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This Company Wants to Help You See Boston in a New Light

Last year around this time, One Financial Center looked like many of its neighboring skyscrapers at nightfall: fairly unremarkable. But now, take a stroll in […]

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You Can Tour Four Trustees Properties for Free on Columbus Day

You could spend a crisp fall afternoon admiring rolling hills from a Stuart-style mansion on Monday. Or you could glean inspiration from poems Nathaniel Hawthorne […]

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An Exclusive First Look at this Elkus Manfredi-Designed Law Office

When one of the city’s high-power law firms, Mintz Levin, sought to redesign its offices at One Financial Center, naturally, they looked to none other […]

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Seven House Museums to Visit Within City Limits

Otis House This grand Federal-style mansion was designed by renowned architect Charles Bulfinch. Built as the first of three homes for former mayor Harrison Gray […]

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Five Activities for Boston Architecture Buffs

1. Boston Architecture Cruises Did you know the Longfellow Bridge was named after Henry Wadsworth Longfellow because he often crossed it to court his future […]

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The 100 Best Buildings in Boston

Edited by Madeline Bilis, with Ellen Gerst, Simone Migliori, and Jules Struck B rutalism. Beaux Arts. Victorian. Colonial Revival. Boston isn’t lacking in the interesting-looking […]

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A Love Letter to Boston’s Art Deco Dunkin’ Donuts

Dear Art Deco Dunkin’ Donuts, The thing I like about you most is that you’re unexpected. There you are, nestled in a small-scale 1930s Art […]

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You Can Tour 10 Historic Properties for Free This Month

Touring an antique house is probably one of the best ways to spend a spring weekend in good ol’ Massachusetts. Fortunately for the state’s home and […]

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Five Ways to Celebrate Preservation Month in Boston

It’s the officially best time of the year for architecture and history geeks. Preservation Month is upon us again, and Boston’s lineup of celebratory events this […]

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There’s a Treasure Trove of Early Massachusetts Architecture in the BPL’s Online Archives

Massachusetts residents have the unique privilege of living among some of the oldest houses in the country. Even so, many of the Bay State’s earliest architectural gems […]

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A New Exhibit Captures Brutalist Buildings Just Before They Crumble

Not everyone can get on board with Brutalism. The raw, concrete structures that define the architectural style are stunning to some—but to others, they’re unsightly relics […]

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A New Documentary Explores New England’s Love for Triple-Deckers

They line the roads of Boston’s streetcar suburbs, the hills of Worcester, and the streets of Providence. Triple-deckers (or three-deckers, if you prefer) are a […]

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The Designer of the Hancock Tower Is About to Change Boston’s Skyline Again

Few people in this world can say they’ve affected the skyline of their home city, but 91-year-old architect Henry Cobb is about to have two […]

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Landmark: The Innovation and Design Building

How one of the city’s largest buildings became home to some of Boston’s biggest ideas.

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Harvard’s Free Architecture Course Is Back This Year

Remember last year when the Harvard Graduate School of Design debuted a free online architecture course for anyone to take? It’s being offered again this year—which is […]