“I don’t know if it exactly qualifies as ‘art,’ but City Hall and the brick-paved wasteland around it is the least-lovely thing to look at in Boston.”
Ms. Brown is not alone in her judgement. In 2008, the website VirtualTourist.com named Boston City Hall the ugliest building in the world! They wrote: “While it was hip for it’s time, this concrete structure now gets routinely criticized for its dreary façade and incongruity with the rest of the city’s more genteel architecture. Luckily, it’s very close to more aesthetically pleasing attractions.” Thomas Garvey also penned a thoughtfully acid critique of Boston City Hall and Brutalist architecture in Boston.
Read our entire list of Worst Public Art nominations so far here.
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