Unique or ugly?

By Global Times Source:Agencies Published: 2016-2-18 19:16:31

Debate has been building around these recent additions to China's skylines among social media users over their unusual architectural designs. What do you think? Innovative and unique or simply bizarre? Photos: Agencies

CCTV headquarters in Beijing, known as the “Big Underpants” for its crotch-like shape.


National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing


Beijing National Stadium, or “Bird’s Nest”


Guangzhou TV Tower in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province is nicknamed “Slim Waist.”


Harbin Opera House in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province


Artist rendition of Junhao Central Park in Beijing (currently under construction).


The Oriental Door in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, known by locals as “Long Johns Tower.”


Hangzhou Olympic Sports Expo Center in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, nicknamed the “Bikini Building.”


Artist rendition of China Zun in Beijing (currently under construction).


The “Kitchen Trio” (from left): Shanghai World Financial Center, Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center earned this culinary nickname for their respective resemblance to a bottle opener, an egg beater and a basting syringe.


Table Tennis Building in Huainan Olympic Park, Anhui Province.


L'Avenue, Shanghai.


Giant Tea Pot in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province


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