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Old 01-26-2018, 09:26 PM   #1
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Nominations: ArchBoston ugliest buildings

Nominate the ugliest buildings in the Boston area.

I'll start the ugly apartment towers along Revere Beach. Hard to pick one building, they all look like something out of a communist regime in the mid 20th century.
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Old 01-27-2018, 11:26 AM   #2
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- 1 Boston Place



- Middlesex County Jail



- Zinc



- 51 High St.



- Blackstone Street pizza/meat markets



- Beacon St. brownstone with ranch dressing


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Old 01-27-2018, 05:56 PM   #3
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Nominate the ugliest buildings in the Boston area.

I'll start the ugly apartment towers along Revere Beach. Hard to pick one building, they all look like something out of a communist regime in the mid 20th century.
I was looking at pictures taken from the inside of those recently, they're apparently WORSE on the inside.

https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/wate...e-tower-revere

https://www.yelp.com/biz/ocean-place...rtments-revere

The reviews are hilariously bad.
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Old 01-27-2018, 07:03 PM   #4
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Boston Med at 750 Albany St.
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I was looking at pictures taken from the inside of those recently, they're apparently WORSE on the inside.

https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/wate...e-tower-revere

https://www.yelp.com/biz/ocean-place...rtments-revere

The reviews are hilariously bad.
I love the pic of the defaced notice on the wall.
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Old 01-27-2018, 07:08 PM   #6
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- 1,2,3 Center Plaza
- City hall
- Federal Building at GC
- The O'Neil Building
- State Service Center at GC
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Old 01-29-2018, 09:37 AM   #7
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Harbor Towers
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Old 01-29-2018, 01:16 PM   #8
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- 1,2,3 Center Plaza
- City hall
- Federal Building at GC
- The O'Neil Building
- State Service Center at GC
Nailed it. I would have added the government center garage but that one is being torn down.
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Old 01-29-2018, 04:57 PM   #9
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One Beacon Street
45 Province Street
330 Beacon Street (Back Bay)
Tremont on the Common
495 Summer Street (Seaport)
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Old 01-29-2018, 05:42 PM   #10
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I'll throw in the Carson Towers in Southie. Also the Rindge Towers in Cambridge.

The Sheraton

The Revere hotel.

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Old 01-30-2018, 09:47 AM   #11
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This might be a little unpopular but I got to say I think this one is one of Boston's ugliest. Having gone to school around the time it was constructed only made it worse.

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Old 01-30-2018, 01:39 PM   #12
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Sheraton North Tower,
Harbor Garage,
State Service Center,
City Hall,
Revere Hotel,
Center Plaza,
Christ Scientist Tower,
175 Federal Street,
O'Neill Federal Building,
Mass Eye and Ear building,
One Beacon Street,
Hyatt Regency,
Lafayette Place,
125 High Street,
Midtown hotel,
189 to 289 Mass Ave,
133 Federal Street,
101 Huntington,
JFK low-rise offices,
888 Boylston,
Hilton Back Bay
Mass Dept of Transportation,
Hynes Auditorium,
IMAX,
Aquarium,
Boston Museum of Science,
65 Martha Rd,
McCormack cube,
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Harbor Garage---WORST FOOTPRINT that occupies Boston.
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Old 01-30-2018, 04:00 PM   #14
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Harbor Garage---WORST FOOTPRINT that occupies Boston.
Yahh, not going to get into that. Maybe I should not include parking garages, since they all suck.

At least with the Harbor Garage the street level isn't too bad.

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Old 02-14-2018, 03:41 PM   #16
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780 Harrison Avenue, aka the Housman Medical Research Center. It looks like someone turned a men's room inside out. The only thing missing is the urinals.
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^ Hear hear, that one is truly awful. Has to be the ugliest building in the South End if not more.
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