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(*****) The New York Post : "10 Buildings We Love To Hate"
(-- The List of Philip Nobel, architect and contributing editor at Metropolis magazine. Adam Tihany, an architect best known for his designs of the restaurants Jean Georges, Artos and Palladin. Seth Kamil, president of Big Onion tours and a ubiquitous presence on the streets of this town. Peter Elliot, Bloomberg Radio restaurant critic and a longtime architecture critic. Carol Willis, director of the Skyscraper Museum in lower Manhattan. )

  1. The Lipstick Building, 885 Third Ave at 53rd Street, New York 1986 -- Philip Johnson
  2. One Union Square South, New York 1999 -- Davis Brody Bond
  3. The Corinthian Apartments, 330 E. 38th St, near First Avenue, New York 1987 -- Der Scutt
  4. The MetLife (Pan Am) Building, 200 Park Ave at 43rd Street, New York 1963 --
  5. Equitable Building, 787 Seventh Ave., at West 51st Street, New York 1986 --
  6. New York Coliseum,10 Columbus Circle, New York 1956 --
  7. Jacob K Javits Federal Office Building, 26 Federal Plaza, New York 1967 --
  8. The Soho Grand Hotel, 310 West Broadway, New York 1996 --
  9. ASCAP Building, One Lincoln Plaza, New York 1971 -- Philip Birnbaum
  10. I S 131, 100 Hester St., New York 1983 --

(*****) The New York Post : "Apple of Our Eyes"
(-- The List of Peter Elliot, a lay architecture critic and radio host; Philip Nobel, contributing editor of Metropolis magazine; Seth Kamil, Big Onion walking tour leader; )

  1. World Trade Center, New York, 1972
  2. McGraw-Hill Building, 330 W 42nd St (over the Port Authority Bus Terminal), 1931
  3. Civic Center Synagogue building at 49 White St, TriBeCa/ SoHo1967
  4. TWA Terminal, Kennedy Airport 1978 -- Eero Saarinen
  5. Park Slope, Brooklyn
  6. Sniffen Court, between Lexington and Third avenues off East 36th Street, Manhattan (a block-long strip of 10 carriage houses)
  7. Prospect Park West
  8. 15 Park Row, 1899

(*****) The New York City Chapter of the AIA : "Five Gems Of The City"
(-- In 1997, the New York City Chapter of the American Institute of Architects asked 4,000 architects and New Yorkers to name their favorite buildings)

  1. The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Ave at East 42nd Street, 1930
  2. Rockefeller Center, Fifth to Sixth Avenues, West 48th to 50th streets, 1940
  3. Grand Central Terminal, East 42nd Street at Park Avenue, 1913
  4. The Flatiron Building, 175 Fifth Ave. at East 23rd Street, 1902
  5. The Seagram Building, 375 Park Ave. at East 53rd Street, 1958

(*****) The New York Post Readers : "five most hated"
(-- List of Post readers for the city's ugliest building)

  1. Trump Tower
    "Other Trump buildings"
  2. Madison Square Garden / Penn Station
  3. United Nations
  4. AT&T Building (now Sony Corp), Madison Avenue between 55th and 56th streets -- Philip Johnson
  5. Yankee Stadium

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