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This blog is a place for dialogue on issues and actions relating to Boston's unique built environment and the preservation and continuing evolution of historic resources within it. My goal, as the Executive Director of the Boston Preservation Alliance, is to post timely, relevant and thought-provoking intelligence, ideas, and insights that will engage conversations, inform our actions, and broaden perspectives on preservation.

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Greg Galer, Executive Director, Boston Preservation Alliance

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December 19th, 2017  |  Posted by: Boston Preservation Alliance

In Defense of Brutalism

Alliance Executive Director, Greg Galer, joins Nick Redding of Preservation Maryland to discuss why “like” isn’t the measure of whether to decide to preserve a building, how the Mayor turned a corner on City Hall, and the ways in which placemaking is turning the Plaza into a more welcoming site. Tune in for all of this and more:

From the podcast:

The Mapparium at the Mary Baker Eddy Library

The Boston Citgo Sign

Boston was a laboratory for béton brut (raw concrete) in the 1960s and 1970s.

The Christian Science Center Complex is a Boston Landmark.


For more on concrete architecture, check out one of our 2017 Preservation Achievement Award Winners: Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston.

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