Ecomonsters or the errors of contemporary architecture in the world

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Joel Fulleda

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Some call them architectural works, but most define them ecomonsters. Are the contemporary disasters made by visionary architects who have worked with the intention of leaving an indelible mark on history. Often and gladly, however, it ended with a massacre, done to some of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Here's what they are, according to the Huffington Post, the seven worst disasters of contemporary architecture.

1. National Library, Pristina, Kosovo
A post-atomic inspired structure for the library of Pristina, designed by the Croatian architect Andrija Mutnjakovic;

2. Elephant Building, Bangkok, Thailandia
Un impressive skyscraper, wider than long, in the heart of the Thai capital, born from a joint effort of Arun Chaisaree and the architect Ong-ard Satrabhandhu. The elephant is the country's auspicious symbol, but there is a limit to everything;

3. Walkie-talkie Building, London, England
His true name is 20 Fenchurch Street, but it is called a walkie-talkie because of the shape. Not yet completed - it will be finished in April 2014 - it has already been heavily criticized. Designed by architect Rafael Viñoly and costing over £ 200 million, it is wider than tall;

4. Federation Square. Melbourne, Australia
Un cultural center conceived by an international team of architects, which includes art galleries, theaters, clubs, hotels. In this square some of the most popular events of Melbourne;

5. Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida, Stati Uniti
Is one indoor stadium where baseball is played where the Tampa Bay Rays team plays. You can go there even in bad weather, even if the metal structure that supports the lights and the cover can become very dangerous when the balls bounce and hit the glass of the lights, making splinters rain on the athletes' heads;

6. Zizkov TV Tower, Prague, Czech Republic
This tower stands in the middle of the Prague city. Designed by the architect Václav Aulický in the 80s, it has a peculiarity that some may also like: along the structure there are some statues that depict many little babies intent on climbing the walls;

7. Parliament Building, Kutaisi, Georgia
In this case it is not so much the architecture that has been criticized as the fact that thebuilding, the work of architects Mamoru Kawaguchi and Kenichi Kawaguch, costing 83 million dollars, has brought the seat of the Parliament of Georgia more than 200 km away from that of the Government. Brilliant!

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