- Feb 2, 2014
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*wink*LOL except not even because there was no public access
Ah, yes. I'm sure the 5-10 years between the arrest of the Strangler and the rise of Bulger must've been really nice. Sarcasm aside, though, wasn't the Combat Zone in full swing by the 60s? I've never thought of it as a particularly safe or civil decade in the city.Comparing Boston of the 1960's to today is pointless, because the culture, the economy, and just about everything else has changed so completely; it's comparing apples and oranges. There were a lot of things about 1960's Boston that were better IMO: the vibrant downtown shopping district, lack of homeless people, the MTA/MBTA in better condition overall, more civility in people generally, the communities were safer, housing affordable, family wage jobs very much available, etc. Today things are cleaner and shinier, and there are a lot more pedestrian and biking facilities than back then. So, to me it's a mix. Me, I liked it better back in the 60's, but obviously a lot of nostalgia in the mix on that one.
This is why I don't like Millennium Tower all that much, but the new West End towers each do something to break up the glass.What I do think is a huge negative is the over-reliance on glass cladding. It anonymizes.