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New York has been voted the ugliest American city, not because of its architecture, but because of its people.

Just kidding. It’s because of its architecture. Probably.

Europe does things a little better, but not by much. There’s a building in London called The Walkie-Talkie, presumably due to its resemblance to a refrigerator.

So neither of these two major cities is wholly pretty. But I have to be fair. There’s not much to brag about in my home state of New Jersey, unless you count some oddly-shaped potholes.

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