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Photo "Inside the Boston Government Service Center"

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Inside the Boston Government Service Center cr
The Boston Government Service Center was designed in the Brutalist style by architect Paul Rudolph. Brutalist architecture flourished from the 1950s to the mid 1970s, spawned from the modernist movement. The term was coined in 1954, from the French beton brut, or "raw concrete", a phrase used by Le Corbusier to describe his choice of material. Brutalist buildings usually are formed with striking repetitive angular geometries, and where concrete is used, often revealing the texture of the wooden forms used for the in-situ casting. Rudolph earned his bachelors's degree in architecture at Alabama Polytechnic Institute and then moved on to the Harvard Graduate School of Design to study with Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius. The Government Service Center is an unfinished, controversial, and neglected Brutalist structure. The building's exterior and interior surfaces make extensive use of Rudolph's signature ribbed, bush-hammered concrete aka “corduroy concrete”. This building's forms mingle the rectilinearity with extravagant curved forms. The many benches and sheltered and concealed spots the building offers are used by the local homeless population to take refuge from the weather, rest, and sleep. Officially, the property is closed to the public on evenings and weekends, but this policy is seldom enforced. The characters of a 2006 American crime drama The Departed are shown working in this building. 
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Olga Maleeva Olga Maleeva #1 mon 27 Jul 2009 05:29


Berenice Kauffmann Abud  - AFIAP Berenice Kauffmann Abud - AFIAP #2 mon 27 Jul 2009 05:54

Great B&W work!!!!! Congrats!

Wojtek Golec Wojtek Golec #3 mon 27 Jul 2009 07:24

Great picture with this grain texture.Thanks for all information

Alla S. Alla S. #4 mon 27 Jul 2009 09:38

Да, отлично показали!

Detlev Reimann Detlev Reimann #5 mon 27 Jul 2009 09:52

interesting documentation

Konstantin Zborowsky Konstantin Zborowsky #6 mon 27 Jul 2009 09:53

отлично и познавательно

Tatiana Ershova Tatiana Ershova #7 mon 27 Jul 2009 10:18

отличная работа! и примечание было интересно почитать

Natalja Kupchenko Natalja Kupchenko #8 mon 27 Jul 2009 11:47

Выразительная работа! Красиво!

win.ka win.ka #9 mon 27 Jul 2009 14:16

perfect b/w work, great tones!
well done, sabirjan!

mircea grumaz mircea grumaz #10 mon 27 Jul 2009 15:20

such a nice atmosphere; excellent; regards

Boris Katorgin Boris Katorgin #11 mon 27 Jul 2009 15:54

Отлично снято!

Igor Melekestsev Igor Melekestsev #12 mon 27 Jul 2009 16:15

Отличная геометрия!

Stefano Pasquini Stefano Pasquini #13 mon 27 Jul 2009 19:09

Not only a beautiful image. A great reporting too.
Thank you Sabirjan, for sharing and for helping to improve our culture.

Viktor Kessler Viktor Kessler #14 mon 27 Jul 2009 19:42

Отличная работа! Спасибо за интересную информацию!

Aleksej Patlakh Aleksej Patlakh #15 mon 27 Jul 2009 20:25

Отличная работа!