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briv
02-01-2013, 10:47 PM
REMEMBER TO CHOOSE 3!

Polls close 11:59pm on Monday Feb. 25.

A list of all previous winners can be found here: http://www.archboston.org/awards/

In no particular order:

1. Post Office Square
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2011%20HOF/po_sq.jpg

2. Old State House
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2012_HOF/400px-Boston_Old_State_House_zps168b9be2.jpg

3. New State House
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2012_HOF/778px-Mass_statehouse_eb1_zps7012abb3.jpg

4. Park Street Church
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2012_HOF/449px-ParkStreetChurch_zpsb5699d0b.jpg

5. Old John Hancock Tower
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2012_HOF/559px-John_Hancock_Tower_200_Berkeley_zpscca4d22b.jpg

6. Adams Courthouse
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2012_HOF/800px-OldSuffolkCMaCourt_zps440c1c16.jpg

7. Public Garden
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2011%20HOF/Public_Garden_Boston.jpg

8. Lechmere Viaduct
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2012_HOF/Lechmere_Viaduct_from_East_Cambridge_zps7d40d395.j pg

9. New Old South Church
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2012_HOF/450px-OldSouthChurchBoston_zps35503863.jpg

10. Longfellow Bridge
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2011%20HOF/Longfellow.jpg

11. Freeman Square/Dwight Square, Brookline

12. JFK Library
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2012_HOF/800px-JFK_library_Stitch_Crop_zps96d78152.jpg

13. Fenway Park
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2012_HOF/800px-Fenway_from_Legends_Box_zpsec55980f.jpg

14. The Citgo Sign
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2012_HOF/Kenmore_zps762a8267.jpg

15. Winthrop Building
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/hall%20of%20fame%202010/WinthropBldg.jpg

16. Bunker Hill Monument
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2012_HOF/401px-Bunker_hill_2009_zpsdc32c404.jpg

17. North End Skinny House
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2012_HOF/450px-SkinnyHouseBoston2_zpsb612253b.jpg

18. Kresge Auditorium, MIT
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/hall%20of%20fame%202010/Kresge_Auditorium_MIT_view_with_Green_Building.jpg

19. Baker House, MIT
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2012_HOF/aalto002_zps9f9fee83.jpg

20. Symphony Hall
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2011%20HOF/Symphony_hall_boston.jpg

21. Memorial Hall, Harvard
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2012_HOF/Harvard_college_-_annenberg_hall_zps3bc36726.jpg

22. Don Orione Nursing Home
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2012_HOF/43608808_zpscf9dccc8.jpg

23. Castle Island + Pleasure Bay
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2012_HOF/castle_island_zpsf82a12ad.jpg

24. The esplanade/hatch shell
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2012_HOF/68958-6_zps53c1e152.jpg

25. Memorial Drive Riverwalk
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2012%20Best%20Photos/gooseberry_zps2c7720f0.jpg

26. Old Boston City Hall
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2012_HOF/800px-Old_city_hall_boston_up_zps40ef28c4.jpg

27. S.S. Pierce building, Coolidge Corner
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2011%20HOF/ss_pierce_building.jpg

28. Stoneholm, Brookline
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2012_HOF/stoneholm_zpsed5435a8.jpeg

29. The Arboretum
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2012_HOF/450px-Arnold_Arboretum_-_Aug_2005_b_zpsbaefa2f9.jpg

30. State Services Center
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/Hall%20of%20Shame%202010/Boston-City-Hall.jpg

31. Southwest Corridor Park
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2011%20HOF/sw_corridor_park.jpg

32. Blackstone Block
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/hall%20of%20fame%202010/Union_Oyster_Blackstone_block.jpg

33. Back Bay Fens
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2011%20HOF/bb_fens.jpg

DZH22
02-05-2013, 10:06 AM
7, 13, 21

czsz
02-05-2013, 10:24 AM
Too many choices...

Can Symphony Hall get a photo?

bigeman312
02-05-2013, 11:26 AM
2, 7, 13

kz1000ps
02-06-2013, 01:03 AM
Voting on something like this is kind of brainless because there are so many obvious targets that'll inevitably end up on it ("not if but when") that it feels like shooting fish in a barrel. I almost wish we'd knock off all the usual suspects in one fell swoop so we can then get down to the real fun of debating over the stragglers, the underrated and the unusual.

(apologies if I'm overthinking this one)

datadyne007
02-06-2013, 07:06 AM
Parks constantly get shit on on this board, so I thought this was finally the year to enshrine the parks that actually are successful and vital to the City.

Post Office Sq, Public Garden, Arboretum for me.

Chessplayer
02-06-2013, 08:22 AM
New & Old State House, Blackstone Block.

BostonUrbEx
02-06-2013, 09:01 PM
Parks constantly get shit on on this board, so I thought this was finally the year to enshrine the parks that actually are successful and vital to the City.

Post Office Sq, Public Garden, Arboretum for me.

I'm a sucker for a good park. My votes:

PO Sq
Public Gahhdin
Castle Island + Pleasure Bay (this was tied up among Arboretum and Esplanade)

Brad Plaid
02-08-2013, 12:00 PM
Voting on something like this is kind of brainless because there are so many obvious targets that'll inevitably end up on it ("not if but when") that it feels like shooting fish in a barrel. I almost wish we'd knock off all the usual suspects in one fell swoop so we can then get down to the real fun of debating over the stragglers, the underrated and the unusual.

(apologies if I'm overthinking this one)

For sure one would be Don Orione. Classic, classic mid century. Love the chapel and it's interpretation of stained glass. The photo does it no justice. And a 30ft Madonna statue. Right across the street. Kudos to whoever nominated this.

DZH22
02-14-2013, 03:50 PM
In the newest episode of Family Guy, they show a decent skyline shot of Boston, and go to Memorial Hall in Harvard (#21).

BostonUrbEx
03-13-2013, 07:17 PM
I'm glad Memorial Drive got zero votes. Come on! They need to remove the median to pull all the lanes into Cambridge further and then make the riverfront portion something spectacular.

As is: sucks.

Potential: enormous.

dshoost88
01-05-2014, 10:17 PM
Who is responsible for the 2013 archBOSTON Awards? Is the time now or February to begin?

DZH22
01-21-2014, 01:23 PM
I'm glad Memorial Drive got zero votes. Come on! They need to remove the median to pull all the lanes into Cambridge further and then make the riverfront portion something spectacular.

As is: sucks.

Potential: enormous.

I know this is incredibly late, but I couldn't possibly disagree with you more about this. The Memorial Drive side of the river is far and away the SAFER side, BECAUSE the road is so close to the walkway. The esplanade is great during the day, but falls between "intimidating" and "downright terrifying" at night, depending on who (or who isn't) around.

In Cambridge, on the other hand, the attraction is the view. It already IS spectacular, and it's much more accessible than the Boston side for much longer portions of the day.

The median is there to help facilitate U-turns, make it easier for pedestrians to cross, and remove the possibility (probability) of "rubber-neckers" drifting into the oncoming lanes.

If the cars weren't so close to the river, I wouldn't feel comfortable walking there at night and I think a lot of other people would also be leery of it. (just like the esplanade) It's fine the way it is. There's also good parking right on the street (by the boathouses) that would have to either be moved or otherwise accommodated.

Don't fix what ain't broken.

BussesAin'tTrains
01-21-2014, 04:12 PM
You're not comfortable walking on the Esplanade at night?

kmp1284
01-21-2014, 08:51 PM
I'd be fine passing through there at night if the need ever arose but like the Fens it's swimming with weirdos and pervs. That isn't necessarily everyone's thing.

DZH22
01-22-2014, 06:06 PM
You're not comfortable walking on the Esplanade at night?

I have done it before, and no, I'm not really comfortable. I always hear about weirdos harassing people there. It also feels too dark and secluded at night. I have gone 10-15 minutes without seeing anybody! I would rather be out in the open walking on the other side of the river.

GMACK24
03-11-2014, 03:27 PM
are we doing a 2013 poll this year ?

datadyne007
03-11-2014, 03:35 PM
are we doing a 2013 poll this year ?

I think Briv is still AWOL. =/