Even after seeing the National Building Museum's exhibit on concrete architecture, I find cement buildings to be universally ugly.
For instance, the I-395 Center Leg Freeway underpass ventilation shaft is one of the ugliest things I've ever seen. Known to some D.C. insiders as the "Nixon Memorial," the cement structure is located behind the Union Labor Life Building just above the 3rd Street Tunnel.
At one point, it was partially covered by a clothing ad. My solution is to expand on that idea and drape it entirely in Times Square-style billboards. After all, nothing could possibly be uglier than what it is now.
Speaking of cityscape ads, this T-Mobile campaign has invaded ChinaVerizonTown. Keeping with my policy of wanting advertising only when it covers up ugly concrete, I oppose the T-Mobile sidewalk ads.
Cover up something other than nice cobblestone, please.