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BOOK TALK: Welcome to Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston





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Join the Charlestown Preservation Society and the Friends of the Charlestown Library in welcoming author, Mark Pasnik, for a discussion of his book Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston.

On June 6, Mark will lead a lively discussion at the Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library celebrating the iconic concrete structures that shape our city. The book features Charlestown’s own concrete structure: The Charlestown Branch Library designed by Eduard Catalano and built in 1970.

Other structures that helped define Boston during this period include the well-known Boston City Hall, New England Aquarium, and cornerstones of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University as well as some already lost like Mary Otis Stevens and Thomas F. McNulty’s concrete Lincoln House and Studio; Sert, Jackson & Associates’ Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School.

Discover the beauty and significance of these architectural marvels through engaging discussion and captivating visuals. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, or just curious about Boston’s urban landscape, this event is sure to inspire and educate. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to explore the Heroic side of Boston’s concrete jungle!

Speaker: Mark Pasnik

Date: Thursday, June 6

Time: 6:30-7:45 pm

Location: Charlestown Public Library

If you’re interested in joining the discussion, sign up here.


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