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Boston Considering Public Plaza at Downtown Crossing

public plaza at downtown crossing
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With Millennium Tower nearing the end of its construction, the city is considering implementing a public plaza a block down from the new condos. The Boston Transportation Departments will temporarily widen sidewalks at Franklin and Arch streets on Tuesday morning.

Their goal with this program is to gage public reception to the new space.  The plaza will be set off by planters and fencing from 8-11 am. You can enjoy a coffee at the plaza while engineers monitor the impact of the temporary plaza on traffic.

“With the T station at Franklin and Washington reopening soon, we know foot traffic will pick up on this street. We’re taking a tactical approach to improving this area for pedestrians. In the future we can imagine a whole network of parks and plazas from Shopper’s Plaza to Post Office Square and on to the Greenway."

- Chris Osgood, the city’s Chief of Streets

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