Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

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Perhaps those ones are being preserved & relocated? I could imagine you'd want to reinforce/repair them prior to moving them so they don't break in transit.
 

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I was wondering this too. I rode by yesterday and noticed a guy up there doing what seemed to be repairs on some of the rivets. I'm 100% certain my unskilled eyes were deceiving me and it was likely demo prep, but it's still strange that this section is still standing.
Lrfox -- Perhaps its an exhibit of the old as in 110 years old viaduct
They left one of the Green Monster Posts as an "art work" part of the Big Dig
 

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Lrfox -- Perhaps its an exhibit of the old as in 110 years old viaduct
They left one of the Green Monster Posts as an "art work" part of the Big Dig
A little hard to imagine it staying right there. It appears to be directly in the alignment of the new viaduct.
 

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A little hard to imagine it staying right there. It appears to be directly in the alignment of the new viaduct.
I can imagine it being preserved and moved to somewhere adjacent to the new Lechmere station, or maybe in the new First Street intersection where the old station used to be?
 

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Yea like in assembly row, I coud see that.

Man the old structure looks like twigs next to the concrete pillars and much beefier steel of the new span.
 

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Havent seen this posted yet.


“Civic group has bright ideas for the darkened Lechmere viaduct”

“Light Boston has announced the winners of a competition it held for ideas to light up the concrete span near the Museum of Science. Built in 1910 to carry the MBTA’s Green Line over the Charles, the Viaduct lacks the grandeur of its neighbors, the Zakim and the Longfellow bridges. But the contest, says Light Boston, is a chance to beautify a long-neglected stretch of the Charles that’s starting to emerge from its industrial past.”...

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I like it a lot, Id love to see this implemented. Boston is too dark at night and I support almost any lighting schemes that are tastefully done.
 

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Havent seen this posted yet.


“Civic group has bright ideas for the darkened Lechmere viaduct”

“Light Boston has announced the winners of a competition it held for ideas to light up the concrete span near the Museum of Science. Built in 1910 to carry the MBTA’s Green Line over the Charles, the Viaduct lacks the grandeur of its neighbors, the Zakim and the Longfellow bridges. But the contest, says Light Boston, is a chance to beautify a long-neglected stretch of the Charles that’s starting to emerge from its industrial past.”...

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I like it a lot, Id love to see this implemented. Boston is too dark at night and I support almost any lighting schemes that are tastefully done.
Cantabrigians won't like it....especially if it changes colors a la zinc.
 

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Cantabrigians won't like it....especially if it changes colors a la zinc.
This is the view from the Boston (harbor)side. A lot of Cambridge's (Charles) view will be blocked by the MOS & garage.

(I love the lighting plan--makes a "Zakim" out of a "blah")
 

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Who would see it? Only people in North Point Park.
This is the view from the Boston (harbor)side. A lot of Cambridge's (Charles) view will be blocked by the MOS & garage.

(I love the lighting plan--makes a "Zakim" out of a "blah")
I mean the Zinc isn't particularly visible to much of Cambridge, but, it almost got council to make an ordinance banning "moving" lighting from any future building in Cambridge.
 

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I'm enjoying those new embankment wall structures -- i love those niches for greenery. I assume that the greenery helps with stablizing the embankment and the niches also allow water infiltration(?). Reminds me of Japan/Taiwan.
Those are old. But they are great.
 

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Yup, you can actually see the new wall being built on top of the green wall in the second to last pic.
 

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They eliminated those stairs/elevators as part of the redesign. If we do get access from the bridge, that's going to have to come from US2.
Interesting, I'll have to revisit the plans. The way that this is being constructed (but poorly photographed by me) it looks like they'll become steps from Prospect St.
 

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