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The idea that Bostonians would wake up one morning and find out that the Ritz-Carlton Boston was suddenly the Taj Boston is astonishing. Built in 1927, the Ritz-Carlton was to Boston what the Plaza was to New York; the Palmer House was to Chicago; and the Adams Mark was (and is) to San Francisco—a home away from home that offered unmatched elegance, service and ambiance. I’ll take it one step further: perpetual perfection. The motto of the Ritz-Carlton staff: “We are ladies and gentlemen serving ladies and gentlemen.” A second Ritz-Carlton exists in Boston. But if you Google “The Ritz-Carlton Boston,” the following is

In business, go with what works Dec. 6, 2005: Vol. 1, Issue No. 53 Kimmel Suit Cites Architect The center says delays upped costs by millions The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts has sued its internationally acclaimed architect in U.S. District Court, accusing Rafael Viñoly Architects of "deficient and defective design work" and delays that boosted the project's final cost ... " This action arises from an architect who had a grand vision but was unable to convert that vision into reality, causing the owner to incur significant additional expenses to correct and overcome the architect's errors and delays," says the suit, filed

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