Public Market to Open Over Big Dig

The Boston Public Market construction has been slow going - in fact, it's still in the blueprint stage - but officials say work will begin this summer in a site along the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the part built over the Big Dig site.
December 2, 2011, 8am PST | Tim Halbur
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The site, Boston's Parcel 7, is an office building with an 26,000 sq. ft. ground floor.

Steve Holt reports:

"The site market organizers chose is in a state-owned building along the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the popular strip of urban parkland that used to be Interstate 93. The infamous "Big Dig," the most expensive public works project in American history, left numerous land parcels, the air rights over several tunnel on-ramps and a few buildings sitting empty along the central artery, many of which were originally promised to nonprofits and cultural institutions. (On the Greenway itself, several developers have backed out of plans to build facilities housing a museum celebrating Boston's history, a center for arts and culture, an indoor arboretum, and a YMCA.)"

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Published on Thursday, December 1, 2011 in The Atlantic Cities
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