12. Gallery of Pictures

Visions of Change

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2010 City Hall Plaza renovation plan

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2010 City Hall Plaza renovation plan

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2010 City Hall Plaza renovation plan

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2010 City Hall Plaza renovation plan

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2010 City Hall Plaza renovation plan

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2010 City Hall Plaza renovation plan

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2010 City Hall Plaza renovation plan

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2015 Government Center T-stop renovation plan

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2015 Government Center T-stop renovation plan

Scollay Square and Cotton Hill

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Early 17th century map of the area (Courtesy of Bostonian Society)

Old Map

Mid-19th century map of the area. (Courtesy of Bostonian Society)

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Mid-19th century view down Cambridge Street (Courtesy of Bostonian Society).

Scollay Buildings 4

Tremont Row (Courtesy of Boston Public Library).

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View down Brattle Street (Courtesy of Boston Public Library)

Scollay Buildings

Early 20th century view of Dock Square (Courtesy of Boston Public Library)

Scollay Buildings 2

Mid-19th century view of Dock Square (Courtesy of Boston Public Library)

Scollay 1930s

1931 view of Scollay Square (Courtesy of Boston Public Library)

Pemberton Square

Late-19th century view of Pemberton Square (Courtesy of Boston Public Library)

Concert Hall Intersection

Concert hall, mid-19th century (Courtesy of Boston Public Library).

Brattle Street Church

Etching of Brattle Street Church (Courtesy of Bostonian Society)

Steaming Tea Kettle

Oriental Tea Company tea kettle (Courtesy of Boston Public Library)

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Aerial view. 1961 City Planning Report (Courtesy of Bostonian Society)

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Aerial view. Government Center fact-book (Courtesy of Bostonian Society).

Government Center Design Process

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1961 rendering. City planning report (Courtesy of Bostonian Society)

Scollay Square

Parcel map of area (Courtesy of Boston Redevelopment Authority)

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Miniature of State Services Center. Government Center report (Courtesy of Bostonian Society)

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Working design model. Government Center report (Courtesy of Bostonian Society).

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Aerial sketch of restored Sears Crescent Block. 1961 City Planning Report (Courtesy of Boston Public Library)

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Parcel 8 site plan (Courtesy of Boston Public Library)

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Before/after Sears Crescent Block (Courtesy of Boston Public Library)

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Parcel 8 first floor plan (Courtesy of Boston Public Library)

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Plan of Washington Street Tunnel (Courtesy of Boston Public Library)

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Cross section through City Hall Plaza (Courtesy of Boston Public Library)

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Government Center illustrative site plan (Courtesy of Boston Public Library)

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Government Center illustrative site plan (Courtesy of Boston Public Library)

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Land use map (Courtesy of Boston Public Library)

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Parcel map (Courtesy of Boston Public Library)

Government Center Construction

Demolition Tremont Row

1-2-3 Center Plaza

Demolition and Construction

Subway construction

Tremont Row demolition

Demolition

Foundation crane city hall

City Hall Construction

City Hall Construction II

Sears Crescent Block Restoration by Development Corporation of America

Ground-breaking ceremony

— Photos (Courtesy of Boston Public Library)

Geometry of the Charles F. Hurley Building

Geometry of Charles F. Hurley Building, Boston

Composition I

Hurley Building 2

Dominant Curve

Inclined Planes

Hurley 4

Composition II

Hurley's Undulating Stairs

Waves: Undulating Stairs

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Lights Above

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Shadowy Space

Space Underneath Hurley

Space Underneath

Circle at Hurley Plaza

Concrete Circle

Hurley's Texture

Texture

Deterioration of Hurley Bld

Deterioration

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Sparse Plants

— Photos taken by Robin Levine,  © 2015

 

 

“It needs a park and more trees!”

“It needs a park and more trees!”

“Brick beach barren wasteland”

“Brick beach barren wasteland”

"Honeycomb at the top makes it look like a prison" "I don't like walking through here at night, there aren't a lot of lights and the building is ominous"

“Honeycomb at the top makes it look like a prison”
“I don’t like walking through here at night, there aren’t a lot of lights and the building is ominous”

“Boston is so much better than this building, I don’t think it displays any type of history”

"Its like a fort in that its strong sturdy and cold, kinda like the boston people"

“Its like a fort in that its strong, sturdy and cold, kinda like the boston people”

“I love the building, the brick is outdated but it represents and holds true to what Boston was at the time”

“I love the building, the brick is outdated but it represents and holds true to what Boston was at the time”

"Looks like an upside-down Pyramid"  “Great icon for the old city” “This space is a dead zone from a dead time and it needs to be fixed”

“Looks like an upside-down Pyramid”
“Great icon for the old city”
“This space is a dead zone from a dead time and it needs to be fixed”

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