July 31, 2015 Leave a comment
Did you know that some of the world’s most beloved buildings were once hated by thousands?
Iconic designs such as The Eiffel Tower, Tower Bridge, and Empire State Building all gained bad reputations when first built, but now are seen as innovative and symbolic of their home cities.
For example, the famous writer Guy de Maupassant described the Eiffel Tower as a “tall skinny pyramid of iron ladders, this giant and disgraceful skeleton”. Some people even looked forward to the Tower being taken down as scheduled (a day which never passed).
Read more about the world’s most controversial buildings here and tell us what you think.