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Letters | CITY HALL’S HALF CENTURY

Le Corbusier came first

LEON NEYFAKH’S Feb. 12 Ideas piece on the context of the birth of Boston’s City Hall touches on architects Gerhard Kallmann and Michael McKinnell’s “admiration of European architects like Le Corbusier,’’ but ignores the building’s direct relationship to that latter architect’s Monastery of Sainte-Marie de La Tourette in Eveux, France. It is surprising that so few observers see the connection between these two architectural masterpieces.

The monastery’s construction began in 1956, and whether consciously or otherwise, the architects of City Hall owe much to this earlier work.

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Terrence Heinlein

Weston

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