During the second half of the twentieth century, the financial core of Boston moved from the intersection of Congress and State streets, its historic home, to larger buildings between the Central Business District and the South Station Transportation Center (FD26). Even more so than in the adjacent Central Business District, the current Financial District became a tabula rasa after the Great Boston Fire of 1872. Although the brick and granite “commercial palaces” that rose immediately following the fire still define some streets, the tall office buildings of the New Boston predominate.
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