BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
2:57 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Is Boston's City Hall Ugly?

Built in 1968, the Boston City Hall is an example of Brutalist architecture. Many Bostonians think the building is an eyesore worth replacing.
Built in 1968, the Boston City Hall is an example of Brutalist architecture. Many Bostonians think the building is an eyesore worth replacing.
Credit Kjetil Ree / Wikimedia Commons

City Hall Plaza and City Hall represent the physical and legislative heart of downtown Boston. But while city councilors struggle to build consensus on issues, most Bostonians are in agreement — the plaza, and City Hall itself, are kind of unattractive. Jim Braude and Margery Eagan opened the lines to ask listeners what they would propose to do about Government Center.

Also on BPR:

  • Shannon O'Brien, former Massachusetts Treasurer, and Sen. Bob Hedlund talked about Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley's entry into the governor's race, as well as the ongoing race for mayor.
  • Speaking of A.G. Coakley, what do you make of the recent trend to announce campaigns via Youtube? Jim and Margery put the question to callers.
  • The Rev. Eugene F. Rivers III talked about bringing the death penalty against the alleged Boston Marathon bomber.
  • Garen Daly talked about the best roommate films — cinema offerings featuring unlikely domestic and dorm room pairings.
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