Architecture, Boston, City Hall, Corner, Detail, Joint
"In today’s society, the relationship between architecture and political
behavior is largely undetected. Such is the case with Boston, Massachusetts’
present City Hall, where the brutalist structure was once believed to broadcast
Boston’s power and importance however time has shown it to be an unengaged
object in Boston’s historical landscape with a plaza devoid of activity. This
project proposes a new city hall and plaza design for Boston that proves through
the lens of the corner, physical architectural attributes can make Boston’s City
Hall a successful civic space that embodies Boston’s history, democracy and
Barlow, Hilary, "THE TECTONICS OF TURNING THE CORNER: A New City Hall for Boston, Massachusetts" (2012). Architecture Thesis Prep. 197.
Syracuse University School of Architecture submission
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Advisors: Terrance Goode / Ryan Ludwig