This Wednesday, April 15th there will be a discussion in Boston’s Back Bay regarding the blend of both historic and modern buildings in the Back Bay.
Hosted by the Back Bay Association, Back Bay Historical and Boston Architectural College, Back Bay Boston: Fusing the Historic and the Modern will feature dialogues on how historic and modern architecture can work together.
According to the description of the event on Boston Architectural College website, “Boston’s Back Bay holds some of the city’s and America’s finest architecture, old and new. Historian Douglass Shand-Tucci, known for his critically well-received and award-winning scholarship, and respondents from around the city, will discuss how this has come to be and why both old and new are important to the life of the city, its citizens, and visitors.”
Douglass Shand-Tucci will focus on “Why Trinity Church Needed the Hancock Tower- Why the Historic Needs the Modern”.
Following his keynote address, there will be a panel discussion including several representatives from The Boston Globe, Boston Properties, Boston Redevelopment Authority, Boston Architectural College, and MIT School of Architecture.
This event will be open to the public and is free!
Back Bay is the perfect example of the blending of old, historic Back Bay condos (such as the brownstones along Comm Ave) and the new, modern Back Bay condos (such as the Mandarin Oriental Boston). This event should be a great way to see how exactly the blending of both historic and modern help to create the unique city of Boston, and why we are fortunate to have such a rich history with a modern twist.
Here are the details:
What: Back Bay Boston: Fusing the Historic and the Modern
When: April 15th 2009
Where: Cascieri Hall, Boston Architectural College
320 Newbury Street, Boston MA
Contact Me if you would like to find out more information on this great Back Bay event.
Check out previous Back Bay blog posts Old & New Boston Condos Here: Out With The Old, In With The New?