WOW, they finally finished the bridge..... I havent been there in a few years because of the "BIG DIG". how did that all go anyway? if you know!
Funny that you ask if I know anything about the Big Dig!!!! Its in my life daily on Many Many levels..... And I just happen to know someone ;-) who set up a page with progress construction photos for Chinatown Park (user 526635 - for some reason I can't seem to get the link to work), one of the parks built along the old artery route.
And in fact just today the local paper had a series giving an overview of the parks and other developments - Rose Kennedy Greenway It all actually is coming along great - definitely worth a trip back to town!
It is funny how long it has taken for this to be built. What started out as a simple project, became this huge ordeal!
I ended up just flying into Meredith, NH. and just drove in that hour to get into boston because 1) it was 200$ cheaper and 2) I didnt want to deal with the horrendous construction from the airport!
I don't think The Big Dig/Central Artery Project was ever considered a simple project. At its very conception, it was known that it would be the largest public works project in the history of the country. The time it took to be built is neither a surprise nor a shame.
But you are right, it has been an ordeal. And we may see many more central-artery-related ordeals in the future. It's hard to drive through it without thinking about the concrete suppliers who went to jail over shoddy work.
At the same time, it's cuts at least half an hour and untold hassle off my drive into town. That ugly, depressing, blight-inspiring, elevated highway is GONE. Our city is once again all-of-a-piece, with neighborhoods reunited, the waterfront returned to us, and a ribbon of park and development opportunity giving us space to keep dreaming for years to come.
thanks -I got a shot of it at night with the full moon,too, though from more of a distance.
Reminds me of a bridge in Toledo Ohio:
thanks, global_ant0n1us - after many years of arguing about the design of this crossing, they did come up with a beauty!
LOLOL Tery - well, looks like I'm starting to unearth some of the old missed comments. But OMG - are you from Boston ??? You talk just like you are!!!
I bin to Boston once but I didn't pak my ca in the yad
Hi Bits. Now that I'm thinking of it I've been to Boston 3 times around 1978 from when I lived in Montreal. Once was during a three day weekend to Virginia Beach and Kitty Hawk South Carolina; we hit 13 states and had extra time to stop in New York City for pizza then zip over to Mass. where I bought my first Maya hammock. Another time was for a meeting with B F Skinner at Harvard.
Hey Tery - well first, interesting about meeting with BF Skinner - what was that about?
and LOL, thanks for the "like" - the first and only one! lolol on me, I thought I was sooooooo clever when I first caught this shot.
It is a clever shot.
After I had studied Psychology for a year (switched to Economics) I had become a big fan of Skinner. When I was in Montreal I had read Walden Two (which is considered well ahead if it's time even now) and wanted to talk to him about it. I reread Beyond Freedom and Dignity a couple of times but just couldn't fathom what he was getting at. It wasn't until over a decade later that I understood not only the book but the criticisms leveled at it. Anyway the big question I had for BF was that i had become a vegetarian while in Montreal and in his biography he had been a vegetarian but the novel indicated he stopped. So I wanted to ask why he quit. He laughed and said that he couldn't remember why he had become one in the first place.
Were you at McGill, studying with D.O.Hebb? I was in his intro psych class, and he seemed to be definite follower.
LOL, I'm sure Skinner must had had some re-enforcing event that had led him to vegetarianism :)
Lol kamaly re the reinforcing
I had graduated by the time I moved to Montreal. I did take an Arabic course at McGill.
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Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge
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