Art Deco is said to be one of the few architectural styles recognizable by most Americans. While many look to other cities like New York and Miami for Art Deco in architecture, Boston retains a rich collection and some of the finest examples in the country.
Lavish and eclectic, Art Deco's geometric shapes conjure images of a streamlined technological age reflected in the emergence of skyscrapers, aviation, and telecommunications through the 1920's and 1930's.
This walk around Boston's Financial District features the architectural works of Cram & Ferguson, Thomas James, Richard Shaw, and Parker, Thomas & Rice as well as the landscaping of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in the Norman Leventhal Park in Post Office Square.
From the Harold Field Kellog's Batterymarch Building through to Arthur Bowditch's Paramount Theater to Jung/Brannen's contemporary interpretations, discover the many hidden architectural treasures in an area that has experienced several cycles of destruction and renewal. This is incredible eye-opening tour is all about discovery, and will change the way you look at Boston.
Discover the downtown you often see but rarely notice.