Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Visual Eyesore


This building is possibly Beijing's ugliest one.

And yes, it's a government building - the China Travel Service (CTS) Hotel.

The gray hotel is topped with gold-coloured tiles. But what has to be the most bizarre thing are these turrets on the corners. I wonder what having a corner room is like with all those angles on the windows.

The building is located near a major four-leaf clover freeway so I pass by it quite often. And it's a piece of architecture I wish I didn't have to see! While it does stand out, it sticks out for all the wrong reasons.

Hopefully CTS will want to update its look and get with the times. Soon.

1 comment:

ks said...

beauty is in the eye of the beholder. may be the architecs are trying to emulate some oriental flare in the building . the roof turret and the flying edge reminescent of south asia architecture. it is a hybrid of east and west . we can compare it with the oriental building at the tivoli garden in copenhagen.