The Promise of the Big Dig Unfulfilled

Causeway Street, formed by the Big Dig in Boston, is in the plans as a vibrant new center of streetlife. With the Big Dig construction long over, planners say now is the time.

"On a scale model of the city stretched across a large table on the ninth floor of City Hall, Shen indicated wooden blocks that symbolize the projects already approved for construction on and around Causeway Street: a commercial and hotel development on Beverly Street, a residence and retail complex on Haverhill Street; a commercial building near the top of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway; a tower rising from the site of the former Boston Garden.

'We would like to think that as soon as the current economic troubles are over, we will see these properties,'' he said. 'They are basically waiting for money.'"

Full Story: Stuck in the shadows


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