Ok so I put up a thread on cool builkdings. What about the ugliest/most hideous/grotesque edifices built by mankind, buildings that get you instantly depressed the second you look at them.
I nominate the following:
Hawkins House, Dublin (1962) Probably the worst building ever to be erected in Ireland
Apollo House, Dublin (1969). Next door neighbour to Hawkins House, and almost as ugly.
Findlater House, O'Connell Street (1974). Absolutely vile, now being re-clad.
Windsor House Belfast (1968). Another vile 60s edifice. Pity the Troubles didn't finish it off.
Palace of Culture, Warsaw (1955). Stalin's "gift" to Poland. Most Poles see it as a symbol of brutalist Soviet oppression and want it razed.
Torre Valesca, Milan (1958). No, no, no.
The Gorbals Towers, Glasgow (1967). Utterly depressing monument to failed 1960s high-rise living concept.
River House, Chancery St., Dublin (1973). Vile biulding. Please knock it now.
And of course, the Civic Offices (Phase 1) Wood Quay (1985). A crime against urbanity.
Dublin has way more than its fair share of hideous buildings...