Message - Re: Ugliest Building in New York?

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Posted by  Paul Malo on October 01, 2002 at 19:16:06:

In Reply to:  Re: Ugliest Building in New York? posted by Peter on October 01, 2002 at 18:03:55:

Thanks. This image conveys the theatricality of the project, with dark sky and dramatic lighting. In the actual light of day, this is a stage set, as thin as painted scenery.

The best adjective I can think of is "camp." If you know this term, if refers to intentional tastelessness, a mock artlessness that is tongue-in-cheek, really mocking what it purports to be artless about. This building was not designed by sixth-grade children. It was designed by adults who are mocking sixth-graders, supposing this to be fun.

As the venerable Queen said, "We are not amused."

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