Nicolai Ouroussoff writes:

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners’ Javits Center was never considered one of the firm’s best designs, due to budget constraints. And the black glass exterior gives it the air of a gigantic mausoleum.

With the continuing redevelopment of the Hudson River, the convention center stands on some of the most promising — and valuable — land in the city. The site would serve better as housing than as a shed for dog shows and car fanatics.

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

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