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Europe's Ugliest Sore Thumb Buildings?

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Just read an article in this week's NYTimes about the architecture of Rome - how it is really a blending of many styles from many ages and not always that harmoniously put together.

And the fairly modern addition, circa 1\early 1900s, to Rome's landscape of the Vittore Emanuele II Monument was pointed out as an especial travesty that is not only uniformly derided as being ugly but was built in a sensitive place on the south side of the Piazza Venezia, in part designed by Michelangelo I believe (not sure but anyway a sublime piece of architecture and also overlooks the ancient Roman Forum.

Like Paris' Tour Montparnass it is said the best views in Rome are from the top of the Monument because you cannot see it!

http://www.romeinpictures.com/vittore-emanuele-ii-monument-rome-italy.html

ANY CASE - WHAT ARE SOME SIMILAR IYO HIDEOUS STRUCTURES GRACING EUROPEAN CITIES?

Paris' Montparansse Tower must be included as well as Cologne's sparwling main train station built right next to and obscuring much of Cologne's awesome Gothic cathedral.

What are some others?

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