- Jan 18, 2016
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Really? I wasn't there at the time, but those photos look genuine, and I first heard about it from this article:This was a proposal that never actually happened. Nothing to undo.
Here's an aerial shot from 1969 (Photo credit):The square has morphed in shape and appearance over time since it was created in 1883 out of what was then known as “Art Square.” A much-ballyhooed design contest in the 1960s — coincidentally also won by Sasaki — eventually was a bust: Copley was squared off and sunk below the street, becoming a vast expanse of concrete that failed to live up to its potential. Then, in the 1980s, came a chance at redemption: Copley was brought back up to street level, with more trees and grass.
and in 1976 (Photo credit):