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In praise of ugly buildings

Could this be the decade during which Boston’s most ridiculed are recognized as treasures?

STATE SERVICE CENTER STANIFORD STREET YEAR COMPLETED > 1970 THE LANDMARKS COMMISSION’S VIEW “Still controversial, the building’s huge scale, provocative arrangement of forms, and complex spatial sequences are ambitious and experimental, yet have also been criticized as aggressive and disorienting.” STATE SERVICE CENTER STANIFORD STREET
YEAR COMPLETED > 1970
THE LANDMARKS COMMISSION’S VIEW
“Still controversial, the building’s huge scale, provocative arrangement of forms, and complex spatial sequences are ambitious and experimental, yet have also been criticized as aggressive and disorienting.” (Photograph by Bruce T. Martin)
By Sarah Schweitzer
January 24, 2010

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