Why Ugly Buildings Matter

Llewellyn Hinkes-Jones makes a strong argument for why ugly buildings deserve some love.
January 12, 2012, 11am PST | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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As the Brutalist buildings conceived and built during the 1960s and 70s reach middle age, it is time to consider whether they deserve the protections of their more elegant forefathers.

According to the author, "These behemoth structures of Béton brut, most built in the 1960s and ‘70s, are slowly crumbling from wear and disrepair, ignored by communities that no longer want the burden of upkeep of a giant, lifeless rock. But even horrendously ugly and soulless abominations are part of our architectural heritage and need to be preserved for future generations."

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Published on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 in The Atlantic Cities
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