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August 2012

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Presenting the First Baptist so-called Church of Hammond, Indiana, serving deep-fried Rotarian-style Christianity in the big box format.

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July 2012

Signage in the Countryside zone of the Olympic Village built for the London 2012 Olympic Games in Stratford, east London

London 2012 Olympic “Village” for athletes designed by the firm Delancey and Qatari Diar.  

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June 2012

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Welcome to Cough Triangle, Brooklyn, NY – yes that is its real name – tucked neatly between the reeking Gowanus Canal and the Gowanus Expressway.

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May 2012

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This street could not be more normal across America. It is Ohio River Blvd, Bellevue, PA.  

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April 2012

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Presenting the new Regional Transportation Center in Greenfield, Massachusetts, another humdinger from the anti-urban bureaucratic goodie-bag, clocking in at $13 million.

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March 2012

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Techno-grandiosity meets exercise in futility: an art installation, so-called, by Michael Heizer titled Levitated Mass.

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February 2012

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Techno-grandiosity rears its sleek, mystifying surfaces in the proposal for Cornell University’s new Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island, New York City designed by the corporate androids at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, LLP.

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January 2012

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Get a load of where our heads are at in the USA as 2012 arrives on the scene. Family Fun Walk on a nine-laner, anyone?

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December 2011

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Presenting the M2 building, Tokyo, architect Kengo Kuma, dating from wa-a-a-y back in 1991, a Post-Modernist (PoMo) classic (no pun intended).

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November 2011

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Take a honkin’ good look at this crosswalk in Reading, Pennsylvania (North 5th Street Highway and South Temple Boulevard).

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October 2011

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Presenting the ATT Arts Center (including the Dee and Charles Wyly Theater) Dallas, Texas, designed by New York City based REX architects.

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September 2011

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Presenting the proposed National Music Center in Calgary, Alberta Province, yet another Canadian museum tumor overtaking the organs of a city, designed by Allied Works.

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August 2011

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Maybe more like what-the-fuck? of the month. How crazy are we here in America? Perhaps the “Landscape Urbanists” of the Harvard GSD are behind this exercise in environmental heroism.

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July 2011

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Presenting the Lamar Building, Augusta, Georgia. The original Beaux Arts structure dates from 1913.   

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June 2011

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Presenting “The Shard,” London’s new world-class skyscraper – “a city in the sky!” – by the ever cutting-edge maestro Renzo Piano.

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May 2011

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Presenting the new General Schuyler Emergency Squad headquarters in Northumberland, New York, about six miles east of Saratoga Springs.

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