I read about this building, the Orange County government building in Goshen, NY, a short while ago and tagged it as one to mention in a post. Since then, The New York Times has gathered a passel of design writers, preservationists and an urban analyst to debate the question of whether some buildings, such as the one shown below, are just too ugly to keep.
Personally, I'm not a huge fan of Brutalism as an architectural style, of which this is an example, but I can see the value of retaining representations of the numerous architectural styles that have evolved over time. Living in a country where the Bermuda Image tends to pre-determine external appearance, I envy those who can point to true variety and design innovation.
I vote for keeping this pretty ugly building and spending the money to renovate it. What do you think?