In today's Boston Globe, Anthony Flint asks whether, ten years after its completion, the Big Dig has delivered on its promises. In his candid assessment, he saves his highest praise for the Big Dig's creation of the Rose Kennedy Greenway:
“The greatest success of the Big Dig is this: It established a new landscape for the city to flourish around. Buildings once overlooking a clogged highway now have a beautiful park at their front door. Buildings that had little value are now suddenly on a gold coast."
We've had the privilege of working on the Big Dig and the Greenway for nearly twenty years. Under various affiliations, Toby Wolf designed the Greenway’s Fort Point Channel Parks, Urban Arboretum, and Dewey Square Park, and over a mile of its streetscapes. Even when the project ended, his work continued, through Wolf Landscape Architecture's recent designs for new plantings on behalf of the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. Ten years on, thanks to their innovative management, the Greenway continues to deliver.