The breaking news this afternoon was the death of the Boston 2024 Olympics bid. More credible news sources will be all over this story; towers of ilium will stick strictly to the opinions.
-It was doomed from the start. Even if the proponents had been more tactful in the their approach, the weaknesses of the city would have manifested themselves.
-The Widett circle development proposal will probably go nowhere. Too many eggs in one basket to attract a serious party that could manage the construction and handle the long payoff.
-Mayor Walsh is politically weaker. Baker is stronger. No one else is really impacted.
-Some of the renderings were pretty. It was old school design--architecture masquerading as urban planning.