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09/17/2012 04:15 pm ET

The World's Ugliest Skyscrapers (PHOTOS)

They spark our wanderlust, they inspire citizens and, occasionally, they stand as monuments to human ingenuity. But oftentimes skyscrapers also proudly display humankind's hubris -- and remarkably bad taste.

Around the world, cities known for stunning skylines are also dotted with architectural atrocities that never should've been built.

Some experts have now gone so far as to question whether these structures ruin the tourism appeal of their cities. (It remains an open question.)

While there's always a bit of (necessary) capriciousness to lists like these, HuffPost Travel is hardly alone in condemning these particular elevated eyesores.

Ugly Skyscrapers around the World

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