Boston's City Hall has got to be the ugliest building in town. Makes me wonder what folks were thinking when they approved this design. It looks like a parking structure that would be way too top heavy if it were to be filled with cars.
It actually kind of looks lopsided, doesn't it?
This is not my favourite thing but it certainly makes interesting research into what it was all about!
The Modern City Hall
There is definitely a bit of a contrast here!! The aesthetics of modern architecture are often a mystery to me and so I may be missing something here, but this building seems a bit of a monstrosity . I presume the building is functional and was probably designed by some famous architect with some higher artistic vision than mine, but sorry this place does nothing for me whatsoever.
Check this site out: www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Boston_City_Hall.html
and then this one: www.pps.org/great_public_spaces/one?public_place_id=148
Favorite thing: Boston's age relative to other American cities and it's dynamic economy allow for some dramatic architectural juxtapositions highlighting the contrast between the old and the new. In this shot, a 19th century warehouse with subtle detailing is striking rendered against the harsh geometric modernity of a distant skyscraper. More poignant scenes abound for the less discerning eye. The Old State House (1711) crouched beneath the overwhelming towers at State and Congress Streets is a perennial favourite of tourists and photographers alike. The nearby posing of Faneuil Hall's (1742) cupola against the glass-and-steel skyscape of State Street and Government Center is another well-documented example of this phenomenon.
Favorite thing: Boston is a great for visual exploration. A veritable diversity of building styles can be found here, from skyscrapers to venerable churches. Architects from Charles Bullfinch to Eero Saarinen to I.M. Pei have all left their marks here. So while you're walking around, look ahead and look up!
Favorite thing: Boston has one of the nicest city skyline in N.A. It's very pleasant to walk around (well, i visited during summer, so, not too sure what it's like in the winter; judging from what i lived through while in Toronto, it's probably a v. cold place to walk around during winter :-() & the city exudes a certain charm to it. It's really one of my favorite cities in the U.S.
Favorite thing: Arcitecture...it is quite easy to be very close to places you are looking for because of the mixture of tall buildings and landmarks.
Boston is a really city.There are many historical buildings.
A view of very interesting pic! i hope u like it!
Favorite thing: " You should never own the best house in the neighborhood" My realtor friend advises...possibly does not apply here.