In China, funky and ridiculous looking buildings are a serious issue. In fact, they're taken so seriously that Chinese president Xi Jinping asked developers to stop making strange buildings.
This "ring of life" cost hundreds of millions of yuan to build, and serves no actual purpose.
This eyesore of a ramshackle building is on Chongqing’s Foreigner Street.
This is the Sphinx building in Beijing. Ehh, I could take it or leave it.
This sort of looks like the zipper of a jacket, or some kind of evil tower.
This government building in Nanjing looks an awful lot like another government in Washington
The Fang Yuan Building here is supposed to resemble the look of an ancient coin. The result is one of the most controversial buildings in the country.
The building of the Le Grand Large Hotel resembles the three Taoist gods of wealth, fame, and long life.
Taihu Pearl Hotel.
This office building is supposed to resemble a wine bottle.
Apparently the "Linda Haiyu Plaza" was supposed to look like a fish. They clearly didn't get it right.
The "Gate of the Orient." It actually looks like a pair of pants with feet.
Welcome to the Phoenix Island development complex. These buildings are the definition of an eyesore.
The Chongqing Guotai Art Center
The "Century Sail" tower.