Many years ago I heard my home town had earned the dubious distinction of being host to the most hideous structure on earth. It has since lost the title I am told. I hear  of late that(after much heart searching and ringing of hands) the building is to be demolished and another -no doubt  less controversial edifice- will rise in it’s place, which is sad in a way, for being the worst -in this case-must surely stand in some rank of praise.