6 'Epic Architecture Fails'

Jason Fargo follows the announcement that the FBI will soon set up shop outside of the infamous and despised J Edgar Hoover Building in Washington D.C. by listing six buildings that residents of cities "love to hate."

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August 10, 2014, 1:00 PM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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The methodology for creating the list is not exactly scientific, but here's how Fargo describes the premise for this list: "even unsuccessful buildings are part of our cities’ history, and part of the pleasure of being a city-dweller is finding buildings that you can love to hate, like these six."

The list includes buildings from architectural heavy-hitters like Rem Koolhaas, Edward Durrell Stone, and the much-derided-of-late Santiago Calatrava. And yes, Boston's Government Service Center is on the list.

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