Boston City Hall, One City Hall Square, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

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Title

Boston City Hall, One City Hall Square, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

Subject

Boston City Hall

Description

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 Center, a Federally-aided urban renewal project with 30 buildings covering 60 acres in the heart of Boston, an area previously known as Scollay Square and populated by burlesque houses and honky-tonk bars. The Government Center master plan was the work of architect I.M. Pei and Partners. The architects of City Hall, Kallmann, McKinnell and Knowles, were chosen in a national competition in 1962. The 318,000 square foot building houses the Mayors Office and City Council Chambers, as well as all the city agencies. Its dramatic entryway is highlighted by brick which flows from Government Center Plaza through City Hall and down to Dock Square and the historic Faneuil Hall.

Creator

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Publisher

Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Date

1969

Contributor

Kallmann,McKinnell, & Knowles
Campbell, Aldrich, & Nulty
Le Messurier Associates
J. W. Bateson & Company

Rights

No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government

Format

Photograph

Language

English

Type

Image

Identifier

HABS Photos, City Hall

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Original Format

Photograph

Files

076420pr.jpg
076422pr.jpg
076425pr.jpg

Collection

Citation

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator, “Boston City Hall, One City Hall Square, Boston, Suffolk County, MA
,” Boston History Classroom, accessed September 23, 2019, https://omekasites.neu.edu/bostonhistory/items/show/82.