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Past Futures: Two Centuries Of Imagining Boston

 

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Past Futures: Two Centuries Of Imagining Boston
Harvard University, 1985

This catalogue was published in connection with the exhibition "Past Futures: Two Centuries of Imagining Boston," jointly sponsored by the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the State Street Bank and Trust Company, Boston. The exhibition took place at the State Street Bank Concourse Gallery from March 5 - May 31, 1985, and at Gund Hall Gallery, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts from October 1-181985. "Past Futures: Two Centuries of Imagining Boston" is one in a series of publications commemorating the 50th anniversary of the faculty of the Graduate School of Design, and the 350th anniversary of Harvard College.

Contents

Foreword, Henry N. Cobb

Visionary Plans and Practical Visions in the Shaping of Boston, Alex Krieger

The Expansion of the City

The Park System

The Waterfront and Harbor

The Shaping of a Square: Copley Square

The Charles River Basin

A System of Streets

Rebuilding the Core

Acknowledgments



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