Saturday, July 19, 2008

Rose Kennedy Greenway


It's hard to believe this area used to be the elevated expressway that cut through the heart of the city. After the highway was torn down and the road moved underground as part of the "Big Dig," the city reclaimed the land under and named it in honor of Rose Kennedy.

Here is another view from last December of the Greenway.

4 comments:

Cowbark said...

I love this photo! I think that it's really challenging to get a photo of the greenway that really shows it off as a little natural paradise without showing the surface road next to it...and you did it! Great shot.

Ackworth Born said...

I've heard of reclaiming recreational land from old railways before but never I think a highway - excellent news.

Hilda said...

Oh wow, that sounds like an amazing feat—and the result is beautiful! May I please ask, how long did it take to demolish the highway and build this Greenway?

Professor said...

Running through those fountains looks a marvelous way to spend a day!