25 Buildings to Demolish Right Now

When proportion, balance, form and function come together in a delicate harmony, architecture is nothing short of an art form. But when, on occasion, those principles clash, the results can be eye-searingly awful. We asked 15 architects and our own staff to weigh-in on what buildings, given the chance, they'd take a wrecking ball to.

Editors of California Home and Design
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    I-95 Freeway in Philadelphia, PA

    It may not be a building, but Andrew Dunbar of San Francisco's Interstice Architects says that the City of Brotherly Love could stand to ditch this monstrosity. The I-95 was built along Philadelphia’s waterfront when the car was a welcome guest in our cities. Sadly, Philadelphia is missing out on an opportunity that cities like San Francisco and New York have taken advantage of: making the waterfront a green zone for people. Currently, the only way to see Philadelphia’s waterfront is speeding past in a car.

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