URBAN ARCHITECTURE: The Boston Skyline
Published On: August 14, 2017 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson
During our conference stay in Boston, Massachusetts, we had the opportunity to explore the city. Part of the challenge that Boston faced as it grew was deciding what to do with all its historic structures. Certainly, leveling them all to make room for steel and glass would do a disservice to the city’s character. So, we were pleasantly surprised to see how Boston has honored its historic past while finding ways to grow into a modern city.
Here is a photo gallery of the amazing structures we found as we walked the city.
The Massachusetts State House is a beautiful edifice. I thought Utah’s was the most elegant of the Capitol’s in the Union. With its gilded dome and extravagant ornamental work inside, this one put ours in its place.
Here a squarish 1960 meets a stately 1810.
Here three centuries of architecture are represented.
Need more space than your footprint will allow? Lift it off the ground.
Here we see the seemless blending of old and new together.
Boston’s Opera House
The Church of the Covenant.
The Old South Church.
The Trinity Church and surrounding plaza.
The Trinity Church, which was under restoration, is an amazing structure.
Boston’s Public Library. The interior was remarkable.
The library was an amazing place to visit.
The cheese grater.
A massive structure with terraced gardens on the roof.
Housing on Beacon Hill. Prices here are about $1,500 per square foot.
The North End of town was charming with its Italian neighborhoods and narrow streets.
Surrounding the Bunker Hill Memorial are neighborhoods dating back to the early 1700’s.
Here the Old State House stands out prominently among its towering neighbors.
These odd structures appear to be ventilation chimneys for Boston’s subterranean highways.
The old Wharf area has become the scene of psychedelic improvisation and avante-garde architectural experimentation.
Overall, we were stunned by the beauty and level of historic preservation that was present in the city. If you ever visit Boston, be sure to walk around while you are there. You won’t regret it.