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Never Mind the Olds! The Best Boston Architecture Since 1950

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Superannuated sites and buildings of incalculable historical import spill across the Hub. Bah! You’ve seen them on elementary school field trips and Duck tours. How about a bracing romp through a more modern Boston, amid works that declared the nubility of a major city ready for its close-up in triumphant post-war America?

Enough with the tri-corner hats and the split logs. In with the Modernism, Brutalist or otherwise, and the Post-Modernism. In with Boston architecture, post-1950!

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1. 200 Clarendon Street

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200 Clarendon St
Boston, MA 02116

2. 33 Arch Street

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33 Arch St
Boston, MA 02109

3. 177 Huntington Avenue

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33 Arch St
Boston, MA 02109

4. 800 Boylston Street

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800 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02199

5. 600 Atlantic Avenue

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600 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02210

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7. 1 Boston Place

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201 Washington St
Boston, MA 02135

8. 1 City Hall Square

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1 City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02109

9. Columbia Point

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Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125

10. 500 Kendall Street

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500 Kendall St
Cambridge, MA 02142

11. Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge

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12. 48 Massachusetts Avenue

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48 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02142

13. 42 Vassar Street

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42 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA 02142

14. 600 Atlantic Avenue

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600 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02210

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1. 200 Clarendon Street

200 Clarendon St, Boston, MA 02116
200 Clarendon St
Boston, MA 02116

2. 33 Arch Street

33 Arch St, Boston, MA 02109
33 Arch St
Boston, MA 02109

3. 177 Huntington Avenue

33 Arch St, Boston, MA 02109
33 Arch St
Boston, MA 02109

4. 800 Boylston Street

800 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199
800 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02199

5. 600 Atlantic Avenue

600 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02210
600 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02210

6. post

7. 1 Boston Place

201 Washington St, Boston, MA 02135
201 Washington St
Boston, MA 02135

8. 1 City Hall Square

1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02109
1 City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02109

9. Columbia Point

Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125

10. 500 Kendall Street

500 Kendall St, Cambridge, MA 02142
500 Kendall St
Cambridge, MA 02142

11. Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge

12. 48 Massachusetts Avenue

48 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02142
48 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02142

13. 42 Vassar Street

42 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA 02142
42 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA 02142

14. 600 Atlantic Avenue

600 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02210
600 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02210