And all public drinking fountains should pump Dr. Pepper, but I wouldn't want the city spending any money to do it.
You must find City Hall appalling. Why did they waste our tax dollars on that? They could have built a utilitarian box with the cheapest cladding and sold off the land for the square for some office building. Think of the visionary, "Regent Park" style projects we could have built to solve all our social housing problems!
The point of that ironic comment above is that we won't attain perfection in our social projects. Yet our buildings can make our cities attractive, inspire pride, admiration and creativity. It's not to say that our hospitals should necessarily be landmarks designed by starchitects, but at least be cohesive and have a slightly higher level of design.
The overwhelming majority of the money in building a hospital tends to go towards equipment and the basic structure. I want to more money spent on aesthetics without compromising the service, because I believe we're easily capable of it. Deep down inside, I suspect that most people will agree that there's something desirable about a building beyond its practical purpose.