Originally Posted by br323206
I walk by it every day and I always think to myself that it is ugly as sin. That's actually the nicest side of it. The one side has no windows at all because, I presume, it holds servers. It's very bland.
Oh come on. The nicest side of the building is clearly not the Western Facade and no side of the building has no windows.
The best side is the Race St. Facade:
Solid brick work, with some great stone cornice work and a polished stone base, looks pretty good to me. It's not amazing or ornate but it's a nice looking building imho if not super urban and great at meeting the street. It's actually same architect as the PNB building.
Now... there is a much later built annex attached to the back of this that does lack windows and is terrible and as you assumed probably hosts servers. But these people are not going to work amongst servers in a windowless annex. They'd be in this main building which has windows and looks pretty good.