Tombstone

Building Style: Ominous
Windowless prison tower. Meets the sidewalk like one of Hitler’s bunkers on the Danish coast awaiting the Allied invasion. Friendly!
The Buffalo City Court Building
Completed: 1974
Words that come to mind... banal | brutal | insensitive | slablike | ugly

It’s not only me…

The building looks like it would be right at home in a bleak, post-apocalyptic graphic novel.

The Buffalo News

Some critics of the form merely find it ugly and uninviting, while others view… the Brutalist style as… a troubling tendency toward authoritarianism or evocative of oppressive, Soviet-style design.

Colin Dabkowski, The Buffalo News, March 2014