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.

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 an architect, professor, and writer. From 2004–2010, he was Slate’s architecture critic. Visit his website and follow him on Twitter.