in the Public Realm
Blue Cross/Blue Shield Building

Paul Rudolph
  • 1960
Modernism in Boston - Part 11: Paul Rudolph's BCBS Building - David Fixler
Credited as the first major modernist office building in Boston, this structure is located in the heart of the city's financial district. With its ornate concrete exterior, it was unlike many other glass-clad office towers in that it merged a sophisticated Brutalist aesthetic with elements reminiscent of the older masonry buildings of Boston's city center. The building may now be demolished to make way for a much larger tower project initially designed by architect Renzo Piano. Although Piano ha...
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133 Federal St
Boston, MA 02110
United States

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