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21 Jan 2019
“One of the worlds ugliest buildings”
26 Nov 2018
“Ugly & Beautiful At The Same Time!”
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Reviewed 22 January 2019

Built in 1968 this ugly concrete monstrosity looks more like a Soviet bomb shelter than a civic building in a historical city. Its tall gray wall holds the offices of Boston’s mayor and city council. It free to enter and look around, at night when...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Michael B
Reviewed 27 November 2018

Growing up in Boston, City Hall was always referred to as "the hideous modern building across the street from Faneuil Hall." Now, as an adult, I appreciate that it is a classic example of Brutalist architecture built at the height of the period in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Went to enjoy the seasons festivities. Not a whole lot to go for young children, but I could picture my husband and I going here to get a bite to eat, browse the vendors and go skating. My son was bundled up and it was...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

Thank you to all the good people of Boston that made our 5 days in and around your city so enjoyable. No matter where we were if someone saw us looking "lost" or on our phones for directions they extended a helping hand. The baseball...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Visited on a wet and cold day , bold and modern wont be to every one tastes but its worth a look round even if it is a bit stark.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We bought on line our parking fee, added two hours on line while we were finishing our lunch and got and parking ticket. Reason is that you can not stay at the same spot while their web site allow it. Total scam.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank laurent g
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Forty years and still trying to love Boston’s City Hall. It’s problem is it’s context with the neighborhood. It appears out of place and it’s architect is not strong enough to stand on its own. Not monumental and remains out of character. The Center yards...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

This Orwelly building gives no further apetite at first glance. Enter! Its free admission through the security and just explore it. Beatiful light, original non-restored, tons of adorable details, still 1984 but a true masterpiece of brutal on the edge architecture.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Timo P
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed visiting the City Hall in Boston. Parking is really hard, but is worth to expend the sunset around the hall.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank D_v_D_USA
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We had a very nice walk. Took a couple of pictures. They was a fundraiser activities with great music. We enjoyed it.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Response from Timo P | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, just through the security, free and marvelous exploration awaits you. So cool inside!
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