facade-ectomy
 n.— «To be sure, shaving away everything but the facade of a building has been done before. In 1989, architects Moriyama & Teshima jammed a modern office building at 10 S. LaSalle St. with blue and lime green walls between the templelike base of the 1912 Otis Building by the legendary Chicago firm of Holabird & Roche. The resulting visual mismatch epitomizes the sins inflicted by this type of architectural surgery, which preservationists pejoratively refer to as a “facade-ectomy.”» —“The danger of becoming skin deep” by Blair Kamin Chicago Tribune Apr. 8, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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