Birmingham named UK's ugliest city
Thursday 16 October 2008
It’s official - Birmingham is the UK’s ugliest city. According to a new survey, it is home to the some of the nation's least-loved buildings.
In a poll carried out in conjunction with the launch of urban planning simulation Sim City Creator, 37 per cent of respondents decided that buildings such as the Birmingham Bullring and Birmingham Central Library made the Midlands city as the ugliest UK city overall.
Not even the city's residents were sympathetic to the building, with 40 per cent of Brummies agreeing that their city was home to the single ugliest building in the country.
Antony Gormley's Newcastle scultpture the Angel of the North was a surprise entry at third position in the poll, while the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh came in at number four. Manchester's Arndale shopping centre came in at number five despite a recent makeover.
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