Federation Square Ranks as One of World’s Ugliest Buildings

Federation SquareIT was designed to replace an eyesore – but Melbourne’s high profile Federation Square site, across from the Flinders Street station, has been dubbed one of the 10 ugliest buildings in the world, according to a Virtual Tourist report.

Fed Square ranks with Kosovo’s National Library, and a US-building inspired by a potato (Virginia’s Markel Building).

Baltimore’s Morris A Mechanic Theatre building was dubbed the ugliest, according to the survey which is into its second year. Images of all buildings are at the bottom of this article.

Other developments to rank in the list include North Korea’s Ryugyong Hotel, Canada’s Royal Ontario Museum, the Petrobras Headquarters in Brazil, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Zizkov Television Tower in Prague.

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Dainty Leases Prominent Federation Square Building to Host Local Leg of ABBAWorld

ABBADAINTY Consolidated Entertainment has chosen boutique space formerly occupied by the Australian Racing Museum, to host the local leg of the ABBAWorld tour from June.

ABBAWorld will be based at Federation Square’s Yarra Building, which overlooks the Yarra River, between the Transport building (currently for sale at around $30 million) and the BMW Edge building.

The Yarra Building will be reconfigured into an interactive museum with 25 themed rooms, ABBA memorabilia – and a space visitors can digitally appear in film clips and on album covers with the band.

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