Take a guided walking tour through Boston's crown architecture jewels as well as its many hidden gems - see how the architecture of Boston evolves over time through neoclassical styles of the Old City Hall and the Anthenaeum, to the much-contested Brutalism of Government Service Center and City Hall Plaza. Learn about how architecture and city planning mutually influence each other by experiencing the buildings and their urban contexts on foot, and uncover the palimpsest of a unique Bostonian modernism.
The tour covers history of the building as well as their distinct architectural features so as to provide one with the tools to evaluate and appreciate. It will last roughly two and a half hours (wear comfortable walking shoes!), and will conclude at Jaho Coffee and Wine Bar in Theater District. The tour will be led by Wen Wen, a CC alumna who recently graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Design with her Master of Architecture degree. Maps with building overviews will be distributed at the beginning of the walk, so please RSVP if you're planning to attend.
The tour will begin just outside the Bowdoin T stop.