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Architectural false history in Kenmore Square

12/13/04


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Benjamen airs complaints about the way BU completely changed Kenmore Square:

This week on the Radio Program: architectural forensics. Lily Dennison, Jim Ryan and Mr. Butch all used to live and work in Kenmore Square. They take us on a guided tour of a place that no longer exists. The story of Kenmore Square is not unique to Boston, the forces of gentrification and condoization have torn up many urban neighborhoods in many many American cities over the past 20 years BUT the severity of the Boston University led redevelopment of Kenmore Square has created something that I believe is unique - Architectural false history. ...

Via Andrew.

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