This is my quick response to @madelinebilis article The 100 best buildings in Boston
I did this fast and just took google map screenshots, so forgive me for lack of photos, addresses and correct names of places, as well as not doing much background research/making cohesive arguments for each building.
the 2 buildings next to the Waterworks. One is a new condo, the other is condos in a restored building associated with the waterworks.
designed by some famous dude whose name I forget (you can find his face on the face somewhere, whatever), the inside of this place is gorgeous.
This high rise in Cambridge near Harvard has nice proportions and is pleasant to look at and pass by. Not quite right for the area, but not wrong either.
These 2 buildings, especially the one in front of the Converse HQ, is just perfectly portioned for the place. not to big, not too small. good looking, too, and it has that brick and green color that screams ‘Yah’re in Bahston!’
Courthouse in Seaport. Not entirely in love with the backside.
Runkle Elementary in Brookline. Great school environment inside and out. obviously biased because I’ve been inside and know what it’s like.
The Round Whole Foods/Parking garage in South End(ish)
the new Pierce building in Fenway. It’s a good use of the space. great views from the greenway across the street.
Lincoln Elementary School in Brookline. Again, biased since I’ve been inside, but I’ve been inside several dozen elementary schools now, and this one holds up.
This is a medical building/library of sorts in Longwood.
I won’t disclose where this private residence is. But believe me when I say it’s amazingly portioned, nice without being fancy, and pleasant to reside in.
Harvard Medical building. The Greeks are jealous
The Genzyme building. no idea of it’s use.
Exchange place. Not in love with it, but a solid skyscraper. #Glass
the EF education HQ. OK, mostly just an office building with a sweet glass feature.
NO idea the name of this place, and I never seem to remember it when I’m out and about, but love the style and presence.
I am not sure what it is about this low slung parking garage with minimal retail space near the Chinatown gate, but I like it. call me crazy.
Cambridge Public Library. Amazing conjunction of old and new.
Many buildings on Boston College campus all have the same fee, but I like this one the best.
This apartment building on Beacon near Amory playground has incredible lateral proportions. it calms me.