Renzo Piano’s New York Times ‘Paradise’ is the Ugliest Building in New York

0621times 1 Renzo Pianos New York Times Paradise is the Ugliest Building in New YorkThe American Institute of Architects new Guide to New York City has named Renzo Piano’s New York Times tower at 620 Eighth Avenue the ugliest building in the city, according to the Daily News.

The Times faced stiff competition on the list of uglies from the likes of the T.G.I. Friday’s on Fifth Avenue (number 9) and Trump Tower on East 56th Street (number 4).

The Times own architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff called the building “a paradise by comparison” to the old Times building when it first opened. Not everyone was convinced.

Meanwhile Mr. Piano has been selected to design the new downtown headquarters of the Whitney, so that bodes well?

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