ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Government Service Center

Architect
Paul Rudolph
Photographer
Peter Vanderwarker
Dates
  • Constructed, 1971
 Podcasts
Modernism in Boston - Part 13: Government Center - David Fixler
Description
ABOUT THE HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS
"Useless city plazas were a Bostonian fad of the 1960s. City Hall Plaza is the most notorious. Here in the older photo, we’re looking at a less-well-known one. Even on a sunny day, only four tiny figures are visible on the glaring, inhospitable concrete paving.

The plaza is part of the State Service Center on Cambridge Street. So is the middle building, the one that looks like a scary mouth. The center opened in 1970 and houses a number of health and w...
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Location
25 Staniford Street
Boston, MA 02114
United States

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