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America took its rightful place in the world order during the twentieth century, as its architecture reflects.



Skyscrapers soared above the quaint old neighborhoods of Boston, Providence, and Hartford. Many were undistinguished, few had echoes of New England's past.

But among the great commercial towers were some of imposing form and striking originality: Boston's slender, mirror-covered John Hancock Tower and Hartford's glass ellipse.

Colonial style

Georgian style

Federal Style

Greek Revival

Neoclassical style

Late 19th-century styles

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Boston Architecture

Boston skyscrapers—mostly big boxes. Undistinguished.

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