Father Pitt

Why should the beautiful die?

Peoples Center and World War II Veterans Memorial, North Shore

The Peoples Center is one of a number of buildings that have gone up on the North Shore in the past two decades in the style old Pa Pitt calls neoneoclassical, in which cheap modern materials are arranged in forms that echo classical architecture, but without any embarrassing artistic detail. The buildings look traditional and unobjectionable. They make decent citizens of the urban landscape. They have nothing to excite interest in themselves, but they have nothing to excite disgust or dismay, either.

The lighted World War II memorial in front gives this night view a drama it would not have otherwise.

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