Was the architecture of the "New Boston" truly heroic or merely a sculptural experiment during a time of civic optimism and low energy prices? My review of Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston by Mark Pasnik, Michael Kubo and Chris Grimley, published in ArchitectureBoston.

Paul Rudolph & Associates, Government Service Center, Boston, 1962-71. Photo: Mark Pasnik.

Paul Rudolph & Associates, Government Service Center, Boston, 1962-71. Photo: Mark Pasnik.