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Aerial Photograph of Boston
1999

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At the end of the twentieth century the most accurate depictions of the Boston shoreline are not maps… [ more ] 

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At the end of the twentieth century the most accurate depictions of the Boston shoreline are not maps but aerial photographs. This one, taken in 1999, shows much of the city's transformations over the past half-century. Among the new developments in the city were the new highways: The Central Artery which snakes across the Boston peninsula and then, in Charlestown, branches into Route 1 leading to the Tobin Bridge and into I-93 heading northwest. One can also see the extensive work already completed on the Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel Project. The most dramatic addition of land in the past half-century is at the airport where land fill has been extended in all directions. In South Boston, the piers built by the U.S. Navy in World War II have been filled in to make a pier for imported cars, and Pleasure Bay at the eastern tip has been completely enclosed. Among the prominent recently completed buildings are the Federal Courthouse and its park at Fan Pier and the hotel and office towers at the head of the Fish Pier. The edges of Columbia Point have been squared off and filled in for the Columbia Point housing project, the JFK Library and the UMass/Boston campus South Bay has finally been completely filled in.

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