Boston Weekend: Greenway

I loved the Greenway project in Boston.  I hadn’t heard of it before but I felt like I should of as a nice example of urban design and inspiring change.

“When Boston’s Big Dig project plunged previously elevated roadways underground, the city found itself rich in prime urban land. Community and political leaders seized the opportunity to enhance Boston’s city life by providing additional parks and gardens to connect some of its oldest, most diverse and vibrant neighborhoods. One of the most important public projects in Boston’s history, the Greenway challenged designers to balance natural beauty and landscaped grace with the vitality and dynamism of a 21st Century city” http://www.rosekennedygreenway.org/

Me and Jamaica saw most of it in an early evening so I was especially impressed by the diversity of spaces and lighting design.  Changing a road to a park … I’m all for that stuff!

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