugliest, most hated buildings in the world

The Royal Ontario Museum’s Michael Lee-Chin Crystal has spurred mixed reactions. Raysonho @ Open Grid Scheduler / Grid Engine [CC0]/Wikimedia Commons A number of buildings around the globe have earned a reputation for being examples of ugly architecture. Others are considered to be fairly divisive in terms of design and functionality. Abandoned hotels , government buildings, and even student dormitories have been called some of the most disliked buildings of all time. North Korea’s Ryugyong Hotel, also called the "Hotel of Doom," has stood empty for over 30 years, sparking criticism about its design and construction. Kaden Tower in Louisville, Kentucky, has been compared to a tissue box and has also been called an " an embarrassing architectural blunder." Although ugliness is in the eye of the beholder, some of the world’s most hated buildings have been the subjects of derision and mockery for years. That said, like any art form, architecture is pretty subjective, which can lead to a lot of strong opinions about certain designs. Here are some of the world’s most commonly criticized and disliked buildings. Completed in 1968, this building is an example of brutalist architecture — a controversial style known for its bare, blocky […]

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