MassArt Dorm Makes Statement In The Skyline

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The new dorm tower at Massachusetts College of Art and Design is the most interesting Boston high-rise in years.

Even though it isn’t finished, it’s already an architectural landmark, rising like a multicolored flag above Huntington Avenue.

There’s a youthfulness about this building, a feeling of play, of experiment. Those are qualities an art school ought to have.

College buildings need donors to give them names. For the time being, this one is known as the MassArt Residence Hall. We’ll just call it the Hall. It’s 20 stories tall and will be home to 493 students. The architect is the Boston firm of ADD Inc, with partner B.K. Boley as lead designer.

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