New Philadelphia Housing Authority Headquarters
2012 Chestnut Street
Though a bunch of folks hated it, I always thought this proposal for a new PHA headquarters wasn't such a bad idea. It removes a blighted building, fills the empty lot next door, and brightens up a pretty bleak Center City block. Nonetheless, the powers of hardcore preservationists and good ol' classic Philadelphia government agency sketchiness brought it down.
Read more at the Philadelphia City Paper's Naked City Blog!