25 Ugliest Buildings In The World

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.

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20

Selfridges Department Store, England

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.

19

Petrobras Headquarters, Brazil

Petrobras Headquarters, Brazil

Unfortunately the headquarters of this Brazilian energy company continues to find itself ranked among the ugliest buildings in South America.

18

The Rock, Wellington International Airport, New Zealand

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.

17

Boston City Hall, Massachusetts

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.

16

CCTV Tower, Beijing, China

CCTV Tower, Beijing, China

Serving as headquarters to China Central Television, this interestingly shaped building is also known as the “squatting man”.

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