Comment 2867

By Ted Mitchell (registered) | Posted January 10, 2007 at 11:50:15

I would not call the current HCC style "brutalism". How about "ugly" ?

One of the most beautiful buildings in Hamilton is the Hunter St. GO station. The "charm" (ok, ok) about Brutalism is that form and function intersect. Where else has that happened before or since?

I once read "Ontarians never met a style of architecture they did not embrace" (meaning they tend to mix them together to make a sort of ugly chimera.)

What really matters are the width of the sidewalks and the opportunities for pedestrian street life and economic health.

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