Forbidding facade / cold, cracking, crumbling concrete / grey, grim, glowering.

Russ Murray
2 min readJan 31, 2024

A hulking edifice built on stilts in the “brutalist” style of architecture stands next to an IKEA location in New Haven, Connecticut. This massive concrete building, designed by noted modernist architect Marcel Breuer, was a neglected, empty eyesore for many years. It has been recently renovated and repurposed as a hotel and conference center.

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Russ Murray

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