Welcome to Friday Open Threads, a new series wherein we'll pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, etc. Have something you want discussed? Let us know.
Last week we sat back and admired Curbed Philly readers’ favorite buildings in this old city. Some beautiful buildings rolled in, from the old Stock Exchange in Old City to the iconic PSFS skyscraper in Center City.
But for this week’s Open Thread, we’re doing a 180 and asking you to dish on your least favorite—okay, ugliest—building in Philadelphia.
Need some inspiration? Here’s a map of seven spots that made Curbed’s list of the ugliest buildings in Philly, based on architectural critiques when they were first built. (Teaser: Architecture critic Inga Saffron, never one to mince words, called the Symphony House "the ugliest new condo building in Philadelphia.")
So: What say you? Is it the Hale Building on Juniper and Chestnut, once called a "monstrosity?" Or maybe it’s a newer construction that leaves a bad taste in your mouth every time you have to walk by. Either way, let us know. (And remember: To each his or her own!)