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Architecture

Preserving the majesty of old works

New uses for water pumping stations will draw on their glory days

A Chestnut Hill pumping station, designed in 1887 by Boston city architect Arthur Vinal, will house condos and a museum when it is fully restored. A Chestnut Hill pumping station, designed in 1887 by Boston city architect Arthur Vinal, will house condos and a museum when it is fully restored. (Chuck Choi)
By Robert Campbell
Globe Correspondent / November 16, 2008

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When our ancestors built infrastructure, they built it as architecture. Sometimes great architecture. Infrastructure is the word for the network of utilities and other public services that keep America moving: highways, bridges, tunnels, dams, sewers, water mains, power lines. (Full article: 1144 words)

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