Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

Boston, Massachusetts, 2002

The proposal operated on the premise that the void itself, created from the removal of the city's Central Artery, is an inestimable gift to the city. The underlying idea was to provide a powerful landscape and infrastructure framework, which would unify and make cohesive this newly created open space in the heart of Boston. The focus was to encourage many individual interventions by the private sector, both along the perimeter and in the open space itself, as the means for stitching together diverse urban fabrics. Specifically, a program for the site suggested flooding the void to create a canoeing venue in the summer and a skating pond in the winter.

Project Type: Urban Design/Planning

Client: Massachusetts Turnpike Authority