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Architecture can really make or break a city - here are ten blunders we're sure the designers would like to forget.
This questionable building is found at the University of California in San Diego. It's named after Audrey and Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss), so we don't understand how an ode to creators of such beautiful tales turned out to be so monstrous.
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This architectural disaster sullies the sparkling skyline of the Big Apple. It stands at whopping 32-storeys high, and there's nothing subtle, or indeed tasteful, about it.
432 Park Avenue
Deemed resemblant of a giant matchstick, new-addition to New York, 432 Park Avenue continues to be a bone of contention. At 426 metres high, composed of a mere 96 floors, it is the tallest residential building in the world. That being said, at the end of the day it still looks like a stack of Rubik's cubes.
The Walkie Talkie
Generally thought to be the least popular building in Britain, The Walkie Talkie in London has previously been described as a 'gratuitous glass gargoyle graffitied on the skyline'. Offensive and brash, it is a new breed of in-your-face heinous.
Absolutely butchering the traditional Haussmannian architecture for which Paris is so well-loved is the boisterous Montparnasse Tower. They say that you can attain unrivalled views of the city's skyline from the top of it, but that's probably because you are inside the one monstrosity which could ruin the view.