ARCHITECTURE: I Love the Idea of Grade X Buildings
I LOVE THIS IDEA. Channel 4 in Britain has been sponsoring "Demolition," where nominations have been solicited for the most ugly buildings in the United Kingdom. According to Londonist, the idea is that the "that the unlucky winner will be knocked down." Here's the Top 10, for those who fancy themselves as experts in ugly British buildings.
If written before about the idea originated by George Ferguson, the president of the Royal Institute of British Architects, to declare certain buildings as Grade X, worthy for demolition. I think D.C. could stand to benefit from this idea. K Street could be a much more beautiful thoroughfare.
>> "The UK’s Architecture: The Bad, And The Ugly" [Londonist]
>> "DUPONT CIRCLE: Grade X Buildings" [The Washington Oculus]