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UGLIEST building

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Postby Velas » Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:23 pm

Sorry Daniel Paul, but I cannot stand that Pacific Design Cetner.
I don't know if its the one I'd pick for the Ugliest, but it is the first one that popped into my head....
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Postby Futura Girl » Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:55 pm

The new Woodland Hills Library - it is hideous compared to the original landmark quailty one they demolished.

Actually the Sherman Oaks Library is almost as bad... they took a charming low lying brick structure and add very little square footage and a huge honking skydome on it - which shines bright beacon of disturbing light through the night and is an eyesore for the neighbors immediately facing it.

And lastly the Studio City library... YUK YUK YUK
My folks who are weekly library goers and used to go to this branch - say this is one of the worst libraries in the local area - and they weren't even talking architecture. so what did the library people prove by tearing down a community resource to build a worse one?

The LAPL people should be lashed severly at what they did to the legacy of wonderful mid century modern treasures that dotted our city replacing them with ugliness.

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Postby freddiefreelance » Tue Jun 15, 2004 8:33 am

Under "Ugly in a good way" I'd put the Mutato Muzika Building, Mark Mothersbaugh's building:

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Postby SpudGirl » Tue Jun 15, 2004 11:47 am

I'm sorry, but I think that Frank Gehry Kentucky Fried Chicken on Western is butt ugly. I've never understood the appeal of Frank Gehry.... :roll:

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PS- Thanks for putting up the pics of Mark Mothersbaugh and Mutato Muzika. It made my day! :-)

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Postby minx » Tue Jun 15, 2004 3:50 pm

I'm with you!
And speaking of Gehry, a stroll around the Disney Music Hall made me feel quite violent.

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Postby Futura Girl » Tue Jun 15, 2004 4:32 pm

what? you don't like a pile of steel called architecture?

There actually is a very nice piece of Gehry's very early work in Toluca Lake - the old World Saving building - on Riverside Drive.

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Postby minx » Wed Jun 16, 2004 9:11 am

That's HIS???

I'm pleasantly surprised.

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Oh No

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Postby freddiefreelance » Fri Jun 18, 2004 9:47 am

Rev. Dr. Frederick J. Freelance, Ph.D., D.F.S.

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That ugly structure at 6th and Highland

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That structure in Glendora

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These Herman Houses

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Mutato Muzika Building

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Re: That ugly structure at 6th and Highland

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Postby ChrisLAXEncounter » Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:39 pm

My vote would go to the Cathedral, not only because it was a wasted opportunity, but also because of the harm done to St. Viviana's.

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Postby Futura Girl » Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:30 am

I would nominate the Uka Uka - what used to be the Aku Aku

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