Although they surely must have appeared to be a good idea to somebody, to most of the world these buildings should never have happened. Of course, we realize that beauty is in the eye of the beholder so while compiling this list we tried not to lean on our own understanding but only to include structures that the local population has vehemently disapproved of. So, by majority vote these are the 25 ugliest buildings in the world.
This high rise located in Bangkok, Thailand was built to resemble an elephant and as a result has managed to make its way into nearly every ranking of ugly building every assembled.
In spite of the intricate detail and effort put into decorating this building in downtown Louisville, it hasn’t stopped it from consistently being rate one of the ugliest buildings on Earth.
This coin shaped building in Shenyang, China just wasn’t creative enough to stay off of the ugly lists.
The small boring windows, off white masonry, and terracotta pilasters have all been cited as contributing to the ugliness factor.
Notable for having been identified as the ugliest building in Holland according to a prominent Dutch newspaper.
Found in Birmingham’s Bull Ring Shopping Center, the face of Selfridges Deparment Store leaves some people swooning and others cringing.
Unfortunately the headquarters of this Brazilian energy company continues to find itself ranked among the ugliest buildings in South America.
A relatively new addition to the ugly pages, this extension of the Wellington International Airport in New Zealand was constructed in 2010.
Although it may have been considered hip and cool for its time, the building is often criticized today for its dreariness and out-of-place architecture.
Serving as headquarters to China Central Television, this interestingly shaped building is also known as the “squatting man”.
After building 50 or so in the 1970′s there wasn’t enough support to continue building these futuristic looking houses in the small European country, for somewhat obvious reasons.
Although its strikingly odd design surely flatters some, there is a good number of people voting this building onto the ugly list.
Quite literally a center for higher learning given its elevated position, the national library of Argentina is well known for its unappealing exterior.
Set along the coastline of Ilfracombe in England, these strange looking, out of place towers are actually a rooftop addition to the Landmark Theater.
This Malaysian hotel is a perfect example of how a paint job can just ruin everything.