Harold Washington Library One of World’s Ugliest Buildings?
Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin points out that Chicago’s central library the Harold Washington Library (seen below) received the dubious honor of being one of the 15 ugliest buildings in the world, according to Travel & Leisure Magazine the publishers of the list. However as both Kamin and the list-makers concede: “The really ugly buildings, as the story accompanying the list says, are the anonymous ones where architects aren’t even trying to make a statement.” Read Kamin’s whole article here.
Image: The Harold Washington Library in downtown Chicago. Taken by Douglas Kaye, 2005