Posts Tagged ‘brutalism’

Is Boring Better Than Ugly?

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." –Jeremiah 29:11
So reads a banner facing the corner of 16th and I streets NW, affixed to a concrete wall of the Third Church of Christ, Scientist. The [...]

The FBI Building is a Disaster

The brutalist, 36-year-old J. Edgar Hoover building, which houses the Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters in an entire block on Pennsylvania Avenue, has long been maligned as downtown D.C.'s ugliest edifice. Demolishing it, though, would be so costly that the federal government hasn't even been able to consider it.
It appears, however, that conditions inside are [...]