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In-Patient Towers, Massachusetts General Hospital

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1989–1993, Hoskins Scott Taylor and Partners. 55 Fruit St.

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.

Writing Credits

Keith N. Morgan


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Keith N. Morgan, "In-Patient Towers, Massachusetts General Hospital", [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, 97-97.

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