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Boston, founded in 1630, is one of the country's oldest cities. Often called the cradle of American history, it boasts a large number of historic landmarks and monuments. The 20th century added a series of skyscrapers to the skyline of church spires.
This cosmopolitan city has a relaxed atmosphere. The historic districts such as the charming Beacon Hill and the trendy Back Bay would fit nicely in any European city.
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At the turn of the 20th century, the swampy area bordering the newly created Back Bay neighborhood was turned into a parkland by the renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead.
The chaotic looking building opened in 2004 at MIT's campus in Cambridge, causing much controversy due to its unconventional design. The structure still polarizes architecture critics.
This is one of Boston's most historic buildings. On July 18, 1776, the citizens of Boston first heard the words of the Declaration of Independence here, read from atop the balcony of the Old State House.
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