Buildings For The Rubbish Heap
The president of the Royal Institute of British Architects is proposing "Grade X," a new category to classify buildings that deserve to be demolished.
"Mr. Ferguson argues that a Grade X listing could release fiscal incentives to demolish ugly buildings and discourage developers from trying to rescue them with superficial face-lifts. He also says such a policy would bring political rewards. Yet unless a developer prizes the land on which a Grade X building stands, the cost of razing it could be prohibitive."
Thanks to Deborah Myerson