Eric Trump's taste in architectural aesthetics was questioned on Tuesday when he touted a building with his family's surname slapped on the facade as the "most beautiful building in the world."
One of the most beautiful buildings in the world! @TrumpChicago #TrumpHotels https://t.co/LxGQhUXH07— Eric Trump (@Eric Trump)1535484353.0
It didn't take long for him to be relentlessly mocked for it.
@EricTrump @TrumpChicago Now Eric, you know that’s not true.— John (@John)1535486862.0
Twitter users provided him with examples of monuments in the world that are more deserving of the accolade.
@EricTrump @TrumpChicago Have you never been around the world!?— Ninja Poet (@Ninja Poet)1535487947.0
@GittlemanStuart @njapoet @EricTrump @TrumpChicago Even so, Russia has some pretty beautiful buildings.— Dark Satanic Mills (@Dark Satanic Mills)1535576490.0
@EricTrump @TrumpChicago Not really, go to Europe to see some beautiful buildings...this is glass and steel, and it… https://t.co/CrTajiOrUJ— Ellie B (@Ellie B)1535519907.0
Others provided better examples worthy of the distinction as best in the world, like the Taj Mahal in India, or Mont Saint-Michel along the Normandy coast of France.
@EricTrump @TrumpChicago Views of an Englishman - Yeah.....that Taj Mahal, St Basils Cathedral, Milan Cathedral Duo… https://t.co/Cp3xNP0F6q— Drewsaa (@Drewsaa)1535519776.0
Classic and modern marvels were brought up in comparison.
@EricTrump @TrumpChicago How about these. https://t.co/f6DdPdZQ8J— Linda. (@Linda.)1535511634.0
Conceptually, this person had a different interpretation of beauty.
@EricTrump @TrumpChicago One of the most beautiful buildings in the world! https://t.co/NKxZXdiBbM— Cliff Hillis (@Cliff Hillis)1535484968.0
"Beautiful" was replaced with a more appropriate description:
@EricTrump @TrumpChicago *most ridiculous— Brenda (@Brenda)1535484491.0
Chicago is known to boast many architectural wonders, but the Trump Tower is not among the highest-rated.
@EricTrump @TrumpChicago Are you kidding me? It’s not even in the top 5 in Chicago.— Joe Tuma (@Joe Tuma)1535493311.0
@EricTrump @TrumpChicago I live in Chicago and not only is is not one of the most beautiful in the world, it’s not… https://t.co/Z54pKNTJNE— car (@car)1535497687.0
@EricTrump @TrumpChicago Funny. We were just in the neighborhood and passersby don’t agree with you. Do you think… https://t.co/xKDFXK7PCS— Sonya007 (@Sonya007)1535490390.0
Overall, the mirrored facade with the president's name didn't get high marks.
@EricTrump @TrumpChicago Not even in the top 100 in this country, much less worldwide.— Mrs. Bucky Barnes (@Mrs. Bucky Barnes)1535500356.0
The 98-story skyscraper was designed by architect Adrian Smith of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and construction was completed in 2009. It sits along the north side of the Chicago River, a block from the southern end of the Magnificent Mile.
While the reflected surfaces of the brushed stainless steel and clear anodized aluminum panels don't exactly make the structure a complete eyesore, the general consensus was certainly contrary to the mocked trustee of the Trump Organization.