Keller @ Large: Not Everyone Wants Boston City Hall Torn Down

June 28, 2012 12:00 AM
Keller @ Large: Not Everyone Wants Boston City Hall Torn Down
BOSTON (CBS) – Would you like to see Boston City Hall vanish from the landscape?

" Or would you at least be dry-eyed if it did?

" If so, join the club.

Listen to Jon’s commentary:

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The website VirtualTourist named City Hall one of the world’s ten ugliest buildings, up there – or down there, take your pick – with the rancid Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City.

And just this week, the magazine California Home and Design led off an article listing the 25 buildings they’d most like to see demolished with our very own local landmark.

Brutal, perhaps, but fitting for a hideous concrete monolith that was touted back in the 1960’s as an example of the “new brutalism,” a once-hip architectural trend.

So when I went down to City Hall yesterday with a WBZ news camera to sample public opinion about the idea of razing the place, I expected most people would be eager for a turn with the sledgehammer.

Boy, was I wrong "

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