I laughed when I saw that you made it a point to zero-in on the apparently unkempt windowsill. I agree. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And in this case it means architects. When I lived in the Southwest I became non-plussed by the lack of imagination owing to skyscrapers of the predictable mirrored glass and concrete. Not very inspiring. But I suppose Phillip Johnson can't be everywhere at once, eh?
70s bad taste? isn't that still used today?
Eric: Yes it is, but I don't think they would be allowed to build between two heritage buildings like that today.