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Critic's Notebook

On Columbia Point, a structure befitting younger sibling’s role

By Sebastian Smee
Globe Staff / July 29, 2010

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The architecture, you get the feeling, is not really the point. There’s nothing to offend in Rafael Viñoly’s design for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. It’s a dark box on top of a lighter concrete box with two small, “welcoming’’ triangles attached. Neither left-leaning nor right, it’s conscientiously bipartisan, a study in symmetry. (Full article: 552 words)

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