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7 Other 'Hated' Buildings That Could Use More Love

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Built in 1968, the Boston City Hall is no stranger to the title of "<a href="http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2008/11/15/city_hall_picked_one_of_worlds_ugliest_buildings/">World's Ugliest Building</a>."—Photo via <a href="https://www.flickr
Built in 1968, the Boston City Hall is no stranger to the title of "World's Ugliest Building."—Photo via

Over the weekend, T Magazine published a fascinating piece in which Curbed's very own architecture critic Alexandra Lange turned the mic over to seven of the world's leading architects. Their task? To play devil's advocate for some of the "most hated buildings" around the world. In a few hundred words, Zaha Hadid argued that the embattled Orange County Government Center in Goshen, NY "enacted democracy through spatial integration," Ada Tolla argued the Vele Di Scampia housing project in Naples, Italy, showed how megastructures could potentially solve urban overpopulation, and so on. Judging by reader reactions on Twitter, some people didn't quite hate the buildings mentioned at all. Meanwhile, others had their own ideas of which structures should be on the list. Many fingers pointed at Boston's very controversial, very Brutalist City Hall (↑).

Below, six more buildings that were called out on Twitter for inclusion in Lange's star-studded thought exercise. Have your own pick? Sound out in the comments.


· Seven Leading Architects Defend the World's Most Hated Buildings [T Magazine]
· Five Ways Michael Graves Would Salvage The Portland Building [Curbed]
· Judge Stalls Demolition of Paul Rudolph's Government Center [Curbed]