October 2016

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  • Topcon MAGNET for New High-Rise
    Topcon MAGNET for New High-Rise

    Posted: 10/7/2016
    New High-Rise Squeezes In

    With beginnings in 1636, the city has undergone war, epidemics, fires, and economic depression to grow into the state's second largest city, the region's economic hub, and home to the United States Naval Station - the largest Navy base in the world, spanning approximately 3,400 acres.

    The city's building stock and architecture have evolved. The Colonial town's first medieval English-style wood and frame construction with wide chimneys and thatch roofs were replaced in time by the iconic Neoclassical federal style architecture with elements of columns in the porticoes and classic motifs over doorways and windows, which exist today in the city's many preserved red brick public buildings and residencies.