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Fanueil Hall May Install Snow-Fighting Canopies

Photo Source: Elkus Manfredi

Curbed Boston Magazine reported that the current operator of Faneuil Hall Marketplace would like to design snow-fighting canopies along the sides of Quincy Market (picture above). The seamless glass canopies would extend outdoor-seating, provide cover from snow, and keep the semi-outdoor space warm. 

The canopies would be installed with overhead heaters in the canopies and a special glaze on the glass melts snow without causing condensation to build up. Designed by Scandinavia Saint Gobain Glass, the glass would allow a place of retreat from the weather so Bostonians can get more out of their winter and spend time out of the house and out of the snow.

Fanuiel Hall is a historic building in Boston so getting approval for this process could be difficult and timely. On August 22nd operator Ashkenazy will begin the process at the city's Landmarks Commission. 


What do you think of these canopies? 


Faneuil Hall Canopies Outdoor Seating [Curbed Boston]

Scandinavia Saint Gobain Glass 

Photo [Elkus Manfredi]