Friday, May 18, 2012

Ugly building

i pass by this building very often. its in boston (here), and its extremely ugly, creepy, neglected, fenced, huge and seemingly empty. it is in the same style as the city hall of boston, built in the brutalist style that i showed you earlier. i have tried several times now to capture its ugliness in its entirety, but didnt manage, its just too big! so, just a detail for this time..... it is still in use, although you wouldnt say that, as many of the stairs etc are fenced off.... the department of unemployment assistance is housed there (a reason to try to never become unemployed right there), as well as various other government services. 
it has many creepy corners and stairs and what not, so homeless people often use it (especially in winter) to sleep/sit/do whatever there. and now i just read on wikipedia that, although constructed in the beginning of the 70s, it was never completed...

6 comments:

Manon said...

Hoog Catharijne... ;)

Eyeliquor said...

Nice capture!

Kay said...

Strange, in addition to being ugly.

biebkriebels said...

I like the angle, makes it interesting, not so ugly.

NixBlog said...

Love the angle and perspective of this!

Jack said...

Terrific perspective, CaT. The '60s and '70s wer the source of a lot of bad architecture that is now being torn down. This one is deserving of a bulldozer, too.