in the Public Realm

This map of Boston illustrates the extraordinary process of the city's development. Each layer captures a different stage in the city's growth, juxtaposing the city's changing shoreline with the reality of Boston today. A selection of buildings and sites, both historic and recent, are tied together according to theme, and each web references a tour available on the culturenow map. These tours feature photos, descriptions, and podcasts by some of Boston's leading architechts, artists, and historians. The themes, as well as the date of each map layer, are referenced on the timeline to the right.