Walkin’ Around Boston: Gov’t Ctr Northside

I had a nice walk after meeting with Darien for a Beer at our favorite dugout at Houston’s. No wait, it has another name. Hillstones. Perfect spot for a beer on a fine afternoon in May.

I walked him to the train station, North Station, the commuter rail, so I could keep talking.

Then headed back toward Park St to catch my T train. Saw a few interesting buildings so I took a few pics.

Enjoy!

This is the construction site in front of the TD Garden. This is the Boston Properties project which will create a grocery store underground, some retail at street level, a brand new “gateway” entrance to North Station, and three towers of office, hotel and apartments. Going for LEED Platinum. It’s going to be great!

Leaving the station heading south and west back to Park St, toward Gov’t Center…

Another oldie but goodie in the Bullfinch Triangle…

I thought this was cool.

I don’t know what this round thing is, maybe ventilation, at the JFK towers of Gov’t Center’s federal plaza…One Boston Place in the background like Batman’s skyscraper.

The new Millennium Tower and high-end residential sibling, 45 Providence, stick up above the Downtown Crossing neighborhood, while Center Plaza’s curvilinear profile bends its repetitive 70’s kitsch around the block…

One Boston Place with its vertical exaggerations flaunts its distance from the neoclassical Court St building…

I like the Old State House nestled in the middle of generations of succeeding constructs…

And at Park, looking at the most iconic building in Boston, the Hancock Tower / 200 Clarendon St. designed by Henry N. Cobb of I.M. Pei & Partners. This is the tallest building in New England and a classic of modernist minimalism.

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