Ugly buildings can bring an entire neighbourhood down. It only takes one ugly duckling to ruin an entire area. Ugly buildings are often impractical or dangerous, thus being the reason they are considered ugly. No one wants to live in a building that is ugly. Ugly buildings would be better off as rubble then to ruin an area.
The buildings erected in the 70s that were not part of the Post Modern art movement may be considered not great enough for modern life. In this rare case, they can be demolished, so that newer, more beautifuller buildings can be erected in their place. But it is a rare commodity.
Yes, some building should be demolished because they are too ugly, because people like to live in places that are pretty. Any building that is a government building that was built in the 1970s would be ripe for demolition. There are some architects that need to have their heads examined.
Driving to work today I was thinking the same thing. Run down areas of town look bad. Once a area of town becomes run down, investors will not want to build new buildings or set up new businesses. This creates a circular effect. No new money coming in prevents maintenance and cause building to go into decay, old ugly buildings cause no new money to get invested. The city should step in and destroy new buildings and sell the land to new investors. Cities should help revitalize run down areas to help encourage new buildings and investments
In some cases yes. There have been many cases in the past where totally unsuitable, or ugly buildings have managed to get past planning permission, and these buildings are now causing a significant blight to the appearance of an area. Knocking them down, and building something more suitable can have a huge positive effect on an area.
Doesn't mean it isn't beautiful. I find them beautiful, don't you know. It's like an old friend. We shouldn't demolish them any more than we'd demolish you for being ugly.
Both the building and the people, that is. What the exterior looks like is different from other people's perspectives. In other words, some people may like the building the way it is while others do not. As for the building, it is wrong to demolish something if somebody says the building is ugly. How would the people who love the building feel when they see it demolished just because its outside is ugly?
I do not think that buildings should be demolished just due to the fact that some of them are ugly. I think there should be more reason to demolish a building that just that. I think if a building is a safety hazard, then that would be a good reason to demolish it.