Longfellow Bridge and Massachusetts General Hospital to the right
Back Bay Neighborhood
Filling of the Back Bay began September 1857. The average depth of the land to be filled was around 20 feet. there were more than 450 acres filled. The fill was transported by train cars from Needham, MA. Streets were filled to grade 17 (17 ft above mean low tide), lots filled to grade 12, so basements would be below street level. At the peak of activity, 3,500 carloads per day were sent from the Needham gravel pits to be dumped in the Back Bay. John Souther was the main contractor for this project.
Harvard/Massachusetts Avenue Bridge
A display honoring Boston's own Major League's great "Ted Williams"
Looking at Fenway Park during the Sox vs. Pirates game and I-90
Another view looking at Fenway Park during the Sox vs. Pirates game and I-90
I believe this a view of the adjacent Haynes Convention Center or Hotel
Looking at the green roof of Concert Hall and the domed Christian Science Church Building
Another view looking at Fenway Park during the Sox vs. Pirates game.
Another view of Kenmore neighborhood and Fenway Park
Another view looking at the green roof of Concert Hall and the domed Christian Science Church Building
Looking north at Boston's Inner Harbor and Logan Airport. Before leaving the Skywalk area I watched a short movie included with admission. It was a helicopter tour of the sights of Boston