ruminations about architecture and design

Monday, February 17, 2014

where boston can put the olympics

I spent some time looking at a map of Boston and have concluded that when the Boston Olympic Committee makes their recommendation for a site of the games they will pitch the Seaport District. Specifically, the area immediately to the south of the Convention Center would host the stadium and the high rise apartment hotels of the Olympic Village. The Dry Dock Plaza would be the aquatics center.

The alternate area will be the neighborhood immediately north of Upham's Corner in Dorchester. In many respects, that would be a better location, but the romantic pull of the the Boston Harbor is strong.

I'm beginning to understand that the ulterior motive of the Olympics Bid is to force a discussion about some of the underutilized areas of the city. I grudgingly support that.

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