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The world’s ugliest buildings

Experience Music Project <i>after</i> construction (believe it or not)

Experience Music Project after construction (believe it or not)

Lots of buildings get designed with functionality, not aesthetics, in mind. Yet others come from the minds of architects who set out to try something artful or different … and are different, all right. Forbes released a list of the world’s ugliest buildings, deeming them such “because they cost so much and look so awful.” No arguments here.

Millennium Dome, London
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland
Experience Music Project, Seattle
Chicago Public Library, Chicago
Barbican Centre, London
Denver Public Library, Denver
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Yale School of Art and Architecture, New Haven, Conn.
Canadian Embassy, Washington, D.C.
Two Columbus Circle, New York City