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Pahked the cah and walked down Hanover Ave towards Hanover Street.

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Hanover Street, the heart of the North End. It was crappy out so it looks a little gloomy.

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Down at the corner of Cross Street is the soon to be demolished elevated Central Artery tearing thru the old city.

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Pedestrian Tunnel past all the big dig construction.

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Blackstone and Hanover Street on the other side of the artery.

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The granite stairs up Copps Hill

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The 1723 Old North Church "It was from the steeple of the Old North Church that the two lanterns closely associated with Paul Revere were hung by Robert Newman, Church sexton, on April 18, 1775, igniting the War for Independence and leading to the birth of our Nation."

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All these pictures you have of the artery are going to be highly sought after someday. I'd take good care of them.

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Awesome pics. That is Boston exactly as I remember it from my last trip.

*right click, save as*

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OMG those are some awsome pictures Scott thanks i can't wait to see what it's like without the green moster

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Great pics Scott. Boston is the only major Northeastern city that I have not visited as of yet. But its definately on my list to visit. I've heard nothing, but great things about that city and its surroundings. Manchester is another place I would like to visit since I was always interested in manufacturing as a child.

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Thanks guys!

Lakelander, New England actually has many Industrial Revolution manufacturing centers that are pretty much intact like Manchester, Lowell, Lawrence, Gardner, Lower Mills (Dorchester) et al.... but there are actually hundreds!

You can see 19th century factories in my pictures or Gardner, Lowell and Nashua in the "New England Photos" section. A link to which is above!

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The area around the Central Artery is some of the most expensive real estate in the city. Some homes in the North End were in disrepair or unwanted because their windows were just a few feet away from 24 hours of noize and pollution, these same buildings are now... priceless.

btw-About 25% of the land created will be developed and of that the lions share will be residential. What a fantastic place to live!!!

I went into work this morning and the cover of the Boston Globe showed the first giant section of the artery near Quincy Market was removed yesterday shining light on those sidewalks for the first time in 50 years. It's just f-ing amazing!!

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What is also amazing is that Boston's reputation has survived the Big Dig. People usually have nothing but wonderful things to say when they are exposed to the city, but to look at these pictures and to see how much of the city has been torn asunder by this project... it's dumbfounding. How can such a big piece of downtown be in such chaos and disarray, yet so many people still hold such a high opinion of the city? Must be a great town! ;)

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Cotuit, I know you do already, but go to SSC or SSP for some reality checks. There you will find that Boston has hardly any tall buildings, few if any art Deco buildings, has lots of surface parking lots, its skyline is over 30 years old, etc. I read each of these statements in the past 2 weeks. It also has only 197 builidings or some such number. LOL

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Cotuit, I know you do already, but go to SSC or SSP for some reality checks. There you will find that Boston has hardly any tall buildings, few if any art Deco buildings...

Oh sure, but those are mostly the Chicago and Toronto nut jobs. Unfailingly, in photo threads, Boston is praised up and down.

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