Elephant Building, Bangkok
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.
Kaden Tower, Kentucky
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.
The Fang Yuan Building, China
This coin shaped building in Shenyang, China just wasn’t creative enough to stay off of the ugly lists.
The Portland Building, Oregon
The small boring windows, off white masonry, and terracotta pilasters have all been cited as contributing to the ugliness factor.
Delftware Warming Station, The Netherlands
Notable for having been identified as the ugliest building in Holland according to a prominent Dutch newspaper.
Selfridges Department Store, England
Found in Birmingham’s Bull Ring Shopping Center, the face of Selfridges Deparment Store leaves some people swooning and others cringing.
Petrobras Headquarters, Brazil
Unfortunately the headquarters of this Brazilian energy company continues to find itself ranked among the ugliest buildings in South America.
The Rock, Wellington International Airport, New Zealand
A relatively new addition to the ugly pages, this extension of the Wellington International Airport in New Zealand was constructed in 2010.
Boston City Hall, Massachusetts
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.
CCTV Tower, Beijing, China
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.
The Sugar Cube, England
Although its strikingly odd design surely flatters some, there is a good number of people voting this building onto the ugly list.
National Library, Buenos Aires
Quite literally a center for higher learning given its elevated position, the national library of Argentina is well known for its unappealing exterior.
Landmark Theater, England
Set along the coastline of Ilfracombe in England, these strange looking, out of place towers are actually a rooftop addition to the Landmark Theater.
First World Hotel, Malaysia
This Malaysian hotel is a perfect example of how a paint job can just ruin everything.
The Corn Palace, South Dakota
Sometimes referred to as the ugliest building in the midwest, the facade is redone every year in different kinds of corn to recreate a mural of pioneer life.
Federal Building, San Fransisco
Although this government building is supposed to be friendly towards the environment, some locals complain that it is not very friendly to the eyes.
La Lavadora, Mexico City
As you can see there is a reason this building is known as La Lavadora, or “the washer”. Set in one of Mexico City’s upscale business districts it definitely stands out against the background and generated mixed reactions.
Pangu Hotel, Beijing
Yet another interesting piece of Chinese architecture, there is no city with more entries on the “ugly buildings” list than Beijing.
Agbar Tower, Barcelona
There are few buildings in the world that can almost be considered objectively bad ideas…and this is one of them.
Antilia, Mumbai, India
Interestingly enough what is one of the ugliest buildings in the world is also the most expensive house in the world with a full time staff of over 600 people.
Žižkov Television Tower, Prague, Czech Republic
Built during the communist regime, the Zizkov tower has often been rated to be one of the ugliest buildings in the world and was not received warmly by locals, if not because it “ruined” an otherwise beautiful city skyline.
Stora Enso Building, Finland
Supposedly taking inspiration from Venetian Palaces there are a number of people residing in Helsinki that would beg to differ.
Edificio Mirador, Spain
Highlighted by a large hole right in its center, different colors represent different apartment blocks, each with its own planning.
Ryugyong Hotel, North Korea
Come to be known as the “Hotel of Doom” the Ryugyong Hotel dominates the Pyongyang skyline and has been referred to as the “worst building in the history of mankind”.