Princess Avenue (1965). From the so-bad-it’s-good category, comes the Public Safety Building, ironically named at this point, seeing as how chunks of concrete are dropping off the building.
While it obviously needs to repaired, I hope there are no major changes made to the building (one set of drawings calls for a complete glass re-cladding…yuck). The brutalism of this building may be overwhelming, but there’s something quirky and positively delightful about it that I can’t quite put my finger on.
I think the city should be protecting its modern buildings, just as it should be saving its turn-of-the-century buildings (Starland, anyone?). Some of them may not be pretty, but they’re a part of our history, and they deserve to be remembered (old airport terminal included).