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I've hardly ever seen the other parts of that sculpture before. So much more intricate & interesting than I ever thought!
 

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Boston Tapestry sculpture being installed at the Prudential Center, 1960s.View attachment 18817
I loved walking through and stopping to look at this sculpture some 25 years ago. I echo the query earlier in this thread, if anyone knows where it went after Boston Properties renovated. I have a tickle at the edge of my brain that it was a long-term loan from the artist, who maybe took it back. It’d be great to see it again on public display.
 

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I had no idea that the sculpture was still at the Pru even after the Prudential Tower's lobby was remodeled. And Boston Properties renovated the place?
 

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That was a quick half hour. I thought the music was great. Production reminded me a bit of Koyaanisqatsi. Great find. Thanks for posting.
Quoting at 1am for the mention of Koyaanisqatsi. Haven't even watched yet but if it's even remotely in the ballpark then we've got a home run.
 

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I know it's not a Christmas song, and I know it's about New York...but those Faneuil Hall photos have Joe Jackson's Steppin' Out playing in my head. Such a phenomenal aesthetic.

So many of those photos hit me right in the nostalgia, even if they're a couple of years before my time...that's the Boston I remember growing up in.
 

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Questionable music but a fascinating video nonetheless.
That was a great watch. The music is what's called 12-tone technique and was about as modernist/brutalist as music got in the 20th century... without getting too technical it basically eschews your standard harmonies and chord progressions for an any-note-goes mentality. I don't always love it but I do appreciate how cutting edge it was for the time.

ANYWAY everyone here should watch it. It's really well produced and has some fantastic camera angles. And if not then you're in luck because I pulled a bunch of screenshots...



































Anyone know why the skybridge had such a different aesthetic from the rest of the development?





 

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Copley Place seems like it would've been a very entertaining project to build. (Before they remodeled it), it was so full of color & personality, even though one might call it off as 80s and gaudy nowadays.
 

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That was a great watch. The music is what's called 12-tone technique and was about as modernist/brutalist as music got in the 20th century... without getting too technical it basically eschews your standard harmonies and chord progressions for an any-note-goes mentality. I don't always love it but I do appreciate how cutting edge it was for the time.

ANYWAY everyone here should watch it. It's really well produced and has some fantastic camera angles. And if not then you're in luck because I pulled a bunch of screenshots...



































Anyone know why the skybridge had such a different aesthetic from the rest of the development?





Somewhat late of me, but the skybridge was designed by the Stubbins Associates, instead of TAC. (Stubbins Assoc. also did both hotels, if I'm not mistaken.)
 

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