As we drove along W Cermak Road (Cicero and Berwyn in Chicago), my daughter commented that the contrasting and disconcerting store fronts and buildings create a feeling of dissonance, lack of architectural harmony, and a lack of respect for their original design.
I suggested that she look at the tops of the buildings, above the contrasting signage, awnings, mangled storefronts.
Here's some examples (more to come as I have time to take more and avoid the traffic ...):
These are really nice shots. Great concept for photographers at all levels.