Even after renovations to City Hall Plaza and welcoming of the Royal family to that very space, nothing seems to distract from the sheer disapproval Bostonians hold for the architectural design of Boston City Hall. And the ironic thing is…Bostonians are responsible for this news.
Buildworld curated a list of the ugliest buildings in the world based on the percentage of negative criticism surrounding a particular building. With the employment of a sentiment AI tool, Buildworld scanned Twitter for buildings with the most criticism specifically on the subject of architectural design.
25.03% of tweets found criticized Boston City Hall, making it the 2nd “ugliest” building in America and 4th ugliest in the world. The top 5 ugliest buildings based on negative Twitter criticism are:
Scottish Parliamint Building in Edinburg, Scotland: 42.07%
J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington D.C.: 37.84%
Newport Station in Newport, Wales: 25.73%
Boston City Hall in Boston, MA: 25.03%
Preston Train Station in Preston, England: 20.24%
Tweets regarding City Hall criticized everything from the “waste of space” to the unattractive face of the building.