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Boston City Hall lecture

Join Dr. Brian Sirman for a lecture about Boston City Hall.

May 22, 2019
2019-05-22T18:00:00 - 2019-05-22T19:30:00

When Boston City Hall opened its doors in 1969, it was meant to express the ideals of a socially conscious, forward-looking government. Many Bostonians hoped that a prominent, distinctive, modern City Hall would help reverse Boston’s reputation as a city suffering from mid-century “architectural sclerosis.”

Dr. Brian Sirman’s 2018 book, "Concrete Changes: Architecture, Politics, and the Design of City Hall," is the latest work to examine the history, creation, and reception of Boston City Hall. Dr. Sirman argues that City Hall is more than a symbol of Boston’s modernization; it acted as the catalyst for political, social, and economic changes.


Please note: since our event will begin after normal business hours, you must access City Hall through the Congress Street entrance. Security will direct you to the Piemonte Room.

May 22, 2019
2019-05-22T18:00:00 - 2019-05-22T19:30:00
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