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Forest Hills Station

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1988, Cambridge Seven Associates. Washington St.
  • Forest Hills Station (Peter Vanderwarker or Antonina Smith)

At the southern end of the Orange line, this huge station serves as the center of public transportation networks. A white metal spaceframe clock tower looms 120 feet above the complex, marking the site for the surrounding area and suggesting the clock towers of earlier railroad stations. The choice of green-houselike glass roofed pavilions to contain the station's activities relates it to the nearby landscapes of Franklin Park (RX28), Forest Hills Cemetery (RX29), and the Arnold Arboretum (JP4). Within, integrated public parking, a city bus terminal, commuter rail access, and an MBTA station support the services and concessions required to move many people.

Writing Credits

Keith N. Morgan


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Keith N. Morgan, "Forest Hills Station", [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, 266-267.

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