I find it interesting to read other city's exasperation with their built environment.
This piece entitled New York: Tear Down These Walls ran in the NY Times a few weeks back.
The author lists her least favourite New York buildings and public spaces and concludes: tear them down !
"True, the city is close to broke. But even with Wall Street types contemplating the end and construction of new luxury towers grinding to a halt, why give in to despair? Instead of crying over what can’t be built, why not refocus our energies on knocking down the structures that not only fail to bring us joy, but actually bring us down?"