February 3, 2012
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Second round jury review.
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According to historian Douglas Shand-Tucci, Victorian Copley Square was developed by Boston’s Brahmin caste in the 1865-1915 period as a great New World agora of arts and sciences, faith and learning. Its cornerstone was the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), including the first American school of architecture, founded in the square. Within a block of MIT would be built the crown jewel of modern Harvard, its medical school. The square was once the cradle of the great galaxy of educational institutions which made Boston the American intellectual capital in the 20th century. Shand-Tucci asserts the square presided over what he calls "the dawn of the modern American experience."
Copley Square may be unique in boasting of three masterpieces of world stature in the medieval, classical and modern traditions. The backdrop of Copley Square includes buildings which constitute some of the most famous confrontation in the history of American architecture. These landmarks include Trinity Church, Boston Public Library and I.M. Pei’s John Hancock Tower which provides an elegant sliver of reflecting light along the perimeter of Copley Square and Boston’s historic skyline.
For precedents, please have a look through some of the following online lighting publications:
Images of Copley Square, Boston, Massachusetts, USA by night.