After blogging about the back of the Pantheon in Rome and the Bill Graham Auditorium in San Francisco, I thought it would be interesting to examine the back of other buildings. These portions of the building are not the "front" face and therefore are probably not as self-concious.
The San Jose Civic Center Building by Richard Meier
features an iconic dome in the front plaza and the tower serves as a backdrop to the plaza. Backdrop or not, when it's done by a great architect, the back of the building is usually better than most other "front" facades.