The Best View In Boston?

What if Boston left the Central Artery standing after spending $14.6 billion to replace it?
January 5, 2004, 9am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"An urban design consultant and lecturer at Boston University wants to turn about five blocks of the elevated roadway into a pedestrian and photographer's promenade, roughly between Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Rowes Wharf... The mile-long Central Artery, built from 1950 to 1956 as a "highway in the sky" to energize economically sagging Boston, is being dismantled at a cost of $60 million. Consultants, designers, neighborhood groups, and city and state officials, meanwhile, are making plans for transforming the 30-acre ribbon of open space that will be left when the artery is gone. But none of them envision leaving the artery standing."

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Published on Sunday, January 4, 2004 in The Boston Globe
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