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Boston City Hall, Boston, Massachusetts. The structural fabric of precast and cast-in-place concrete of this urban monster is seen by some as an affront to Boston’s old-world taste. The imagery of this building is complex in its innovative modernism and allusion to historic prototypes, temples, palazzi and city ramparts, yet it fails miserably to fit in with what some claim to be one of America’s most Architecturally interesting cities.

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architecture, boston, modernism

Comments

  • Iodine
    Iodineover 4 years ago

    I really love this shot in black and white, and enjoyed your comments too. I once heard city hall described as the packing crate that Faneuil Hall came in, and now whenever I’m in that area, I look at the two buildings and try to imagine that. The idea always makes me laugh. Anyway, you’ve managed to show this controversial structure in an interesting and captivating way.

  • OntheroadImage
    OntheroadImageover 4 years ago

    Thank you again, I have a love/hate relation ship with the building and Plaza.

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