Architecture is not an inspirational business, it’s a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that’s all.
Color in certain places has the great value of making the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic.
Designed by architects with honorable intentions but hands of palsy.
Don’t clap too hard – it’s a very old building.
Even at the United Nations, where legend has it that the building was designed so that there could be no corner offices, the expanse of glass in individual offices is said to be a dead giveaway as to rank. Five windows are excellent, one window not so great.