This is from a different thread, but I was wondering. What exactly made Boston a "cesspool" in the 1960s? Was it organized crime? Poverty? Poor economic times?Originally Posted by kmp1284
Tallest outside of NYC within North America. Tall building don't make for great cities in and of themselves. Boston was a cesspool in the 1960s. A hundred Prudential Towers wouldn't have changed that at the time.
Also I was born in Fenway in 1983 (well we lived in Fenway but I was born at the Brigham). What was Boston like in the early 1980s? Whats better now? Is anything worse?