If A Park is Beautiful But No One Uses It, Is it Still A Park?

Robert Campbell keeps hoping that the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway (the park built over the Big Dig site) will attract visitors. But even as it gets more beautiful, it still fails in terms of usage.
May 18, 2011, 1pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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Campbell calls the Greenway "...desolate, surrounded on all sides by crowds enjoying more interesting places."

He walks from one end of the park to the other and notes the lack of people:

"The Greenway, as noted, is becoming more beautiful. Trees are taller and new ones have been planted. But green is a background, not a foreground. A park is a setting for experiences. It is not an experience in itself."

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Published on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 in The Boston Globe
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