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Under Wraps

November-December 2015

Photograph of Smith Campus Center exterior renovation

Photograph by Stu Rosner


Photograph by Stu Rosner

As planning proceeds for the conversion of the former Holyoke Center into the Smith Campus Center, Josep Lluís Sert’s International Style icon, built from 1962 to 1967, gets its half-century exterior toning and face lift—a formidable challenge in the tight confines of Harvard Square. Stage One is the staging itself: here, the Dunster Street scaffolding in the first week of autumn.

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Courtesy of the Charles Riverboat Company

Boston By Foot architecture cruise

Lone paddlers take in the sunset

Photograph courtesy of UMass Lowell Kayak Center

Day trips on the Merrimack River

The front hall holds a pint-sized proscenium arch made of glass mosaics

Photograph courtesy of Ayer Mansion

The only surviving residence designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany

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A view of the State House dome and downtown’s towers, from the Charles River 

Courtesy of the Charles Riverboat Company

Boston By Foot architecture cruise

Lone paddlers take in the sunset

Photograph courtesy of UMass Lowell Kayak Center

Day trips on the Merrimack River

The front hall holds a pint-sized proscenium arch made of glass mosaics

Photograph courtesy of Ayer Mansion

The only surviving residence designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany