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    Without a doubt that was the stupidest list I have ever seen. Especially due to the captions.

    The sky garage "sounds exhausting?"
    As gray and dour as a rain soaked Sunday Styles section? The Sunday Styles section is the most colorful section!

    What a moron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viktorkrum77 View Post
    Do most New Yorkers still despise the Met Life building (formerly Pan Am building)? Is it still, to date, the most hated building in New York City?

    Apart from that, what building do you most despise in NYC?
    That's one of the best buildings in the city. What are you talking about?

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    The Cityspire Center is one of the worst looking.

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    Regardless of whether or not any of these buildings are ugly, the list seems to be more concerned with some vague social commentary. Even that's not well done.

    How do you rate a building still covered in construction netting?

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    Social commentary in architecture writing?

    I can't believe it!

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    The anvil that the Daily News occupies...


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    A pompous list with no insight and nothing interesting to say.

    Anyone on this forum could compile a better list.


    Dross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3 View Post
    The anvil that the Daily News occupies...

    That's a beauty! What are you talking about!

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    The Four Seasons? That is one a BEAUTIFUL building. And, the lobby in this hotel is one of the most tasteful I have seen: most NYC (including the new plaza hotel) hotel lobbies in are pretty tacky - this one an exception to the rule.

    But really folks: the journalist here is clearly just 'taking-a-piss'.

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    Yes infoshares I agree with you the Four Seasons is very nice.

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    Thumbs up

    Big yay and thank you for that.

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    A more plausible list:

    The Gallerina Guide to NYC's Ugliest Buildings

    Thursday, June 03, 2010 - 04:00 PM
    By Carolina Miranda

    http://culture.wnyc.org/blogs/galler...est-buildings/




    Because not every structure can be beautiful: Our tribute to the City's ugly buildings. (Illustration by Shane Eichacker; Photo by digital_freak)



    I've never seen this building before:

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    Not so plausible when taken in whole.

    For example ...

    9. WHITNEY MUSEUM OF ART, Upper East Side (1963-66). Marcel Breuer's bunker/museum is historic, important and, in its day, seriously avant garde. The AIA describes it as a "must-be-seen modern object." But that doesn't make it pretty.


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    And why is this on the list?

    5. HEARST TOWER, Columbus Circle Area (1927-28 and 2006). On their own, each of the structures that comprise this unusual pairing are attractive. But, together, not so much. The structure consists of a zig-zagging, contemporary tower, designed by British starchitect Norman Foster, that emerges from the shell of a 1920s deco building -- an architectural juxtaposition that led the AIA's writers to draw a comparison to the belly-bursting monsters on Aliens. Not good.

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