A Four Points Sheraton Hotel has just opened in a rehabbed garage/auto showroom just off Michigan Avenue. A building's got to be pretty bad if it looked a whole lot better when it was covered in Tyvek.
For a look at a building that adds something to the urban fabric rather than trying to kill it off, check out Archidose's entry on the Mercat de Santa Caterina in Barcelona, designed by the office of the late Eric Miralles.
Even the picture of that building is a little painful.
I liked that old building before they butchered it. From what I remember it was a nice, quiet Modern design that wasn't exceptional but surely wasn't mundane nor an eyesore.
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