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Revolutionary Design

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It takes a special kind of property to reflect its location and culture, but it takes a truly interesting property to reflect its history, and then share that with guests through design. Newly opened, The Revolution Hotel in Boston not only showcases the city’s storied past through its decor and art installations but is a piece of artwork itself.

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Making history cool, comfortable - The Revolution, Boston’s newest boutique hotel, will offer a modern take on the city’s past.

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Walk into the almost-finished hotel at 40 Berkeley St. in the South End, and the first thing you’ll see is Martin Luther King. Then Clara Barton, John F. Kennedy, and Malcolm X. These once-Bostonians are staring down on the lobby, their images part of a bright street-art-style mural on the upper walls, mixed in with a rippling American flag, the seal of the City of Boston, and an eagle. Straight ahead, back by the stairs, a column is being transformed into a sort of totem pole, festooned with telephones, sewing machines, computer mice, and other things that were invented in Massachusetts.

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SideTracks: Stephon Gilmore, Lydia Shire... and more

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ROCKET MAN: Apparently, astronaut Drew Feustel recently touched down in Boston to attend a private welcome-home party. We’re told that the out-of-this-world explorer, who returned to Earth earlier this fall after a 191-day mission aboard the International Space Station, and his wife, speech-language pathologist Indira Feustel, marked his arrival back on solid ground at the Chestnut Hill home of their close friends Bruce Percelay, founder of The Mount Vernon Company and publisher of Nantucket Magazine, and his wife, Elisabeth.

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WBZ-TV to get new studio, adding to spate of Allston-Brighton development

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Two prominent Boston-area developers have signed an agreement to redevelop WBZ-TV’s longtime home on Soldiers Field Road, in the latest sign that a once-sleepy corner of the city has become a magnet for real estate investors. Mount Vernon Co. and National Development plan to build a new studio for WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV on a portion of the 8-acre site in Allston while the current building remains in use. Once the new studio is done, the existing building would be torn down to make way for new development.

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