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Wyndham Boston Hotel (Public Service or Batterymarch Building)
For the earliest Art Deco skyscraper in Boston, Harold Field Kellogg experimented with color theory, selecting thirty shades of brick to modulate from dark to light as the eye moves up and across the facade. Built before the 1928 zoning law change that allowed for buildings higher than 155 feet in central Boston, the Batterymarch Building rises from a two-story base into three five-bay towers connected by three-bay setbacks. The windows are recessed behind continuous brick piers that celebrate, with the graduated color, the verticality of the building. In 1999, the building was converted to a luxury hotel.
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