They tried it in New York’s Times Square. And they may try it in Boston’s Downtown Crossing: A small urban amphitheater for street shows and other events.
The idea is the brainchild of Millennium Partners, as part of the firm’s planned redevelopment of the old Filene’s Building in Downtown Crossing. The amphitheater would theoretically be built over the current Orange Line entrance.
It’s an interesting concept and a potentially smart use of urban space. But keep in mind: The one in NYC is rather small, as the photo above from the Gothamist suggests. So don’t get too excited about its potential impact to host major events.