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Old 06-21-2019, 04:49 PM   #121
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Re: Ode to Brutalism

Looks like the plaza at everyone's favorite building has been renovated and reopened. I'm glad they chose an architect who could appreciate Rudolph's vision.

https://www.citylab.com/design/2019/...demann/592120/
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Old 06-25-2019, 09:41 AM   #122
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Re: Ode to Brutalism

I got all excited by that article and ran over that way on Sunday, but if like me you were expecting a better situation at the really visible corner at Merrimac and Staniford, well:








But yes, on the far side of the building, things are a little better:









These are the open falls into the garage the article talks about:





























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Old 06-26-2019, 01:45 PM   #123
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Re: Ode to Brutalism

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Nice update. But, what really kills the building and makes it a monolithic superblock hog is the fact that you cant walk up the steps on Merrimac to get to the other side. They seriously need to open that up.
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Old 06-26-2019, 07:00 PM   #124
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Re: Ode to Brutalism

talk about an ode to brutalism...
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Old 06-27-2019, 02:55 PM   #125
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Re: Ode to Brutalism

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talk about an ode to brutalism...
I have seriously thought about a big City Hall tattoo, something from one of the old elevation drawings.
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Old 07-01-2019, 10:07 AM   #126
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Learning to love the world’s ugliest building

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Condemned as a fortress and eyesore — dissing it is almost a rite of passage around here, like complaining about the T, or move-in day for college students — it is also the center of our civic attention, in ways that were utterly anticipated five decades ago. The 50th anniversary, and the passage of time, presents an opportunity for a spirited defense of the building Bostonians love to hate.
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