Architecture
St. Paul Cathedral

Transformed: New Pediment Highlights Historic Cathedral

A drab gray, stone building doesn't usually convey the vibe that it is a warm, fuzzy, welcoming place to visit in Boston. And when that building is a...


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Downtown Time Machine: Boston Architecture Tells a Story

When you think "Boston Architecture," iconic brownstones are probably the first thing to come to mind. But take a stroll through downtown, home to some...



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Members Only: Inside the Smart and Swanky Boston Athenaeum

In 2013, the phrase "members only" probably brings to mind VIP nightclubs and discount-luxury shopping websites. But lo and behold, the Boston Athenaeum...


Boston's past and future meet at in the new luxury lofts at the Hayden Building. Image courtesy of CUBE design + research.

Evolution of Urbanism: Hayden Building Merges Past and Future

“Historic preservation does not inhibit economic development, it ignites it!” Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. Mayor Menino delivered those words on Thursday, speaking at the dedication ceremony for new lux...



The historic Burnham Building will be preserved as part of the Millennium Tower project in Downtown Crossing

Built to Last: Downtown Crossing Architecture Full of History

I’ve noticed that I tend to be most attracted to older cities, those with interesting histories and plenty of local character. But as a born-and-raised Bostonian (okay, more like a just-outside-the-city Bostonian) I somet...


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WHAT’S NEW: CHANGE IS GOOD

Downtown Crossing is evolving, and in a good way. Much of the media has noticed that the biggest real estate news is coming out of Downtown Crossing. One developer in particular, Millennium Partners, is making most of the news ...