What is Novelty Architecture?

Neglect of Novelty Architecture

While some buildings made in this style are still functional, many have ended up non-functional and in a state of disrepair. Since most of these buildings were built along roads, construction of interstate highways has led to reduced traffic on previously busy roads leading to the death of these businesses. Some of the buildings have been moved to other locations, placed in museums, or sold off while others were demolished.

Novelty Architecture vs. Contemporary Architecture

Contemporary and novelty architecture have a lot in common. However, contemporary architecture is considered to be a modern architectural style which combines a variety of styles within. However, some architectural critics argue that many of the styles in contemporary architecture are in fact, novelty architecture.