Originally Posted by Pennsgrant
Without question. Sadly Philadelphias modern architecture is light years behind more progressive cities.
Part of it is fitting a certain design into an older city like Philly. Another part of it is just bad architects, bottom line developers, and bad design.
While there certainly are ugly modern buildings in Philly, I also think there are examples of great ones. Comcast Center, One Liberty Place, BNY Mellon center, Three Logan Square, The Residences at the Ritz, The Murano, The St. James, 1706 Rittenhouse, One Penn Square West, Jewish History Museum, Cira Centre, The Barnes Foundation, The Kimmel Center, Temple's Architecture Building, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Main Building and South Tower, The Metro Club Condos, 777 South Broad, PECO Building, Domus, The Inn at Penn, The Radian, IBX Building, PNC Building, 1600 Vine Street, The Piazza at Schmidt's and pretty much every new building in the Navy Yard from the GSK Building, Iroko Building, Tastycake Building and the new Courtyard by Marriott. These are definitely some of the more notable great architectural modern structures.
I even like some of the newcomers: Singh Center for Nanotechnology, The Granary, The Sansom, The Evo, CHOP Buerger Center, 2116 Chestnut, 3737 Market, Penn Medicine at Washington Square, 2040 Market, Drexel's LeBow Hall, Chestnut Square, Lancaster Square.
You act like Philadelphia is a place where modern architecture goes to die because we have a few bad buildings when that's not the case.