Big Dig House

A vice president of a firm that performed work on the Big Dig plans to reuse thousands of tons of discarded steel for his new house.
April 27, 2004, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"A vice president at the Big Dig's biggest contractor, Modern Contintental, Pedini figured there had to be another purpose for the thousands of tons of steel, concrete, and hardware used for temporary ramps and roadway as the Central Artery was being buried underground... Dubbed the Big Dig house, the building is under construction in Lexington. Plans call for the highway beams to be prominent vertical and horizontal supports. Concrete roadway decking will become floors and ceilings. Spare rebar, the stiff metal poles that reinforce concrete, are envisioned to enclose a spiral staircase. Steel forms used to make precast beams are to become planters. Sloped supports used to hold up walls are to be lawn sculptures."

Thanks to Anthony Flint

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Published on Sunday, April 25, 2004 in The Boston Globe
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