Nicolai Ouroussoff writes:

Trump Place

You may find the Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue gaudy, but doesn’t its cockiness makes you grin?

So how to explain Trump Place? A cheap, miserable contribution to an area of the city already in need of some mending, this luxury residential complex is about as glamorous as a toll plaza and resembles Soviet-style housing.

It could be that Mr. Trump was out of his element on the Upper West Side, which until recently at least was culturally distant from the glitzy boutiques of Midtown. But what is more likely is that it was a cynical effort to cash in on the Trump name.

Note: Nicolai Ouroussoff’s other candidates for demolition will be posted here periodically.

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