The North Square reconstruction project was awarded one of nine 2020 Preservation Achievement Awards by the Boston Preservation Alliance. The award recognizes the resilience of individuals, the versatility of historic buildings, and the importance of storytelling in keeping our histories alive.
The Boston Preservation Alliance has now released their extended cut film of the 2020 award-winning projects. Watch the video above to hear from A+J Art+Design’s Anne Hirsch and Jeremy Angier, along with Nina Zannieri, Executive Director of the Paul Revere Memorial Association.
A+J Art+Design was selected to create the artwork for the renovated North Square, a $2.5 million revitalization project. In the interview above, Hirsch and Angier speak about the community process in designing the artwork. The team met with the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) and North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA), and incorporated artwork from students at the North End’s Eliot and St. John schools.
The four sculptures—1798 North Square View, North End Story Map, Fantastical Historical Nautical Instrument, and “What We Brought With Us” Suitcase Sculpture—each reflect some piece of the history and culture of the North End.