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    The World's Ugliest Buildings

    This was posted by a spammer, but since it's actually generated some discussion, carry on.

    Longaberger Home Office, Newark, Ohio is considered as the first World's Ugliest Building.


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    The Ugly Truth:
    True, the company purveys handcrafted baskets. And founder Dave Longaberger’s dream headquarters was a replica of his favorite basket. But hey, Crate & Barrel employees don’t schedule meetings in a 10-story sofa.

    Spamlink removed, here's the original article this was stolen from: http://www.travelandleisure.com/arti...iest-buildings
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    That's the most awesome thing I have ever seen in my life...I would kill to work in that building...
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    That's one neat building...
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    For my money, that construct there is a basket of roses compared to some of the HORRENDOUS New Brutalist structures that sprang up postwar thanks to the miracle of concrete. How could such an atrocity against architecture exist?
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    I agree. The basket is cool compared to that FAIL of a parking garage.
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    I agree with Mordus on this one. That building is cool, especially when compared to A LOT of other buildings.

    I like the reason that some don't appreciate it for what it is, is that this is a building where form didn't follow function, it preceeded it. I would much rather work there than in some of the grossness that I have worked in at past jobs.
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    Ugly? That building is awesome!
    If they want an ugly building, they should post where I work
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordus View Post
    For my money, that construct there is a basket of roses compared to some of the HORRENDOUS New Brutalist structures that sprang up postwar thanks to the miracle of concrete. How could such an atrocity against architecture exist?
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    I like the horrendous building, I actually find it aesthetically pleasing <__<
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    I thought this thread was called "The World's Ugliest Buildings".

    WRONG THREAD.
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    I'm sure it might get to be an eyesore, seeing it day after day. The novelty could wear off, I'm sure. But I mean, really? To call this ugly is to deign something that the world desperately needs. Moving in a different direction from heartless, ruthless efficiency by design. Have you ever heard of companies that use certain color wallpapers in their buildings simply because of how it stimulates the brain a certain way? I have.
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    I wouldn`t say "ugly" but stupid.

    Imagine if this would turn into an architecture trend "let`s forget about all that boring rationalism, let`s just do buildings in the form of the most ridiculous shit we can imagine!"

    Suddenly, the world turns into TOONLAND
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    FUCK YEAH. Toon Land, son.

    Although I think you mean Toon TOWN.
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    I think it was called "ugly" because it's so darn cute, it's scary. I wonder what kind of extra money it took to build that thing. O_o
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