Architecture and Design

Phoenix Razing: 10 Architectural "Wonders" That Need to Go Away

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Jim Louvau
Papago Plaza, 1408 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Local building huggers can't save the Circles Records store or the original Macayo’s restaurant, both on Central Avenue and both courting demolition. But we might comfort ourselves by thinking about the many commercial structures that could do with a little tear-down. For every Westward Ho and Kenilworth School, there are three badly renovated former Taco Bells still standing. Can’t we demolish those instead, please? Alternately, the sacrifice of anyof these 10 architectural crimes will do. Text by Robrt L. Pela.

Photos by Jim Louvau.