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gah! That building frightens me deeply.
I've long felt that monstrosity is hands down the ugliest building in Chicago. It's not just bland but agressively, proudly proclaims its tastelesness. I imagine the residents proudly wearing 80's fashions and bad toupes while blasting Lawrence Welk on the stereo.
It's so bad it's good. I wonder if its notoriety increases the unit prices.
In my Meinung good Architecture will bring something new to the table yet respect and perhaps even compliment it's surrounding environment.
The thing that we can say with certainty about the building on the left is that if someone proposes demolishing it in 25 years, preservationists will have a fit.
It tries (and succeeds) to be different and unique, unlike so much modern architecture, and for that I like it. But yeah, the two definitely don't fit together.
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