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May 15, 2017

Brutalism being banished but not all think it's ugly

By MATT O'BRIEN
Associated Press

Metro Station in Washington, D.C.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — When an exposed concrete subway vault near the U.S. Capitol was painted white this spring, riders rejoiced at the brightened Washington Metro station. But some preservationists were unhappy, complaining that a “cardinal rule” of the Brutalist style was broken.


 
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