Charlestown Branch Library, 1970

The library is an exercise in concrete (rare for Charlestown) and glass, producing extremely pleasant and functional indoor spaces. The glass was intended to define an articulated interval between the base structure and an inverted “channel” roof. Much of it has been replaced with plywood. Long-time residents of Charlestown cannot remember when the combination of a normal, healthy city youngster and an accommodating brickbat did not spell trouble for undefended surfaces of glass.

Boston Society of Architects Architecture Boston, 1976