'I've designed the new city hall'
Armchair Gen. Savin Hill: "Here's my proposal for a mixed-use city hall. Someone send this to Mayor Menino, I'm a shoe-in to get the design contract." ... It brings tears to my eyes. It's anti-Brutalist Modern Realism, embracing, and not denying, the true nature and function of itself, accepting that post modern man is still modern man, insisting that nickels and tokens, symbolically, still have value in the age of digital debit and Charlie cards, and humanizes the plight of the dehumanized, specific and metalic, bespeaking world-class city status, not by shouting, but by simply being, unabashed in purpose and might. Thank you, Armchair Gen. Savin Hill. ... P.S. -- Click here
for a more detailed look at the wonder. Note also the scale reference to the Hancock tower at left.