Hall of Fame (CHOOSE 3)

Hall of Fame Vote- CHOOSE THREE! (see photos below)

  • 1. Post Office Square (WINNER - 1st)

    Votes: 20 31.3%
  • 2. Old State House (WINNER - 2nd - TIE)

    Votes: 16 25.0%
  • 3. New State House

    Votes: 9 14.1%
  • 4. Park Street Church

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 5. Old John Hancock Tower

    Votes: 7 10.9%
  • 6. Adams Courthouse

    Votes: 13 20.3%
  • 7. Public Garden (WINNER - 2nd - TIE)

    Votes: 16 25.0%
  • 8. Lechmere Viaduct

    Votes: 4 6.3%
  • 9. New Old South Church

    Votes: 5 7.8%
  • 10. Longfellow Bridge

    Votes: 6 9.4%
  • 11. Freeman Square/Dwight Square, Brookline

    Votes: 1 1.6%
  • 12. JFK Library

    Votes: 3 4.7%
  • 13. Fenway Park

    Votes: 8 12.5%
  • 14. The Citgo Sign

    Votes: 1 1.6%
  • 15. Winthrop Building

    Votes: 9 14.1%
  • 16. Bunker Hill Monument

    Votes: 4 6.3%
  • 17. North End Skinny House

    Votes: 1 1.6%
  • 18. Kresge Auditorium, MIT

    Votes: 2 3.1%
  • 19. Baker House, MIT

    Votes: 4 6.3%
  • 20. Symphony Hall

    Votes: 10 15.6%
  • 21. Memorial Hall, Harvard

    Votes: 5 7.8%
  • 22. Don Orione Nursing Home

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 23. Castle Island + Pleasure Bay

    Votes: 4 6.3%
  • 24. The esplanade/hatch shell

    Votes: 5 7.8%
  • 25. Memorial Drive Riverwalk

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 26. Old Boston City Hall

    Votes: 9 14.1%
  • 27. S.S. Pierce building, Coolidge Corner

    Votes: 5 7.8%
  • 28. Stoneholm, Brookline

    Votes: 4 6.3%
  • 29. The Arboretum

    Votes: 2 3.1%
  • 30. State Services Center

    Votes: 6 9.4%
  • 31. Southwest Corridor Park

    Votes: 4 6.3%
  • 32. Blackstone Block

    Votes: 6 9.4%
  • 33. Back Bay Fens

    Votes: 4 6.3%

  • Total voters
    64

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REMEMBER TO CHOOSE 3!

Polls close 11:59pm on Monday Feb. 25.

A list of all previous winners can be found here: http://www.archboston.org/awards/

In no particular order:

1. Post Office Square


2. Old State House


3. New State House


4. Park Street Church


5. Old John Hancock Tower


6. Adams Courthouse


7. Public Garden


8. Lechmere Viaduct


9. New Old South Church


10. Longfellow Bridge


11. Freeman Square/Dwight Square, Brookline

12. JFK Library


13. Fenway Park


14. The Citgo Sign


15. Winthrop Building


16. Bunker Hill Monument


17. North End Skinny House


18. Kresge Auditorium, MIT


19. Baker House, MIT


20. Symphony Hall


21. Memorial Hall, Harvard


22. Don Orione Nursing Home


23. Castle Island + Pleasure Bay


24. The esplanade/hatch shell


25. Memorial Drive Riverwalk


26. Old Boston City Hall


27. S.S. Pierce building, Coolidge Corner


28. Stoneholm, Brookline


29. The Arboretum


30. State Services Center


31. Southwest Corridor Park


32. Blackstone Block


33. Back Bay Fens
 

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Too many choices...

Can Symphony Hall get a photo?
 

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Voting on something like this is kind of brainless because there are so many obvious targets that'll inevitably end up on it ("not if but when") that it feels like shooting fish in a barrel. I almost wish we'd knock off all the usual suspects in one fell swoop so we can then get down to the real fun of debating over the stragglers, the underrated and the unusual.

(apologies if I'm overthinking this one)
 

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Parks constantly get shit on on this board, so I thought this was finally the year to enshrine the parks that actually are successful and vital to the City.

Post Office Sq, Public Garden, Arboretum for me.
 

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Parks constantly get shit on on this board, so I thought this was finally the year to enshrine the parks that actually are successful and vital to the City.

Post Office Sq, Public Garden, Arboretum for me.
I'm a sucker for a good park. My votes:

PO Sq
Public Gahhdin
Castle Island + Pleasure Bay (this was tied up among Arboretum and Esplanade)
 

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Voting on something like this is kind of brainless because there are so many obvious targets that'll inevitably end up on it ("not if but when") that it feels like shooting fish in a barrel. I almost wish we'd knock off all the usual suspects in one fell swoop so we can then get down to the real fun of debating over the stragglers, the underrated and the unusual.

(apologies if I'm overthinking this one)
For sure one would be Don Orione. Classic, classic mid century. Love the chapel and it's interpretation of stained glass. The photo does it no justice. And a 30ft Madonna statue. Right across the street. Kudos to whoever nominated this.
 

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In the newest episode of Family Guy, they show a decent skyline shot of Boston, and go to Memorial Hall in Harvard (#21).
 

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I'm glad Memorial Drive got zero votes. Come on! They need to remove the median to pull all the lanes into Cambridge further and then make the riverfront portion something spectacular.

As is: sucks.

Potential: enormous.
 

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Who is responsible for the 2013 archBOSTON Awards? Is the time now or February to begin?
 

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I'm glad Memorial Drive got zero votes. Come on! They need to remove the median to pull all the lanes into Cambridge further and then make the riverfront portion something spectacular.

As is: sucks.

Potential: enormous.
I know this is incredibly late, but I couldn't possibly disagree with you more about this. The Memorial Drive side of the river is far and away the SAFER side, BECAUSE the road is so close to the walkway. The esplanade is great during the day, but falls between "intimidating" and "downright terrifying" at night, depending on who (or who isn't) around.

In Cambridge, on the other hand, the attraction is the view. It already IS spectacular, and it's much more accessible than the Boston side for much longer portions of the day.

The median is there to help facilitate U-turns, make it easier for pedestrians to cross, and remove the possibility (probability) of "rubber-neckers" drifting into the oncoming lanes.

If the cars weren't so close to the river, I wouldn't feel comfortable walking there at night and I think a lot of other people would also be leery of it. (just like the esplanade) It's fine the way it is. There's also good parking right on the street (by the boathouses) that would have to either be moved or otherwise accommodated.

Don't fix what ain't broken.
 

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You're not comfortable walking on the Esplanade at night?
 

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I'd be fine passing through there at night if the need ever arose but like the Fens it's swimming with weirdos and pervs. That isn't necessarily everyone's thing.
 

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You're not comfortable walking on the Esplanade at night?
I have done it before, and no, I'm not really comfortable. I always hear about weirdos harassing people there. It also feels too dark and secluded at night. I have gone 10-15 minutes without seeing anybody! I would rather be out in the open walking on the other side of the river.
 

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