CNN ranks the world’s top 10 ugliest buildings: Shenyang Fangyuan Building selected
A lifestyle and travel website owned by American Cable News Network (CNN) selected the top ten ugliest buildings in the world, with North Korea’s Ryugyong Hotel “ranked” at the top and Dubai’s Atlantis Hotel in second. Furthermore, the Fangyuan Building in Shengyang designed by renowned Taiwan architect C. Y. Lee was also selected.
1. Ryugyong Hotel (North Korea)
2. Atlantis Hotel (Dubai)
3. Palace of the Parliament (Romania)
4. Zizkov Television Tower (Czech Republic)
5. Seattle Experience Music Project (United States)
6. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (Vietnam)
7. Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral (England)
8. The Portland Building (United States)
9. The Fang Yuan Building (China)
10. Petrobras Headquarters (Brazil)
Comments from NetEase:
“Big Underpants” must be jealous of “Fang Yuan”!
When I saw this news, the first one I thought of was also Big Underpants. At least in my opinion it is the ugliest.
The editor not including photos is completely for everyone’s benefit. When I went online to find a picture of Fangyuan, I vomited all over the floor!
For some reason I feel there are several that aren’t bad, or at least I’ve seen uglier ones.
However, CNN at the same time also said that because the definition of “aesthetics” is subjective, a more accurate description of this list should be the world’s top 10 “most controversial” buildings. Brother [CNN], don’t be modest, the Fangyuan Building is really ugly.
Fangyuan is indeed ugly
The Petrobas building is okay,
it can be swapped with Big Underpants.
I think all of the ones on the list are actually okay, their designs are rather creative.
Have you guys been to Shenyang before? Do you guys know the Fang Yuan Building’s geographic location? Do you guys know why it was built in the shape of an ancient coin?
Fangyuan Building is in Shenyang’s Financial Development Zone, which is also Shenyang’s North Railway district—–
Putting [a symbol of] China’s ancient monetary culture in the financial development zone is good, the idea being that nothing can be accomplished without standards and rules.
It is because Americans don’t understand Chinese culture that they say this [say Fang Yuan is ugly]…
The only reason the Ryugyong Hotel takes the top spot is because its purportedly meant to be a middle finger raised at the United States, and all people from America stay there.
I think these buildings are all rather good looking, they’re all not bad! Those so-called mainstream media, the moment they have some fame they start picking fault with others, using their own subjective aesthetics to put down everyone else’s aesthetics, what the hell~!
This ranking doesn’t mean anything, the beauty and aesthetics of a building depends on culture, geography, race, country, civilization, history, and many other factors. You can’t make sweeping generalizations. For example, the Dubai one actually is very in line with their style, although the Shenyang one is truly really ugly. :(
What do you think are the world’s ugliest buildings?