Massachusetts: Boston Named A City With The Most Unique Architecture
Boston, is filled with iconic landmarks such Fenway Park or the Old South Meeting House. Daily Passport recently named the six best architecture cities in the country and Boston made the list. Notably, this feature highlights how the city represents minimalist constructions that consist of bare building materials and preserved structural elements.
Before we dig into what makes Boston’s architecture so admired, lets take a look at the complete landscape of this category. The six cities praised on this list for their architectural design “represent foundational moments in the country’s history, while others reflect the nation’s ever-forward thinking, using technology and construction methods to create structures that were previously thought to be impossible to build,” Daily Passport explains.
Boston is among some great company. With skyscrapers and legendary Riverwalk, Chicago is a no-brainer to make this list. New Orleans’ French-inspired quarters are unlike any other city. San Francisco was highlighted for its art-deco and Queen Anne style homes. Santa Fe, New Mexico, is filled with Puebloan-inspired architectures. Then, there are places like Seattle that have one-of-a-kind landmarks like the Space Needle.
Boston Is One Of America’s Oldest Cities
Preserving that charm is also what has made Boston one of the best cities for architecture in America. No matter where you turn in areas like the North End or Beacon Hill, you will be met with brick-lined streets, tight corners, and some older buildings that date back to the 1700’s.
Daily Passport specifically calls out the Freedom Trail where you can catch most of the components that give Boston this badge of honor. “You’ll see the Old Massachusetts State House (built in 1713); the Old Corner Bookstore, Boston’s oldest commercial building (erected in 1718); and Faneuil Hall (dating to 1742), named for the wealthy merchant who gifted it to the city on its completion,” they say.