Tag Archives: Ada Louise Huxtable

Boston City Hall Plaza Gets Some National Love

Much-maligned Boston City Hall Plaza has been getting some good press lately, especially in the Boston Globe, for efforts to spruce/lively it up. And now Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s relentless red-brick-revival is garnering national recognition, via the Wall Street Journal’s Jon Kamp. … Continue reading

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Wait! A City Hall Plaza Redesign! (Exhibit Chumpteen)

From our Late to the Renovation Party desk Here we go again. In his State of the City address on Tuesday, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh promised to “reimagine City Hall Plaza as the thriving, healthy, innovative space that it should … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging the New Harvard Art Museums

Well the Missus and I trundled over to Cambridge the other day for a preview of the newly renovated/reinvigorated Harvard Art Museums (Fogg Museum+Arthur M. Sackler Museum+Busch-Reisinger Museum under one – controversial! – roof) and, say, it was swell. First, the … Continue reading

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WSJ Sends Off Ada Louise Huxtable In Style

The great Ada Louise Huxtable, who pretty much invented architecture criticism in her writing for the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, has died at the age of 91. Wednesday’s Journal features an impressive tribute to Huxtable: Her Critical Judgments Were … Continue reading

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Ada Louise Huxtable: MFA’s American Wing Fails To Take Flight

Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal devoted a full page of its Leisure & Arts section to the new Art of the Americas Wing at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. And – no surprise here – the paper’s dual reviews featured dueling ledes. … Continue reading

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Free The City Hall One!

From our Late to the Party desk: The umpteenth Boston Globe piece (in Sunday’s edition) on Boston City Hall as the ugliest building in town, at least according to local residents. Maybe . . . But wait! Don’t answer yet! … Continue reading

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