Old City Hall
When Boston's ‘new’ City Hall was finished in late 1968, the existing City Hall building emerged as surplus property. The city leased the property to a private developer for 99 years at a nominal sum. Finegold Alexander + Associates Inc designed the renovation and conversion of the building into prestigious commercial office and restaurant space. The granite exterior of the building was cleaned, but left virtually unchanged. The four-story stairway, which did not meet ADA requirements, was utilized as a central core to house elevators, egress stairs, restrooms, circulation corridors, and mechanical chases.
1976 AIA National Honor Award for Extended Use
1975 AIA Design Award, New England Regional Council
1973 L.J. Peabody Award for Creative Excellence
1972 Preservation Award, Boston Society of Architects