Boston Five Cents Savings Bank


The Modernist addition to the Boston Five Cents Savings Bank celebrates the basic elements of building. The giant collonade and beams stand in front of the glass curtain wall, putting the structure of the building into full view. In "The City Observed: Boston" Donlyn Lyndon wrote of the addition: "Most remarkably, the beams fan out from the rear corner of the triangular site to this colonnade that forms a bent hypotenuse. As a consequence, wherever you face the building the profile of the structural system is seen from several different angles, making it seem at once uncommonly active and logically related to the site."

Constructed, 1972