I did the Komen Houston Race for the Cure this morning. There were just a few people there.
It wasn't actually a race for us. Not when I am dragging along two kids who alternate "My feet hurt, Daddy" and "When are we going?" So we did the walking route. Which took me by a building I have heard about but have never seen before: The Houston branch of the Fed. It is indeed hideous beyond words. It looks like a scaled-up version of the Children's Museum, only without the charm.
Looking closely, it seems the architectural firm was so busy fiddling about with the color scheme that they failed to account for hurricanes. Unlike the non-descript 5os-era Fed building that looked like a bunker complex, the new Fed building suffered substantial roof damage. Whole entire sections of roofing were peeled off.
This is inexcusable for a critical building that is brand-new.