Adds link to Boston Globe’s story on Mayor Walsh’s architectural advice to developers.
Marty Walsh has taken over as Boston mayor after 20 years of Tom Menino, who used to decide what sort of hat new buildings would wear – most famously, the “tiara” of a glitzy tower called R2-D2, near the Pru. That’s how closely the late Menino was said to have micromanaged development in the Hub. Walsh, who once ran the city’s building trades union, told a business roundtable on Wednesday that “too often, new buildings have been merely functional.” He wants developers to “reach beyond their comfort zone.”
Seaport District. (bostonmagazine.com)For an infinitesimally brief moment I interpreted his remarks, which I read in Boston Globe columnist Dante Ramos’s piece on Thursday, as positive. The new mayor wants beautiful buildings, not…
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