Beauty is subjective, beauty is in the eye of the beholder—most of us were taught to never judge a book by its cover. Or, more simply put, to not be superficial. However, scientists argue that aesthetic appreciation of beauty is hard-wired into our brains—we can't escape it. Subconsciously or consciously, we all like to look at beautiful creatures, be it an animal, or a building.

Therefore, some people that are more leaning towards traditional architecture are worried that the notion of beauty in buildings is fading away. As cities all over the world are experiencing globalization, the newly designed buildings can sometimes look awfully alike, even if they were built thousands of miles apart. We're all familiar with the glass boxes in the prestigious areas of cities, that, according to some, are lacking that certain kind of charm, or je ne sais quoi, that makes them unique in their own way. But before we get all judgy, we want to let you decide what you think of these building renovations. Bored Panda has made you a list of before and after pictures of some buildings around the world that were renovated in a way that didn't sit right with some people. Do they look good to you? Scroll down below to see them all and tell us your opinion!

#1

Tangopaso Report

Felix Feline
Community Member
6 months ago

Millions of Euros to cover the building with mirrors and steel. How many birds are killed each year by this?

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#2

Szawel Sauliazauras Report

Jessica Nametz
Community Member
6 months ago

so sad

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#3

Trad_West_Arch Report

Mimi Kumar
Community Member
6 months ago

Ah nooo, the first one was so pretty

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#4

Szawel Sauliazauras Report

GeoSushi
Community Member
6 months ago

I kinda like how it looks.

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#5

L'évolution du patrimoine bâti Report

Jessica Nametz
Community Member
6 months ago

I am guessing the tower of the church was declared a national landmark and that's why it's still there and they built the rest around. Big yuck...

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#6

Szawel Sauliazauras Report

idkwhatsmyname
Community Member
6 months ago

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they both look bad

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#7

Western_Trad Report

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
6 months ago

why???

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#8

Branko Milošević Report

GeoSushi
Community Member
6 months ago

WHY!!!

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#9

City of Toronto Archives Report

leafy_tree
Community Member
6 months ago

wow, so spiky

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#10

architectural.revival Report

GeoSushi
Community Member
6 months ago

SAD :(

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#11

Arch_Revival_ Report

Mimi Kumar
Community Member
6 months ago

Why Yellow!

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#12

Trad_West_Arch Report

leafy_tree
Community Member
6 months ago

nooo....they ruined the historical atmosphere

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#13

jordiaeiou Report

Popcorn Colonel
Community Member
6 months ago

What I don't get is that they keep the general shape and throw all the beauty and architecture of the window. SMH

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#14

skyscrapercity Report

Bobby Stahr
Community Member
6 months ago

Sigh

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#15

skyscrapercity Report

Bobby Stahr
Community Member
6 months ago

a big OOOOPS

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#16

MrDiegolito Report

Monika Rhodes
Community Member
6 months ago

Idk, I kind of like the NOW better.

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#17

architectural.revival Report

Mimi Kumar
Community Member
6 months ago

The roof of the right building is completely lopsided

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#18

L'évolution du patrimoine bâti Report

Robert Sumner
Community Member
6 months ago

🎶 I only want to be with you 🎶

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#19

L'évolution du patrimoine bâti Report

Kyle D
Community Member
6 months ago

Odd they kept the graffiti on the side.

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#20

skyscrapercity Report

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Community Member
6 months ago

Well THAT is character-free...

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#21

L'évolution du patrimoine bâti et des paysages au Québec Report

Bobby Stahr
Community Member
6 months ago

X

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#22

architectural.revival Report

Jessica Nametz
Community Member
6 months ago

At least the church is still there!

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