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Curbed LA Ugliest Building Noms

Hello readers. Don't forget that we're in the throes of the Curbed LA Ugliest Building Contest. We need you to email us at with your nomination. In addition to a brief description of why you're nominating the building, your submission should include one of the following: 1. a picture. 2. a web link. 3. or Local Live Link.

Entries must be received by March 31, 2007. A panel of judges will select the winner and runner-ups. The winner, announced at the end of the month, will receive a free dinner for four at Shakey's Pizza AND prominent mention on Curbed LA.

Our latest submission comes from a reader who may like books, but sure hates the building they're in.
"Venice Public Library.
Ugly outside: pink stucco, green tile. This is not Miami, much less an ugly part of Miami.
Terrible urban plan: it faces a parking lot and a park. Venice is a walking, biking community. The building turns its back on those who arrive by bike or car.
Terrible program use: the building is used as a homeless shelter. I have nothing against homeless shelters. But I do think that the homeless should not be bathing in the public restrooms of the Venice library. Don't think that's ugly... go check a book out at 10:00am any day of the week and you should be convinced."