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Top 10 Famous Ugly Buildings & Monuments

Travel can open your eyes to some of the most beautiful and fascinating sights and buildings from across the world. But sometimes, it can lead you to some ugly buildings too. Here's a look at the Top 10 famous yet ugly eyesores from across the world.


    Ugly Eyesores yet Famous Buildings

1. Boston City Hall, Boston(US): This concrete structure was hip for it's time, but now gets criticized for its dreadry facade and incongruity with the rest of the city's more genteel architecture. Luckily, it's very close to more aesthetically pleasing attractions.

City Hall at Boston, USA

2. Montparnasse Tower, Paris(France): This ominous stick is a blight on the landscape of the world's most stunning city. But there is one good reason to take in the view from its observation deck: it's the only place you can go to get a view of the city without it.

Montparnasse Tower in Paris, France

3. Luckyshoe Monument, Tuuri(Finland): It may be over-the-top, but the giant, golden horseshoe that looms over Finland's second largest shopping centre is said to bring good luck.

Luckyshoe Monument in Tuuri, Finland

4. Metropolitan cathedral, Liverpool(England): People who work here must be sick of the space capsule jokes. Even those who find its shell a bit "spacey", have to admit the interior is pretty spectacular.

Metropolitan Cathedral in Liverpool

5. Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York City(US): Those who pass by this iron monstrosity might be tempted to ask about a completion date, but als, this is the finished product.

Port Auhority Bus Terminal in New York City

6. Torres De colon, Madrid(Spain): Like a set of giant salt-and-pepper shakers, these towers loom overt the city. Also known as "El enchufe" or "The Plug" for the plug-like structure that holds them together.

Torres De colon at Madrid

7. Liechtenstein Museum of Fine Arts, Vaduz(Liechtenstein): Some feel it's minimalist design is a triumph, others say it's an eyesore.

Museum of Fine Arts in Liechtenstein

8. Scottish Parliament Building, Edinburgh, Scotland: Stone, Oak and Bamboo are part of the make-up of this building, which is the subject of much debate.

Scottish Parliament Building in Edinburgh

9. Birmingham Central Library, Birmingham(England): It's easy to see how this genre of architecture came to be known as the "Brutalist" style. Not surprisingly, the issue of its possible demolition has been looming for years.

Central Library at Birmingham

10. Peter The Great Statue, Moscow(Russia): Some 15 storeys high, the larger-than-life monument was designed by controversial artist, Zurab K Tsereteli, whose statue of Christopher Columbus was repeatedly rejected by the US.

Statue of Peter the Great at Moscow


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