Planning the City Upon a Hill: Boston Since 1630 (Google eBook)

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Univ of Massachusetts Press, May 1, 1994 - Architecture - 328 pages
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An account of Boston's planning history. Nine chapters detail the key developments that shaped each period of Boston's growth, focusing on the post-World War II era. The text describes the process and significance of all the major projects - from the first wharves to the latest skyscrapers.
  

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This book is a great overview of the history of municipal development in Boston, a city that was, contrary to popular belief, planned. From the visionary works of Frederick Law Olmstead to the zany ... Read full review

Contents

A City upon a Hill
1636
The Great Selectman
23
The Growth of a Metropolis
43
Building Downtown and around Town
73
A Bigger Better Busier Boston
109
James Michael Curley and the Old Boston
129
Collins Logue and the New Boston
157
Kevin White and a WorldClass City
193
Flynn Coyle and the Boom
217
Conclusion
247
Appendices
1775
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Copyright

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Lawrence W. Kennedy is Professor of History at the University of Scranton and author of Planning the City upon a Hill: Boston since 1630.

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