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Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri is the perfect book to curl up on the couch in October and spend your afternoons reading. The short stories walk us through a series of different perspectives and the experiences of being an immigrant in the Boston area.
The names explicitly refer to the three high points around Boston.
When the fabric of Back Bay reaches Copley Square, it turns into a city of buildings.
This is not serious.
Between 1958 and 1973 Sert's office designed three major buildings for the university: Holyoke Center (1958-65,) Peabody Terrace (1962-64) and the Science Center (1973.)
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Bits and bobs about cities. From recommendations about things to do, to architectural anecdotes that explain how the places came to be.
Some buildings grow, others shrink. And it's quite interesting to follow their transformations as they track cultural (social, political) and physical transformations in the city.
You may not believe this, but as that the Casa Rosada was growing to its present dimensions, at the opposite end of the square the Cabildo of Buenos Aires was shrinking at about the same rate.
Belgrano to the north and Flores to the west were still independent towns, separated from the core by a largely rural landscape and connected by road and rail.
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