The Daily Post has a front page piece today titled "Rate city's uglliest buildings" that describes a new website that a guy named Doug Smith has launched in Palo Alto. He's fed up with ugly buildings being approved and built including another one that is in the wings for 240 Hamilton Ave.
He takes the approach of comparing pairs of buildings. You can see how and take the survey here.
This is a fun idea from a guy I don't know but would consider to be a kindred spirit. He calls out their City Hall and compares it to Pasadena--a city I often use as a comparison for what we should be doing! Pasadena has a world famous preservation district and Apple figured out how to make an existing building in Old Pasadena work just fine. I happened to take a photo of it the last time I was down there. It was just as crowded as ours!