This is from our first Boston finalist, Anne. Comment away!
It's interesting to observe a Victorian form moving into the 21st century, reconsidered as something "edgy" and utilitarian (those South End railings aren't high enough to be used by adult humans, and are purely decorative). As Boston experiences a building boom, architects face a related challenge: how to integrate modern building designs with a city that is so rich in 19th-century neighborhoods?
Maybe the Dutch can show us the way forward.