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Ugly Buildings UK #712330
27th Jul 2012 1:22pm
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Have you ever seen such an ugly buiding as this one, in London?
What cheek to give the building at Mann Island,Liverpool, the Carbuncle Cup Award !




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Re: Ugly Buildings UK [Re: granny] #712335
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Not as good as Nemesis imo.... shifty

Re: Ugly Buildings UK [Re: granny] #712336
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It doesn't exactly complement the Three Graces. But, IMHO, the Mann Island redevelpoment is better than the "Cloud" thing originally proposed.

Taken from: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/live...hitecture-carbuncle-cup-100252-31475514/
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... In 2009 Merseytravel’s Ferry Terminal on the Pier Head won the Carbuncle Cup after being described as “a crude, jazzy-angled lump of c***, a terrible example of an architecturally illiterate client trying to be groovy and getting it so, so wrong, like a 50-year-old making a fashion faux pas in a disco”.

And last year the new Museum of Liverpool took runner-up.
I wonder what they've got against Liverpool think

Re: Ugly Buildings UK [Re: granny] #712344
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Originally Posted by granny
Have you ever seen such an ugly buiding as this one, in London?





As an architect friend said "Anish Kapoor (designer of the Orbit), has a remarkable skill: he can persuade people to part with vast sums of money, with which he then produces c**p".


Carpe diem.
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I like it Granny. All the steel is recycled as well.

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I'd love to know what the so-called architect was smoking when he dreamed that up ! Each to their own I suppose.

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Originally Posted by Moonstar
All the steel is recycled as well.


And the sooner it's recycled again the happier I'll be.


Carpe diem.
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Originally Posted by chriskay
Originally Posted by Moonstar
All the steel is recycled as well.


And the sooner it's recycled again the happier I'll be.

raftl raftl happy


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