- Dec 15, 2009
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And even better, when the street pattern is a non-grid mess, because then you are always wondering what's hidden just beyond that spot where the street curves away from my site line. The magic of Boston is definitely exploration. Open spaces with towers, even when the site lines at ground level are obscured (eg the post urban renewal West End) simply don't stimulate inquisitive exploration.By contrast, when you gaze into a true urban street grid, you see corners and nooks and crannies and inlets and outlets and sandwich board signs on the sidewalks and colorful awnings; you think: hmm, let me get lost in here for a while.