Every culture has its very own definition of aesthetic beauty, its very own assessment of what is visually appealing and what's not. In Turkmenistan, fountains are of paramount importance; water and lights (lots of them) are at the core of what it means to be a beautiful, progressive, sophisticated city, even when the fountains are nothing but tools of political propaganda.
Moscow, like any other big city, is not beautiful as a whole; instead, it is a massive metropolis of complex road and underground systems, impossible traffic, rain, and stern-looking Moscovites. But, but, it is all sprinkled with gorgeous corners full of eye candy gardens, structures, whimsical art, and music (a group of baritones reduced me to tears when they broke into a surprise Gregorian Chant inside a museum).
Gorky Park is one of those places. It underwent a major reconstruction last year and it is now a free (no entrance fee!) eco-friendly recreational zone, with rides, large green spaces for aerobics, yoga and salsa dancing instruction, the pétanque cafe where you can buy food in a rented picnic basket and pay a deposit for a blanket, grab a bottle of wine and have a superb afternoon anywhere in the park. The fact that the park has an open-air cinema theater free Wi-fi, a 15,000 square meter ice rink, contemporary public art exhibits, a mobile book store, and plush swings to drink, dream, and read, makes this park my favorite spot in Moscow.
Oh, and what about them building jammies? Pictures 1, 2, and 3 are not fully erected buildings. They are pictures of construction sites disguised as functioning edifices Cover the mess with your prettiest PJ's and you have a beautiful looking building that fools the eye.