The World's Ugliest Buildings

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  1. paulauster2011

    paulauster2011 New Member

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    Longaberger Home Office, Newark, Ohio is considered as the first World's Ugliest Building.

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    The Ugly Truth:
    True, the company purveys handcrafted baskets. And founder Dave Longaberger’s dream headquarters was a replica of his favorite basket. But hey, Crate & Barrel employees don’t schedule meetings in a 10-story sofa.

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  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Hey, I think some of Frank Lloyd Wright's buildings would qualify for an ugly building contest. I walked into a customer's home once and asked, "is this an FLW building" and she said, "Yes, how did you know?" I told her, "Because it does NOT have a single square corner in the house."
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    quote; You ever see the one at Falling waters

    You mean the one that was falling apart and needed millions of dollars in repairs?
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    Oh, yeah that one HJ. It has or had at least from I know, a real leaking problem, it was nicknamed, the bucket house or something like that. It had a real mold problem, too. I hate mold. It had tons of buckets sitting around. I honestly, didn't think too much of the house. I really did not like it. The waterfall outside is beautiful though. You would love that. How nice it must be to wake up each morning to hearing & seeing that, that was nice. The house itself sucked. I didn't like the low ceilings at all, and didn't like the shape of the rooms either, I saw nothing of beauty in it. Just a whole bunch of concrete and what is so great about that. I like colors, character in woodwork, designs of warmth, something that says, " someone lives here" and you want to stay. I wanted to get out, lol.
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    That's a great point about FLW! Architecturally speaking, he's had many unique ideas. But does that make for comfortable living?

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