Ugly Building Debate in Goshen, NY

The NYT has recently run a couple of articles (here and here) about the fate of the Orange County government building in Goshen, NY (4 hours south of Geneva).  The building was designed by Paul Rudolph and is an example of the brutalist style.  The local government wants to tear down the building while others want to preserve it.  What do you think?  I kind of like the look of this building.  It reminds me of Moshe Safdie’s  habitat 67 in Montreal, which is a well-loved and iconic building in Canada.

Here is the Orange County government building:

Image: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times

And here is Safdie’s habitat 67:

Image:  Timothy Hursley


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