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Central Artery Headquarters (Wang Laboratories)

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Wang Laboratories
1985, Anderson, Nichols and Company. 185 Kneeland St.

No longer the headquarters of Wang, this classically influenced modern building served as the center for the operations of the Central Artery/Tunnel Project (WF4). The termination of an axis along Atlantic Avenue from the South Station Transportation Center (FD26), the cast-concrete building is distinguished by a strict symmetrical balance, particularly between the five-bay arcade at the ground level and the semi-circular lunettes in the cornice of the whole, vaguely recalling Italian Fascist architecture of the pre–World War II years.

Writing Credits

Keith N. Morgan


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Keith N. Morgan, "Central Artery Headquarters (Wang Laboratories)", [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, 74-74.

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