Yellow Building in Montpelier, VT


Yellow Office Building

The post office in Montpelier, Vermont is one of the ugliest buildings I’ve ever seen. This is not it. This building is beautiful. There are many other beautiful buildings in the capital. So why, if they can build such lovely buildings with our tax payer dollars do they build such eye-sores as the Montpelier post office?

It is not a matter of saving money, the post office uses expensive materials. It isn’t a matter of efficiency, there are plenty of gorgeous buildings that make good use of space. It’s not that it is a government building, there are many lovely public and governmental buildings. It is not that the post office is modern industrial style as there are some of those that look fine.

Fortunately we have some lovely buildings to balance the blemishes. Focus on the positive…

Update: Gravity (below) provided photos of the ugly post office…

and the beautiful building it replaced…

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Sometime I’ll get a photo of the ugly new post office at the same angle as the previous building. It is a shame that someone would design such an abhorrent edifice to replace such a beauty.

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13 Responses to Yellow Building in Montpelier, VT

  1. come on now! we must see a picture of that post office. the suspense of it all is too much for me.!

    on another note, saw so many radio tags on the cows at the fair, made me sick…

  2. I was sparing your eyes… :)

  3. Gravity says:

    Here’s a pic of the post office – it’s the nondescript gray building on the left:
    http://tinyurl.com/5jl95r

    It’s all the more heartbreaking considering the building that was torn down in the 1970s for the present building:

    http://tinyurl.com/6jfh2r

  4. Mellifera says:

    I once had a roommate from Ukraine who was really surprised by how ugly American buildings were (surprising from someone out of a former Soviet country?). Says she, architects have to compete to get in good designs over there.

    Of course, from the sound of it Ukraine is (was?) also run by the mob and there was some excitement with her boyfriend getting beat up by the police back home. So I guess if I had to pick between the two I might go for the ugly buildings.

    Of course in a perfect world there would be no need to choose. : )

  5. Lure me says:

    That was a beautiful old building, but was probably a nightmare to heat and maintain and hard to upgrade. It is a shame that every beautiful old building can’t be preserved but sometimes they are no longer practical for their purposes. Idealy, they could be transfered to someone who could take care of them and do something useful with them but funding is always an issue. Too bad the government has to build an ugly box to try to gain the space and effiency it needs. Keep up the great pictures of your critters and such!

  6. Nance says:

    That is a lovely photo. You have some reall gems here on your site. You should try selling your photos or make calendars. Something. I love the composition and the sky and the colors.

  7. oh, its that 70’s look! UCK! the government likes ugly stuff sometimes :)

    Have you ever seen the DRIVERS LISENCE bureau? ours is ug…

  8. oh, and thank you for the updated photo! i can rest easier now…

  9. If you think that’s 70’s ugly, you should be stuck in 1950’s – 1960’s ugly Central Florida. I work for NASA, and we have some dang ugly buildings. Interior colors are always either government gray or government yellow, or even government green. Oh, I so long to be back at home in Vermont. I live vicariously through Vermont bloggers. sigh!

  10. If you think that’s 70’s ugly, you should be stuck in 1950’s – 1960’s ugly Central Florida. I work for NASA, and we have some dang ugly buildings. Interior colors are always either government gray or government yellow, or even government green. Oh, I so long to be back at home in Vermont. I live vicariously through Vermont bloggers. sigh

  11. Darius says:

    This is a shame, they need to keep these classic structures. I hate those sh**ty new buildings.

  12. Lynn P says:

    Why are radio tags something to be not liked?

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