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To be fair, a lot of the mediocre 20th centruy stuff comes from the postwar period when urgent necessity was a rather good excuse.  lot of the harmonious old stuff was destroyed in the war, sadly, whole neighboroods or towns- worth of it.

I'd buy that if it weren't for the fact that the European city I'm most familiar with is Geneva. Wealthy and no wartime destruction - yet the housing is just as ugly as in Germany. Hell, even the sixties and seventies era buildings on Park or Fifth on the Upper East Side are hideous - and that's carefully built stuff for the wealthy.

by MarekNYC on Wed Jan 4th, 2006 at 11:19:44 PM EST
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