This month’s Tour of the Month is a reprise of The Greenway and Beyond focusing on what has replaced the elevated Central Artery since the Big Dig and what’s still to come. I wrote about the tour in detail when it was offered last August so I won’t repeat that here. But I do want to mention a few quick things:
- If you missed the Tour of the Month, The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and Boston By Foot are offering a series of tours of segments of the Greenway this summer, many offered at lunchtime.
- If you like the new parks downtown and want to support the Conservancy’s care of the parks you can purchase a paving stone and dedicate in honor of your mother or other caregiver. The Mother’s Walk sounds like a sweet thing to do although at $500 it’s out of my price range. Still, it’s worth mentioning because even if one person reading this is inspired to sponsor a paver, I’ll have done a good thing.
- The parks are in place, but the cultural institutions are still under development and may be so for a while. To me, he cultural institutions are even more exciting than the parks. Here are some places that may need your help becoming a reality:
- Finally, the Greenway is constantly changing as you can see most clearly in my photos from last year compared to my photos from this year. The Bostonscapes photo blog also has some nice photos in the post entitled 15 Billion Later.
Avenir, a residential-commercial development by North Station was just a fence last summer. Now there is a frame for a multi-story building.
Last summer, the North End Park was still being paved. Now children can play in it’s fountains.
Less than a year ago the Wharf District Parks were a construction zone, now they are lush and lovely.