Rose Kennedy Greenway – it’s become the Automile

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Eh, this article was mildly funny.  It’s set in the future, year 2021, and looks back at supposed attempts to build something on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.  Ha ha.

By Brian McGrory, The Boston Globe

It’s a gorgeous September afternoon in the year 2021, and as I walk along what used to be known as the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston I am brimming with pride over the announcement that our great civic leaders have just made about this spectacular space.

Oh, sure, it was a struggle to get here, what with the typical finger-pointing, the rampant hand-wringing, and the trademark fear-mongering that characterizes too much of Boston, now, then, and always. But today made it all worthwhile.

Some of the previous incarnations of this space, in retrospect, may not have seemed ideal. There was that whole chain-link fence era, beginning in 2021, when the YMCA and Massachusetts Horticultural Society abandoned plans to build grand public facilities on the land.

Complete article: Heading back to the future

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