Wednesday, May 27, 2009

More Ugly Buildings

Manhattan Criminal Courthouse ("The Tombs"), New York

Pompidou Center, Paris

Nelson Rockefeller Plaza, Albany, New York

Lyndon Johnson Presidential Library, Austin, Texas

La Defense, Paris

National Congress Building, Brasilia, Brazil

Sony/ AT&T Building, New York


David G. said...

75% of Florida is MEGA ugly architecture, or maybe I should say Miami. Because Miami tops it with OOGLY!!!
All these disgusting skyscraper condos(in every shape and variation), that are 70% vacant.

I couldn't believe there were actually Victorian homes in Florida, would have to search every city and town thoroughly, ..since they elusive, hidden between mossy oaks, and overgrown vines.

toujoursdan said...

I have to agree that the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse. It is completely out of scale for the space and imposing to walk past.

JCF said...

I remember the first time I saw Nelson Rockefeller Plaza, Albany, New York. [My then-fiance had a job in Schenectady, and I came up from NYC to the Albany bus station every other week for a couple of years]

You got a picture of it with, at least, green trees in front. Much of the year in "Smallbany" (no offense, FranIAm, if you're around! *g*), these are lacking.

I was dumbstruck by the ugliness. It's straight out of a dystopian nightmare! |-0

Poor Nelson.