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Lecture: "Boston and the skyscraper," presented by the Urban Design Committee

June 28, 2012 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Price: N/A
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

Lecture: "Boston and the skyscraper," presented by the Urban Design Committee

Like many cities, Boston has cultivated a specific image based on its skyline; however, the Prudential and John Hancock Tower are more than a generation old, and Boston has resisted the urge to create more landmark tall buildings. Are development forces insufficient to generate the need? Does community opposition create insurmountable political risks? Or is the weight of history too heavy?

In this Urban Design Committee meeting/public lecture, Tim Love AIA of Utile and Northeastern University, will lead a panel discussion at the BSA Space focused on Boston and the high-rise. Participants include Kairos Shen, Boston’s Chief Planner, Alex Krieger FAIA, Chan Krieger/NBBJ and Harvard, Blake Middleton FAIA, LEED AP, Handel Architects and Chief Designer of Millennium Place and the Filene’s site; and Elihu Rubin, Visiting Assistant Professor of Urbanism at Yale and author of Insuring the City: The Prudential Center and the Postwar Urban Landscape. Rubin also will present on his book, and copies will be available for purchase.

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