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I freakin love seeing this massive mess of concrete taken down!
It's demolition is a significant step in Boston's recovery from the ruinous urban renewal projects of the 1950s-1980s. The next steps in the recovery process should include tearing down the low-rise part of the Federal Building, the O'Neill building, and 1-2-3 Center Plaza. Replace them with some decent high-rises with ground-floor retail and a street wall presence. In time, those parts of Boston could start to look like a real city again.
 

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The next steps in the recovery process should include tearing down the low-rise part of the Federal Building, the O'Neill building, and 1-2-3 Center Plaza. Replace them with some decent high-rises with ground-floor retail and a street wall presence. In time, those parts of Boston could start to look like a real city again.
The next step in the recovery process, even before the steps you listed, should be to prevent construction of that ultra-wide lab building. We complain about the garage walling off a neighborhood, but the lab is literally a double-height version of it just turned perpendicular to the current footprint. It will be the most hated new building in Boston since the O'Neill was finished in 1986.
 

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The worker who died was at the top of the garage.
A Boston construction worker was killed Saturday evening after a partial collapse of the Government Center parking garage sent him falling several stories in the heart of downtown.

Boston Fire Commissioner John Dempsey said witnesses reported that the victim was using a piece of heavy machinery when the floor “buckled” and the machine fell about nine stories with the man inside. The man was conducting demolition work inside the garage when the floor gave away beneath the vehicle, as it approached the edge of the building, Dempsey said.

A second person was also hospitalized, according to a Boston EMS spokeswoman, who said the victim was “indirectly involved” with the collapse. That person’s condition was unknown.
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/03...ess-street-collapses/?p1=HP_Feed_ContentQuery
 

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