Of course the designer made their design to look beautiful but they appeared to the world as ugly. We know the proverb that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So during making this list, we depended not on our own understanding but the local people’s disapproval. So by majority vote, these are 20 ugliest buildings in the world.
1. Agbar Tower, Barcelona
Some of the edifices on earth can be considered objectively bad ideas. Agbar Tower of Barcelona is one of them.
2. Antilia, Mumbai, India
It is very much interesting that it is not only the ugliest building on earth but also the costliest house. It has a full-time staff of over 600 people.
3. Boston City Hall, Massachusetts
When it was built it was considered hip and cool but now this edifice is condemned for its gloomy look and out of place architecture.
4. CCTV Tower, Beijing, China
It is the headquarters of China Central Television. This oddly shaped building is also known as the “squatting man”.
5. Delftware Warming Station, The Netherlands
According to a famous newspaper, it is the ugliest building in Netherland.
6. Elephant Building, Bangkok
This skyscraper is located in Bangkok. Actually, it was built to resemble an elephant and at last, it broke all the ranking of ugly buildings ever assembled.
7. Federal Building, San Fransisco
This government building has been made eco-friendly. Though it is friendly towards the environment spectators complain that it is not so friendly to the eyes.
8. Kaden Tower, Kentucky
Though the builders put every effort to make this building beautiful, the building in downtown Louisville has been rated one of the ugliest buildings on Earth.
9. La Lavadora, Mexico City
This building is called La Lavadora or “The Washer”. It is located in one of Mexico City’s upscale business districts. Standing out against the background this edifice creates mixed reactions.
10. Landmark Theater, England
Situated on the coastline of Ilfracombe in England, these strange looking towers are in fact the rooftop addition to the Landmark Theater.
11. National Library, Buenos Aires
The center for higher learning, the national library of Argentina is infamous for its pathetic exterior.
12. Pangu Hotel, Beijing
It is another amazing piece of Chinese architecture. Actually, there is no other city like Beijing in the world which contains most of the ugly buildings.
13. Petrobras Headquarters, Brazil
It is the headquarters of the Brazilian energy company, Petrobras. It is considered one of the ugliest buildings in South America.
14. Roundhouses, Netherlands
About 50 or so this kind of buildings were built in the 1970s. But later there wasn’t enough support to build this kind of futuristic looking houses.
15. Selfridges Department Store, England
Bull Ring Shopping Center is located in Birmingham. The opening of Selfridges Department Store makes some people fainting and others cringing.
16. The Corn Palace, South Dakota
It is considered the ugliest building in the midwest. This edifices front part is decorated every year with different kinds of corn to regenerate a mural of pioneer life.
17. The Fang Yuan Building, China
Located in Shenyang, China, this coin-shaped building is one of the ugliest buildings on earth.
18. The Portland Building, Oregon
The tiny windows, off-white masonry, and terracotta pilaster made this establishment one of the ugliest on earth.
19. The Rock, Wellington International Airport, New Zealand
It is the recent addition to the ugly least because the extension of the Wellington International Airport was built in 2010.
20. Ryugyong Hotel, North Korea
Ryugyong Hotel or the “Hotel of Doom” dominates the Pyongyang skyline and it is considered on the ugliest building in the history of mankind.