Design a Better Fort Point Channel

ceo

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Y'all are aware that Fort Point Channel used to be a lot longer, right? It used to extend to where the South Bay shopping center is now (which takes its name from the bay that was there)
 

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Put the Canary Wharf cross rail station in the middle of it, but for the NSRL & Red Line



I'm telling you, an nsrl headhouse right in the middle would be spectacular
 

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Thanks, I was trying to figure out how to word this earlier and then it slipped my mind. We should be leveraging the "natural" environment as much as we can to create flood resiliency, and the Fort Point Channel, with some alterations, could help do that. Filling it in would make Boston more flood-prone, not less.

A Dutch-style sea-wall would be ideal, but we need to look at every tool in the toolbox, just like the Dutch do. Learn to live with water.
That's an interesting premise but I think the basis of that is when filling in wetlands.

And then, I read this article. https://www.bostonlivingwithwater.org/portfolio/a-futuristic-and-resilient-view-for-fort-point really preserves the historical Boston image.




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Goddammit, it was a cartoon, not a charrette .
 

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