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Old 04-04-2017, 03:26 PM   #21
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Re: Unsung Buildings

I'm a big fan of 155 Congress (Fidelity Investments). I think it's the perfect example of what concrete can be with the right balance. It fills the space perfectly and is enjoyable to look at (and that says a lot with a relatively "boring" tenant filling the space).

The Boxer Hotel is also up there on my "unsung" list due to its Flatiron Shape.

Finally, I love the Tremont Temple's facade.
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Old 04-06-2017, 11:22 AM   #22
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So you're saying there's no connection between Mussolini's adoption of them and their usage on the McCormack... I find that highly unlikely, given the timing, and would love to see documentation that proves that. That said, I apologize for the thread derail!

Let me try to re-rail with two more unsungs I frequently cherish...
This isn't a derail. We're talking about the historical context of architecture here, so the discussion is welcome.

Read about the history of the symbol. It will answer your skepticism.
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I'm a big fan of 155 Congress (Fidelity Investments). I think it's the perfect example of what concrete can be with the right balance. It fills the space perfectly and is enjoyable to look at (and that says a lot with a relatively "boring" tenant filling the space).

The Boxer Hotel is also up there on my "unsung" list due to its Flatiron Shape.

Finally, I love the Tremont Temple's facade.
That is a hotel? How do people get around in there? I love it.
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155 congress is the way to do it right.
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155 congress is the way to do it right.
When you're using concrete, yes.
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