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The Belvedere

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2000–2001, CBT/Childs Bertman Tseckares. 111 Huntington Ave.

Boston's Back Bay has a startling new landmark, whose skeletal domed crown strikes a discordant note among the surrounding flattops, the Prudential Center (BB79) and the John Hancock Tower (BB38). Built as the centerpiece of a major redevelopment plan for the twenty-seven-acre Prudential Center, this thirty-five-story glass office tower—its slim vertical piers divide gridded windows—includes retail space and a pedestrian arcade that connects to the present mall. The tower is only the most conspicuous element, for a massive eight-story building with duplex luxury condominiums wraps around it, above a lofty ground floor. At the corner of Huntington and Belvedere streets, a three-quarter circle houses a solarium, which connects the residential with the commercial.

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Author: 
Keith N. Morgan
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Keith N. Morgan, "The Belvedere", [Boston, Massachusetts], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/MA-01-BB80.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Massachusetts

Buildings of Massachusetts: Metropolitan Boston, Keith N. Morgan, with Richard M. Candee, Naomi Miller, Roger G. Reed, and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009, 178-178.

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