Design: Shaped by Bostonian Civility

The $500 million Copley Place fits in with Back Bay, almost

Like all living organisms, cities are constantly changing. One American city that seems to manage technological and economic change without sacrificing its essential character is Boston. Its residents have kept their new downtown, with its forthright and boldly sculptural city hall, the Faneuil Hall festival market and converted granite warehouses along the waterfront, as Bostonian as Bunker Hill. Now they are managing to control drastic changes in the famed Back Bay neighborhood. The latest and most dramatic case in point is Copley Place,...

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