While doing a little surfing, we found this interesting compilation of buildings presented in an article fromBusinessWeek.com. The article lists several projects as being among the “Wonders of 2006”, a few of which are also USGBC LEED certified buildings. Among the listed projects are: Davies Alpine House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England – Wilkinson Eyre, Hearst Building, New York City, New York – Foster + Partners, Apple’s 5th Avenue Store, New York City, New York – Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Glenn House, Santa Monica, California – Ray Kappe, National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff, Wales – Richard Rogers, San Francisco Federal Building, San Francisco, California – Morphosis and the Big Dig House, Lexington, Massachusetts – Single Speed Design among others.
Although included in this article’s wonders, the Hearst Building was featured most recently in Gridskipper’s, “Ugliest Buildings in New York City” survey in which various members of the architecture community where asked to point out the worst aesthetically designed building in Manhattan. From the poll’s results, it was among the many candidates.