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Boston's abandoned underground concert hall

Aline Kaplan takes us on a tour of Steinert Hall on Boylston Street and wonders what will become of it.

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This theater features in Kate Racculia's Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts (although not by name, if I remember correctly). The book is a fun Westing Game-style trip through Boston.

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I read about this a couple years ago and thought what a great place for a music venue. I understand the difficulty of placing emergency exits and ventilation and such, but the photos evoke exciting ideas of having that space come to life.

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What a sad story - it's sad to see an acoustically perfect hall unusable; they are so rare.

I have fond memories of that building. For a couple of years in college in the late 1970s, I took voice lessons in that building. Many times, I'd follow my lessons with a visit to the piano store to wistfully try out pianos and sometimes buy sheet music.

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I am so fascinated by abandoned places. This seems like such a waste.

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I just read an excellent novel by Joe Peters that deals with the abandoned subway tunnels and Steinert Hall being flooded by a greedy real estate developer to get rid of the homeless who live in the tunnels. The novel also deals with climate change and how it will effect the MBTA.

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For the words of the profits were written on the studio wall
Concert hall
And echoes with the sound of salesmen.
Of salesmen
Of salesmen

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