My 15 minutes of fame!

Rendering of new entry to T station at Government Center, Boston. (courtesy MBTA)

Rendering of new entry to T station at Government Center, Boston. (courtesy MBTA)

James Howard Kunstler, coiner of the word “crudscape,” author of great books from The Geography of Nowhere to World Built By Hand to The Long Emergency, lecturer extraordinaire, has picked up my denunciation of the new T entry at Government Center (snuck to me by my agent in Boston’s deep infrastructure). Since I have revered Jim’s “Eyesore of the Month” for years, maybe even decades, it is a signal honor to be cited. But I owe it all to Agent 54, who dug up the information and passed it to me in the form of a dangerous tape that exploded in flames after I had finished listening to it (and without warning!). I emerged with no worse than singed eyebrows. I forgot to go see the eyesore last I was in Boston. Next time. Or maybe I’ll forget again. Who knows. The thing is eminently forgettable.

About David Brussat

This blog was begun in 2009 as a feature of the Providence Journal, where I was on the editorial board and wrote a weekly column of architecture criticism for three decades. Architecture Here and There fights the style wars for classical architecture and against modern architecture, no holds barred. History Press asked me to write and in August 2017 published my first book, "Lost Providence." I am now writing my second book. My freelance writing on architecture and other topics addresses issues of design and culture locally and globally. I am a member of the board of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, which bestowed an Arthur Ross Award on me in 2002. I work from Providence, R.I., where I live with my wife Victoria, my son Billy and our cat Gato. If you would like to employ my writing and editing to improve your work, please email me at my consultancy,, or call 401.351.0457. Testimonial: "Your work is so wonderful - you now enter my mind and write what I would have written." - Nikos Salingaros, mathematician at the University of Texas, architectural theorist and author of many books.
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2 Responses to My 15 minutes of fame!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Whew. I was worried that YOU were being called the eyesore. No way, of course.

    Boy, you’d think they couldn’t make the whole Government Center plaza any worse. But they’re so damn inventive!


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