Big Dig

December 30, 2015, 1pm PST
Ten years after the completion of the Central Artery and Tunnel project—or the Big Dig, as it's more commonly known—has the project become more justifiable?
The Boston Globe
August 19, 2013, 7am PDT
As the culmination of the Big Dig project that sunk Boston's elevated Central Artery, the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway was envisioned as one of the world's premier parks. Though plans have been curtailed, the park has become a beloved space.
The Boston Globe
July 12, 2012, 11am PDT
Completed years ago, the true cost of Boston's "Big Dig" is finally being tallied. Unfortunately, for residents of Massachusetts, the tab is far from paid, imperiling funding for other necessary transportation projects, reports Eric Moskowitz.
October 20, 2010, 12pm PDT
Transportation policy expert, Ken Orski, takes a different perspective in his column, "Living in Denial". Rather placing the blame on the American public and lawmakers denying the infrastructure crisis, he applies it to the transportation community.
June 14, 2010, 5am PDT
Causeway Street, formed by the Big Dig in Boston, is in the plans as a vibrant new center of streetlife. With the Big Dig construction long over, planners say now is the time.
The Boston Globe
May 6, 2010, 7am PDT
The Boston Redevelopment Authority is looking to inject some life back into the area surrounding the relatively empty park atop the city's infamous Big Dig.
The Architect's Newspaper
December 1, 2009, 5am PST
No major public works are underway in the United States, according to this piece from <em>The New York Times</em>. Some say the absence of major infrastructure projects may be hurting the economy.
The New York Times
January 15, 2009, 1pm PST
The image of tens of thousands of people being put to work on massive public works projects may be a thing of the past, some economists argue.
The Globe and Mail
November 19, 2008, 6am PST
Since its completion, Boston's Big Dig freeway project has succeeded in reducing congestion downtown, but new figures show the congestion has merely moved out of the central city into suburban areas.
The Boston Globe
October 27, 2008, 9am PDT
For the last ten years, the Army Corps of Engineers has been dredging the bottom of Boston Harbor in an effort to make more room for larger cargo ships. Dredging is almost complete on the project.
The Boston Globe
June 24, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>In this op-ed piece, Kevin C. Phelan and Yanni Tsipis argue that Boston's 'Big Dig' has only fought half the battle, calling for a more proactive approach to building over the city's other auto sewer, the Massachusetts Turnpike.</p>
The Boston Globe
March 17, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>A look at how the specter of Boston's Big Dig cast a dark shadow over proposed freeway replacement plans in Seattle and other cities.</p>
The Boston Globe