The Ugliest Building in Madras contest

Madras, seriously, must be the home of Ugly buildings. (Yes, Ugly with a capital U) Granted, there are some awesome buildings around, but they are oh so few and oh so far between.

Right, here’s something I want you, my dear readers, to do. Go out now, yes, now (or, ok, tomorrow) and find that one building that you absolutely, positively hate. That one building that makes you want to take out that sledgehammer and get to work on pulling it down.

Once you find that favourite (ahem) of yours, click a photo of it – digital camera/film/phone-camera/a sketch/whatever and send it to me – or post as a comment to this entry – or better yet, post to the Metroblogging Chennai flickr group (which you should join, like NOW). After which, we will all vote for the most hated building ever.

I hope to see some real fug-uglies.

8 Comments so far

  1. Siva (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 11:54 pm


    Am eagerly waiting to see the pics of the ugliest buildings.. first I dont understand by what you mean, coz I only see old buildings and new buildings.. or old building that are not maintained properly.. I dont see them ugly. Anyhow let me wait and watch.


  2. Siva (unregistered) on February 10th, 2007 @ 12:01 am

    BTW, Chandra.. how about showcasing those awesome buildings here. Am not sure if they are already part of the Metroblogging Flickr group.

  3. Sathish (unregistered) on February 10th, 2007 @ 1:52 am

    I nominate the “Pothys” building in Usman road to be the worst building, closely followed by Sankarapandian stores building in the same road

  4. suppamani (unregistered) on February 10th, 2007 @ 2:44 am

    The building which is opposite to Loyala College in which the malaysian embassy is now working is an eyesore to everybody with its dark green colour glass pannelling.

  5. Chandrachoodan Gopalakrishnan (unregistered) on February 10th, 2007 @ 7:03 am

    Shiva: I hope my mail explains what I meant. As for the better buildings, I promise, the other end of this post will soon be made.

    Sathish: Thank you. Any photos?

    Suppamani: I agree, that building is really bad on the eye. Any photos?

  6. in2mind (unregistered) on February 10th, 2007 @ 2:59 pm

    Siva(&ChandraChoodan), If you are looking for pics of good looking buildings in Chennai (or any other city in the world) check out the forum at

    There are some great pics…

    Highrise buildings of Chennai

    Chennai’s(Madras) architectural heritage

  7. thennavan (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 1:17 am

    ChennaiCentral is the worst blogding ;-).

  8. Siva (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 10:31 pm

    Thennavan…!!! For me Chennai Central is one of the beautiful building.. Chennai city is synonymous with Central Building.. wonderful architecture.

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