Convention Centers Can Be "Deadly, Single-Purpose Monoliths"

Robert Campbell argues that Boston's planned expansion of the convention center should be mixed-use and urban in nature.
December 23, 2009, 2pm PST | Tim Halbur
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Campbell writes, "Any addition should be thought of not as a deadly, single-purpose monolith, a vast pile of hotels and meeting rooms, but rather as a mixed-use neighborhood in which lots of different things happen, as they do in San Francisco and Philadelphia. It should incorporate shops and restaurants at its edges, where they can engage the neighbors, including pedestrians as well as conventioneers. It should mitigate the inhuman vastness of its barren site by inserting some public streets."

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Published on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 in The Boston Globe
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