The East Building, the John Hancock Tower, Fallingwater, and other ambitious architectural failures.

The East Building, the John Hancock Tower, Fallingwater, and other ambitious architectural failures.

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Feb. 3 2010 9:36 AM

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The East Building, Avery Fisher Hall, Fallingwater, and other ambitious architectural failures.

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Witold Rybczynski is Slate's architecture critic His latest book is The Biography of a Building: How Robert Sainsbury and Norman Foster Built a Great Museum. Visit his Web site. Follow him on Twitter.

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