15 Times Buildings Were Replaced And Looked 10x Worse

Renovation helps improve the structure, style, comfort and value of a building. But what if the supposed ‘improvement’ went horribly wrong? Just like these renovated buildings that went from ‘magnificent’ to ‘terrible’. The result is so shockingly bad that you will wish you could turn back time to get these buildings back to the way they were before.

We get it, nothing is permanent in this world. Nothing is immune to the unstoppable pressure of Father Time. So even the most grandiose buildings will wear down over time. If you see several historical buildings still proudly standing even today, that is because these old structures have undergone numerous renovations. However, some architects decide to ‘modernize’ these classical buildings, hoping to enhance the space and appearance. So, instead of restoring the building’s original architectural design, they would opt to redesign the entire building to give it a new look.

 

Renovated Buildings: Then Vs Now

But is it really a good idea to transform classical buildings into modern styles? While it’s true that architecture keeps on evolving, we honestly believe that long-standing structures should be preserved as living testaments of our history and culture. Naturally, these old structures will deteriorate in time. But there are several ways to repair and restore them without altering the original design. Unfortunately, these buildings ended up losing their former glory for eternity. And it’s a bit infuriating to see how modern architects simply erased the historical elements in them.

 

Of course, the result is utterly disappointing. While we admit that modern architecture has its advantages over classical architecture, this should not be used as an excuse to efface the architectural styles of the buildings. Sure, industrialized materials used in modern structures such as glass and steel look perfect in contemporary buildings and homes. But the same can’t be said for centuries-old structures. At least the architects who renovated these have learned an important lesson. And we’re quite sure you’ll agree with us when we say that cultural heritage such as these historic buildings should be preserved, not redesigned.

 

So, let’s take a look at some more terrible makeovers

 

 

 

 

 

 

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