Downtown Bostonâ€™s new Greenway parks system could be dominated for years by a temporary tent-like structure on a centerpiece site near South Station in the wake of the collapse of the ill-fated Garden Under Glass.
The embattled Massachusetts Horticultural Society, which spent 15 years in a fruitless bid to raise money for the $100 million-plus project, is now back with a radically downsized plan for one of Bostonâ€™s most valuable tracts of real estate.
Complete article: Garden plan chopped: Thorny end to $100M project – By Scott Van Voorhis, The Boston Herald
I think MassHort has been given enough time to come up with a plan (and the money) to make their dream a reality.
We all need to move on.
** If you want to read something funny, but sad, here‘s an opinion piece written for The Boston Globe by the co-chairs of the Garden Under Glass project.
The article starts:
You can envision the Garden Under Glass project by closing your eyes and thinking: It is 2005.
Imagine walking around the new downtown Boston with its park benches, shade trees, and fountains. Green grass. More trees. Flowers.
Now, add to the scene the city’s first new public garden and glass house for people to enjoy.