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Old 04-11-2018, 11:40 AM   #1
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Hynes Memorial Auditorium

Dumb question from someone who was a toddler when this happened - was the construction of the Hynes Convention Center a conversion of the old Auditorium or did they knock the whole thing down to rebuild it?
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Old 04-26-2018, 10:54 AM   #2
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Re: Hynes Memorial Auditorium

The official project title was "Expansion & Renovation of Hynes Convention Center" on the construction docs from 1985 (not public), so I'd assume by that they kept the old structure & added onto it.
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Re: Hynes Memorial Auditorium

The Boylston Street facade (grey granite, gable roof, glass entrance canopy) and the Dalton Street elevation (glazing and the brown granite grid to the existing yellow Roman brick) were the main exterior modifications. I believe there were extensive changes to the interior meeting rooms and interstitial spaces, but much of the original structure was repurposed. Kallmann, McKinnell & Wood oversaw the redesign.

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