The Ugliest Building in Mexico

Avenida de Chapultepec bldg 2

This spectacularly-ugly building on Avenida de Chapultepec, near the Zona Rosa section of Mexico City, looks (from the above angle) like a solitary brick wall that the city forgot to demolish. The Steren store on the bottom floor only makes the rest of the façade look worse in comparison.

Avenida de Chapultepec bldg 1

The second view gives the scalene triangle-shaped edifice a bit of dimension, but alas, Manhattan’s Flatiron Building it ain’t. Quite remarkably, this perspective also manages to capture several other architectural eyesores in the same frame. Other blocks of Avenida Chapultepec are quite lovely, however, and even feature sculpture art in the median. I am simply stumped as to what the heck happened here.

Happy Friday!

Author: gringopotpourri

Gringo - aka Scott - was born outside of Chicago and has lived most of his life in or around big cities. He spent two years of his adult life in Mexico City (talk about big cities!) and fell in love with Mexican food, history, and women, all while weathering the culture shock. Life's journey has since brought him to rural Tennessee, perhaps the biggest culture shock of them all. Scott also enjoys movies, hiking, and travel in general.

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