What's The Ugliest Building In Montana?

What is the old saying "beauty is in the eye of the beholder?"

Well, according to a certain website no one is beholding this building as it's been named the ugliest in all of Montana.

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Business Insider has put out a list of the ugliest buildings in every state, and I'm not sure I can agree with their choice when it comes to Montana.

It's not even because Thumper from the movie Bambi taught me "if you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all."

I just don't think it's all that ugly, but maybe the current owners do, because it's now on the market for sale or lease.

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The First Interstate Center In Missoula Montana

Is This Really The Ugliest Building In Montana?

Missoula, Montana is home to the First Interstate Center, which Business Insider has claimed is the ugliest building in the state.

Now granted I'm no Art Vandelay, so I am probably pretty ignorant when it comes to architectural design, but is this building really all that ugly?

I feel this building looks like any standard business building from any downtown business district in any city across America, or am I wrong?

The front of the First Interstate Center in Missoula Montana

The First Interstate Center Was Built In 2009

Construction on the building was started in 2008 as part of the Missoula Downtown Master Plan, which was looking to not only preserve the historical heritage of buildings downtown but also see new buildings added.

I think Business Insider couldn't find any building that was truly ugly in Montana so they just pulled this one out of a hat and called it day.

What do you think? Is this the ugliest building in Montana, or do you have another suggestion? Let us know through our app or email me your opinion.


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