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1979, Benjamin Thompson Associates and United Engineers. Francis St. and Brookline Ave.
  • Power Plant (Keith Morgan)

A distinct vertical node—a slim concrete stack sheathed in metal—dominates the intricate web of structures that comprise the Medical Area Total Energy Plan. Reinforced by massive brick walls and concrete drums, the whole forms a powerful aggregate within a sophisticated geometric design that conveys the presence, if not the particulars, of the complex monitoring devices necessary for the operation of today's medical centers.

Writing Credits

Keith N. Morgan


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Keith N. Morgan, "Power Plant", [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, 194-194.

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