Boston's brutalist architecture
Boston's brutalist architecture and related materials.
Digital Commonwealth Massachusetts Collections Online, City of Boston Archives, Harvard Graduate School of Design and Loeb Design Library
Images and Text
Photograph of downtown skyline and Charles River Basin, downtown Boston.
Boston skyline between 1935-1955 - from Cambridge over Charles River
Old City Hall, Boston
Architectural renderings of designs for a new City Hall in Boston, submitted for a design contest in 1961.
Boston City Hall in 1969, newly constructed
A competition to select an architect for the new city hall in the government center of the city of Boston
Describes climate, geology, transportation access, rehabilitation and development of the area; outlines prerequisites for design and space requirements; includes rules for design entries; a registration form; contains aerial views of downtown Boston;…
Typed statement describing Michael Kallmann, Noel Michael McKinnell, and Edward F. Knowles of Columbia University as a participating team in the Boston City Hall Competition to design a new city hall building in 1962. The statement contains…
A photograph showing the proposed architectural model and eventual winning design for Boston City Hall created by Michael Kallmann, Noel Michael McKinnell, and Edward F. Knowles of Columbia University, New York City. The photo is part of a series…
A photograph showing the winning design for Boston City Hall created by Michael Kallmann, Noel Michael McKinnell, and Edward F. Knowles of Columbia University, New York City. The photo is part of a series showing the eight finalists of the Boston…
Not only has Boston's New City Hall been hailed as an architectural triumph, but it has also come to symbolize the dramatic physical economic rebirth the city has experienced in the last two decades. New City Hall is the major focus of Government…