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Boston by Design, Part 3: Edge of Urbanism

The Back Bay brick rows, the sleek downtown towers, the old neighborhoods of triple-deckers and new clusters of loft conversions: all lay claim to being part of the unique character of Boston.

And this week on Morning Edition, in our special series, Boston by Design, we're hearing from architects and planners about the challenge of blending brownstone and Bauhaus, old and new, in a city that has 400 years of history in its architectural bones.

Today, in the third part of our series, four local architects take us to the places around the city that have captured their imaginations. Each shows a distinct slice of Boston's urban style — its flaws...and its beauty.

We'll travel across familiar vistas to a new village in a forgotten corner of the city, from the calm of the Victory Gardens in the Fenway, to the hubbub of transit activity at the edge of the Charles River.

This program aired on October 8, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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