The Ugliest Places
in the World

All of the ugliest & prettiest places are sourced from user responses. If you don’t agree, you can submit your own here or email us about making an edit.

Ugliest Places

1100 Wilshire

"Imagine you’re building a clay-colored office structure. You have 16 stark, rectangular floors finished so you decide to take a break at the bar. A fuzzy number of shots later, you find yourself at the losing end of a bet: The remaining 20 stories will be built as a glass triangular tower. This is the only explanation for the hideously mismatched 1100 Wilshire that we’re willing to accept."

via online review

Los Angeles Times Building

"it’s a building complex, one that includes a building voted second-ugliest in LA."

via twitter

Wilshire La Brea

The building’s facade is a jumble of balconies and discordant frontal planes with the northern and eastern faces designed differently, united by a central tower that seems to lack any elegance or even much design

via online review

Hollywood Galaxy

“...we don't have much fondness for its design; above ground, it looks like a B-movie spaceship primed for takeoff, with twin staircases anchoring it to the ground. “

via online review

Hollywood and Highland Center

"A hulking mall designed to look like the Babylon set in DW Griffith's 1916 epic Intolerance.”

via online review

Downtown

via @authorized_records

Downtown

Whoever did this to my car: if I find you I WILL have my revenge on you and your life. #ihatelosangeles

via @risukim

Downtown

What happened to our city?#uglylosangeles

via @trashtownla

Hollywood Boulevard

I'm sorry but Hollywood Boulevard is disgusting.

via twitter

Hollywood Boulevard

LAPD riot police line up on Hollywood Boulevard. Traffic snarled. Things seem to be calming. @nbcla

via @DavidBegnaud

Hollywood Boulevard

walking down hollywood blvd is one of the most stressful things I have ever done

via twitter

KFC

the #BUCKET

via @slapayoda

KFC

KFC, Koreatown.

via @architecturetours

KFC

LA's answer to the age-old question: What if Frank Gehry designed a KFC?

via @darrenfrei

Los Angeles Convention Center

"we're still anxiously awaiting a redesign for the L.A. Convention Center. The tinted entrance atriums are sunny and spacious from the inside, but from the street they look akin to Space Mountain built out of drab, sterile leftovers from a doctors office waiting room.”

via online review

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Prettiest Places

Griffith Observatory

Amazing view of LA, beautiful architecture, and amazing attractions. This is a great place to visit even if you just live in the area.

via online review

Griffith Observatory

Golden hour

via @jazzstanart

Griffith Observatory

via @luiszamayoa

Griffith Observatory

Another sunset in the city of angels & my heart

via @ninafetch

Griffith Observatory

via @kezevans85

United States Courthouse

Government/Public Building Best Project: United States Courthouse – Los Angeles

via twitter

United States Courthouse

The @skidmoreowingsmerrill designed united states court house Los Angeles has a beautiful pleated glass facade that uses opaque glass panels on the east and west faces to reduce solar heat gain and clear panels on the north and south faces to increase natural light into the building

via @glassarchitecture

Abbot Kinney Venice Beach

V.E.N.I.C.E. P.A.R.A.D.I.S.E.

via @gorrityproductions

Abbot Kinney Venice Beach

Finding paradise wherever I go

via @crazydreamylion

Abbot Kinney Venice Beach

Family time, means electric bikes on Venice Beach. Was a great way to spend a day.

via @haydnd

Abbot Kinney Venice Beach

#mydayinla Takin’ the words outta my mouth #love #abbotkinney

via @LiliBosse1

Los Angeles Theatre

Stunning! Absolutely beautiful theater.

via online review

Los Angeles Theatre

present

via @igworldclub_Geo

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The Ugliest Places
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