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Walking Tour: Fort Point Channel

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Walking Tour: Fort Point Channel

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August 31, 2017 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Price: $15 ($12 BSA Members and Friends of BSA Space); preregistration required
Where: Meet your guide at BSA Space, 290 Congress Street. Boston

Join the BSA Foundation and Boston By Foot to explore the engineered world of Fort Point Channel. On this tour of discovery, experience the history and engineering marvels of this industrial waterway that has become the centerpiece of the neighborhood’s revival. Fort Point Channel was the most challenging section of the Central Artery/I-90 extension tunnel. Since then, the Channel has experienced a transformation. Cleaner water, parks, public docks, hotels, and restaurants have appeared among the historic bridges and buildings.

This tour focuses on the Channel itself—from how it came to be through the activities of the Boston Wharf Company, South Station development, the Central Artery/Tunnel Project, and recent activation efforts. It will also feature the workings of the three remaining historic bridges on the channel, plus the memories of the Mt. Washington, the rolling bridges at South Station, and the ambitious cofferdam.

This is a program of the BSA Foundation in partnership with Boston by Foot.

Boston By Foot promotes public awareness and appreciation of Boston’s rich history and architectural heritage by offering a wide range of guided tour tours and programs.

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Your registration includes acceptance of the BSA Space photo release and consent policy.

Details

Date:
August 31, 2017
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
$12 – $15
Event Category:

Organizer

BSA Foundation
Phone:
617-391-4011
Email:
pmitchell@architects.org
Website:
architects.org
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