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St George Wharf (from 2000)

Is this one of the ugliest buildings in the world? Apparently so.  It frequently features high in polls of ugly buildings.  Personally I can think of several dozen in the neighbourhood that I would rather get rid of first but why not pay a visit and make up your own mind.  

(Comment: When the first block went up my daughter, then a toddler, looked up at the butterfly roof and said ‘Look,  A giant book.’...now I can’t see anything else.)  

Developments like this are probably pointing the way to the future of the Vauxhall, Nine Elms, Battersea (VNEB) Opportunity Area.  As big as St George Wharf seems the development will be dwarfed by the planned sky scrapers up to 35 possibly 50 floors.

St George Wharf court yard St George Wharf with butterfly - giant book - rooves