The 'Ugliest Building' in Rotterdam Is Transformed Into the World's Coolest McDonald's

Quite an upgrade by Mei Architects

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A building that was once voted the ugliest in Rotterdam, Holland, has been transformed into a striking McDonald's that some are likening to an Apple Store.

The original structure, from the 1960s, was horribly dated, with an undistinguished two-story glass facade that sort of vomited onto the Coolsingel, a busy midtown thoroughfare, from the greying bricks of an old post office behind it. (Vomit is an architectural term, right? We're talking about McD's, so I'll stick by it.)

Here's a vintage photo of the building:

In recent years it housed a McDonald's, but the chain was unhappy with its digs and wanted an upgrade.



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