Downtown, Education, Neighborhoods

Boston Building Babble: Quincy Market

This week in Boston Building Babble we take you back, 119 years back, to 1894 when the City of Boston was growing, both in land mass and in commercial value.

Quincy market is more than just tourist destination to simultaneously eat sushi, clam chowder, ribs, smoothies, and fish and chips… it is filled with years of history, architecture, and yes, food.

Continue reading


Boston’s Street Seats Competition

Design brings communities together. Public seating sets the scene for chance encounters, people watching, connecting with nature, or just taking a break.

Last September Design Museum Boston, in partnership with the City of Boston and Mayor Tom Menino, invited individuals and teams from around the world to create an “iconic bench or street seat” for the Fort Point Channel/Innovation District. Continue reading

Quickly Around Town, Things to Do

Sea Level Rise in Boston: How do you Prepare?


By now you could be addicted to the Climate Central tool that forebodes flooding destruction.  The sliders show that if the sea level rises just 5 feet in 10 years, South End residents of Boston will not only have waterfront property, but may also be living Venice style using gondolas to get to and from Mass Ave.

If Boston’s sea level changes fascinate you like they do me, you may want to check out this month’s breakfast program from Massachusetts Building Congress on Thursday March 4th. Continue reading

Back Bay, Neighborhoods

Boston’s New Skyscraper

Proposed Development of Boston’s Christian Science Plaza

The Globe reported yesterday that Carpenter & Co. will be developing the land near Boston’s Christian Science Plaza.  The proposed towers aim to remove the dead space between the Christian Science Center and the Prudential Complex and begin The First Church of Christ, Scientist’s Plaza Revitalization Project.

The larger of the two towers will stand at 50 stories, containing a hotel, condos, retail, and restaurants. The second structure at 20 stories tall will include apartments and added retail space. “The city has already approved the broad outlines of the project, and construction could begin by the end of this year,” states the Boston Globe.

Continue reading