The End Of City Hall?

Boston's City Hall Plaza, October 2008. (cliff1066/flickr)

Boston’s City Hall Plaza, October 2008. (cliff1066/flickr)

Boston’s City Hall has been called many things – an “eyesore,” an “ugly intergalactic spaceship,” the “world’s ugliest building.” Now, state representative and Boston mayoral candidate Marty Walsh is weighing in with a proposal to move the seat of city government elsewhere and sell City Hall and the surrounding plaza to a private developer.


Mike Davis, president of the Boston Society of Architects, chairman of the Boston Civic Design Commission, and a partner at Bergmeyer Associates, Inc.


WBUR, “‘It’s been a common theme in this election: where’s the expansion of Boston as far as the economy, as far as creating jobs?,’ [Walsh] said. ‘When you look at this, there’s a rare opportunity here.’ Walsh’s pitch comes as the mayoral election enters a crucial phase, with just over a week to go before voters winnow the field from 12 to two in the preliminary election.”

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