Government Center in downtown Boston is usually buzzing with people and activity. Businessmen and college students alike walk the streets, their collars up against the harsh winds that whip through City Hall Plaza. The plaza itself, affectionately referred to as Boston’s “brick desert,” is 11 acres of concrete and bricks – not exactly a treat for the eyes. Towering above empty plain is the brutalist architecture of Boston City Hall, a building uniquely hated by Boston locals and visitors alike.
Jordan and I headed for City Hall Plaza a few weeks ago at a time when most folks were heading for the comfort of their own homes. One of Massachusetts’ famous nor’easters was around the corner, slated to bring in half a foot of snow over the next few hours. As the weather picked up, the plaza cleared out, giving us free reign to shoot without attracting the attention of passersby.