Big Dig's Downtown Parks

Three firms have been selected to design parks for the most expensive public works project in U.S. history.

"Big Dig statistics include a $14.6 billion price tag, making it the most expensive public works program in U.S. history, and creation of an estimated 250 acres of new parks and open space, including an island in Boston Harbor augmented with Big Dig dirt. The new downtown parks will be spotted along a linear path of about 30 acres...A combination of green space, commercial and residential buildings, and restored surface streets will attempt to reknit and heal the city."

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