ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Central Artery at High Street

Photographer
Peter Vanderwarker
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Description
ABOUT THE HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS
"Are they always digging up downtown Boston? Sometimes it seems so.

The older photograph dates from the winter of 1956, when the Central Artery was under construction. The Artery was designed as an elevated expressway and most of it was built that way. But in the section we’re looking at, it’s being constructed as a tunnel. The reason: an early instance of a citizens’ protest against development.

Two years earlier, in 1954, a section of the elevated...
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Location
Purchase Street & High Street
Boston, MA 02110
United States

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