Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Butt-Fugly Building of the Week-- May 24th

Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine

148 North 8th Street

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                     Yay, it's a cube! With lines!!! Just take a good look at this dirty pile of shit. This is the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. I bet every time one of their students tells someone the name of the school, they say "Pediatric Medicine? Wow, that's great!" and then the student has to hang their head in shame and say, "No. PODiatric Medicine." This Cube of Cold Donkey Cocks looks about as sad as that student.
                   This school started when a bunch of rogue Temple faculty got a charter in 1963 to start the Pennsylvania School of Podiatry.  Ten years later, they got the biggest set of grey Legos they could find and assembled this building. When it opened, it was touted as the first facility developed for podiatric use. That's like saying my house is the first facility developed for Philaphilia use. It doesn't mean shit. 
                    Shorty after this pile of dung was built, the Bicentennial was coming up and the school wanted to have an attraction for the millions of tourists that didn't show up. They created a Shoe Museum on the 6th floor that contains 900 pairs of shoes. The Mutter Museum loaned them their collection of shoes from some crazy doctor named Dr. H. Augustus Wilson who collected shoes from 30 countries. 
                   I wish this building fell into the ditch created next to it for the CCCC Tunnel Mega Lot in the 80's. There really isn't much more to say about this building except that it sucks. This building serves as yet another example of how modern architecture ages badly. That's not to say, of course, that it didn't look like shit when it was first built. Check out the photo below from when it was first built. It looked like ass from day one. What a turd.

When it was brand new. It looks like one of those fake cardboard buildings you see in a Godzilla movie.

1 comment:

  1. Haha, this cracks me up. I actually live in the Residential Complex that's across the courtyard from this building, and they're both in that category. I guess the only good thing is we're not the Roundhouse? Have you featured the lot across on Race street yet? it's freekin huge!