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1 Beacon Street

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1972, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.
  • 1 Beacon Street (Keith Morgan)

Highly visible on the Boston skyline, especially from the Common, this Skidmore, Owings and Merrill steel-frame building with its precast-concrete panels is typical of the firm's post-World War II structures nationwide. A double-story lobby marks its entrance, and a restaurant, terrace, and parking garage may be considered the building's amenities. Other than its reddish color, nothing would mark this building as distinctively Bostonian.

Writing Credits

Keith N. Morgan


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Keith N. Morgan, "1 Beacon Street", [Boston, Massachusetts], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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, 58-58.

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