Why can’t a building be difficult?

“…The Daily News writer interviewed another Yale alumnus, Paul Goldberger, architecture critic for The New Yorker, who said [Paul Rudolph’s Art and Architecture Building] was one of the great buildings of its time. ‘It’s a difficult building, a problematic building, but a lot of great literature and music is difficult,’ he said. ‘Why can’t a building be difficult?’”

Student Newspaper Gets an Early Look at Yale’s Architecture-Building Project
Chronicle of Higher Education “Buildings and Grounds 2/7/08

Refers to: A&A Building renovation to restore historic elements Paul Needham Yale Daily News 2/6/08
Note: Paul Rudolph’s Art and Architecture Building even has its own stamp!

However, a few years ago Forbes Magazine also listed it as one of the top ten ugliest buildings in the world:

The World’s Ugliest Buildings Betsy Schiffman

Posted by: Tanya


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