04 September 2012

Boston: The Big Dig

As Rutgers LA prepares for yet another Fall Field Trip, we are continuing to look at some interesting and intriguing places. Even if you can't join in on the trip, you should stop and see some of these notable landscapes sometime soon.

Often called the most expensive highway project in US history, Boston's Big Dig created a serpentine swatch of greenness wrapping around downtown. Boston.com details the parcels that make up the project. Since my photos fail to capture the full array of spaces created, you might also want to check out this NY Times slideshow.

Like the High Line, the Big Dig has become an enduring landmark that is likely to be the subject of any number of graduate seminar papers and theses over the next decade. So it is good to see it now as background for future readings and revisits.

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