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The independence of music

Not long ago, a few soft bars into Ravel’s Bolero, conductor Larry Rachleff of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, presiding at Veterans Memorial Auditorium – in the shadow of the Rhode Island State House designed by Charles Follen McKim – stopped … Continue reading

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House of (52,000) Cards

Here’s something from CBS Evening News involving architecture – a Harvard grad named Bryan Berg who builds houses of cards. He may not have (as he admits) a full deck but he certainly uses more than one of them to … Continue reading

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NYT cartoon speaks for itself

Hats off to Charleston architect Christopher Liberatos for posting this to TradArch!

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Biophilia and biomimicry

Deep in the trenches of architecture, classicists and modernists are battling for the right to don the mantle of science. If you google “architecture biophilia” you will see a lot of stuff – including buildings – covered with greenery. That’s … Continue reading

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Trad building conference 2

When you arrive at the Back Bay station of the MBTA (and the T) you emerge onto Dartmouth Street and head toward Copley Square. Before you turn down Stuart Street to the Traditional Building Conference you behold this stretch, above, … Continue reading

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Trad building conference

I’ve just returned to Providence from the Traditional Building Conference, at the Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center, in Boston, which is, alas, being eyed for demo, to be replaced by a 35-story tower – that info, from 2012, is … Continue reading

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Federalism

The New Federalism, circa 1960-70 – the best modernism the most (of your) money can buy. Photographed and compiled by Benny Johnson. This, by the way, is sheer Brutalism (a style of modernism). Here is a comment from Erik Bootsma, … Continue reading

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Postcard from Providence 1997

Here is the 1992 column mentioned in today’s post “Let’s ruin Kennedy Plaza” in which I suggest merging the plaza with Burnside Park to form a Central Park for Providence. I also placed the bus hub under “Kennedy Park.” On … Continue reading

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Let’s ruin Kennedy Plaza

[This is not my weekly column in The Providence Journal. It is a post on my blog Architecture Here and There. I am on a week’s vacation.] * * * For an urban city bus hub, Kennedy Plaza’s intermodal station, … Continue reading

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My reply to that then

Since we are already in the wayback machine, here is the column I wrote following the publication of Journal reporter John Castellucci’s interview with modernist Derek Bradford back in 1996: The silence of the modernists April 18, 1996 JOHN CASTELLUCCI’S … Continue reading

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