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In an interview with WNYC, architecture critic James Russell argues that increased public attention should be paid to smaller municipal buildings in the city, especially in the outer boroughs. Sure, a community museum in Weeksville may not be as sexy as One57 or 56 Leonard, but with so many public buildings in New York taking on such strange, innovative designs, that shouldn't necessarily be the case. In Russell's words: "For decades we built [public buildings] like fortresses, with barred windows, a lot of chain-link fencing, and that has really changed in the last decade or so. Some of these buildings really are inviting. They really make a statement in neighborhoods, many of which could really use a little boost." [WNYC]