Somebody in Hungary thought that designing high voltage towers in a shape that vaguely resembles a clown is a good idea. As if high voltage towers and their potential cancer-inducing powers weren't terrifying enough. Somebody needs to get fired.
The argument is that the shape will beautify and make big industrial objects more attractive. The reality is that this thing just looks even more horrible than a regular tower, like the unholy children produced after an orgy between a clown, a spider and Zelda's Tingle with his nipples tied to a power plug. It's like painting a waste processing plant sky blue with birds on it. At the end of the day, it's just a waste processing plant painted in blue with some fake birds over it.
What's next? High voltage towers designed to look like mimes? Because I can't think of anything more horrifying than that. Except Nazis. It's Nazis, then mimes, clowns, cockroaches and spiders. Pandas come on sixth place.
But I digress. If you want to make industrial objects and buildings less horrible, just design them to be pretty as is. [The Telegraph — Thanks Matt Hardigree!]