Saturday, May 5
The 30 Ugliest Skyscrapers in the World
HypoVereinsbank, Munich, Germany
"Designing anything, let alone a massive building, is not a simple task. It requires pragmatic decision-making coupled with bold creativity. As with any form of art, the designer ultimately strives to make something striking and original. Sometimes this effort pays off in the form of a lasting structure—a work that transcends time and place. While other times, well, not so much. Of course, it's not always the architect's fault. In some instances, like Tour Montparnasse in Paris, the designers are a bit unlucky. Had they erected their work in any other location other than the City of Light, maybe it wouldn’t stick out like a sore thumb. But, alas, architecture, like all creative endeavors, is a cruel venture. As such, AD rounds up the 30 ugliest skyscrapers from around the world, ones that began with high intentions but eventually didn't quite meet the mark. ..."