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Filling a gap on Boylston

The new Mandarin Oriental does a lot of things well, but size isn't one of them

The Mandarin Oriental fills a gap on Boylston Street in the Back Bay with a mix of uses but it's not easy on the eyes. The Mandarin Oriental fills a gap on Boylston Street in the Back Bay with a mix of uses but it's not easy on the eyes. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
By Robert Campbell
Globe Correspondent / October 19, 2008

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The original Prudential Center, along Boylston Street in the Back Bay, was so awful that for some years this column named a prize after it. The prize was called the Pru Award and was given to the worst new piece of architecture in Greater Boston. (Full article: 1167 words)

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