How did Boston City Hall come to look like a "giant concrete harmonica?"

02/15/2012 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Boston City Hall, or the "giant concrete harmonica" as Leon Neyfakh calls it, is 50 years old this year. The two unknowns who won the design competion are credited with helping Boston become a "great new urban experimental center," as Yale School of Architecture Dean Robert Stern put it. Precast vertical elements play a large role in the design. See what the GreatBuildings site has to say about the structure.

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