6/18/2010 Uncategorized

I rarely walk on the west side of Congress Street along the edge of the brick plinth of City Hall; so I had never really noticed the unapologetic machismo of the brick corbelling.  Is the massing meant to reference a fortress?  Clearly, castles, forts, and military architecture were an obsession of Kallman McKinnell & Knowles since there is a brick turret abutting the trays of the Government Center Garage exhibiting similar medieval aspirations.  We are proposing a much more modest corbelling detail on one of the options of the Medford public garage.