06 March 2007

Another Ugly, Brutalist, I'm Sorry MODERNIST, Building Gets The Death It Deserves, NYT Critic Appalled, Naturally

Mid-century Modernism in architecture was mostly about the brutal, the inhuman, and the ugly. A squat, ugly, concrete monstrosity that I doubt is viewed with affection by any sane person will hopefully get the death it deserves.

The building threatened is admittedly less ugly than most of its contemporaries, but just cause it has been around awhile, doesn't mean it's worth preserving.

My rule of thumb for architecture, if it was built between 1960-1980, probably best to tear the sucker down. Some seriously ugly buildings were erected in that time frame (at least locally, in your area, your mileage may vary, but I doubt it).

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