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Washington Post Singles Out ROM as Worst of the Decade in Architecture

More bad news for the ROM today. The now infamous Michael Lee-Chin Crystal that's probably still the most in-vogue thing in Toronto to hate these days has just been crowded the worst single piece of architecture of the decade by the Washington Post.

According to the article's author Philip Kennicott, the Daniel Libeskind designed masterpiece/monstrosity "surpasses the ugliness of bland functional buildings by being both ugly and useless....go inside and you need a map to move around its irrational and baffling dead spaces. Curators seem as baffled and frustrated by it as casual visitors."

In its defense I will say that the ROM is at least the most talked about building in Toronto. Good or bad, we Torontonians love to be part of the global conversation - any global conversation - and if it happens to be about bad architecture, well, so be it.

Photo by Mr. Mark


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