Almost to confirm the dominance of Massachusetts General Hospital in the medical world of Boston, and hence the United States, the two reflective glass towers have been built to accommodate new technological innovations as well as radical changes in the health care system. Architecturally, they reinforce the impression of the bureaucratic nature of modern medicine with all its attendant mechanistic implications. Further, they strongly contribute to the overall chaotic layout of the complex, while at the same time asserting the hegemony of the institution in health care and in research.
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In-Patient Towers, Massachusetts General Hospital
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