I. M. PEI AND PARTNERS
Harbor Towers, 1971

The new buildings are carefully crafted, earning the kind of stand-off quality that they convey—the sense of being beyond personal experience.... [The] Pei towers are an antidote to the essential flatness characteristic of so many other buildings of this period. These towers command respect.... The shapes and forms are extremely simple, with interest coming from the modulation of light on the surfaces around the piers, and on [the] inset recess, and from the curved shadows cast by balconies at the corners.

Donlyn Lyndon The City Observed: Boston, 1982