This week’s crazy building is the Pirelli Tire Building in New Haven, CT.
Built in 1969, this bold-looking building is a love letter to the architectural style known as Brutalism.
Like other buildings in this style, the Pirelli building is cold and imposing, with a facade consisting largely of raw concrete.
What makes this structure stand out from its brethren? Its upper bulk is separated from the bottom two stories, supported by only a few concrete slabs.
The Pirelli building is now abandoned, and the land is owned by the nearby Ikea. Sooner or later, they are likely to tear it down to free up space. Will they be tearing down an outdated eyesore or a bold, iconic part of history? Well, that’s in the eye of the beholder.