Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Connect Historic Boston Initiative to Launch Exhibit at the BSA Space at 290 Congress Street from June 4th – June 17th

An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, June 4th from 6 – 8PM. 

ConnectHistoric Boston is an initiative between the National Park Service and the Boston Transportation Department to promote improved access for visitors and workers in the downtown historic area. It will make easy to navigate, safe, and engaging links between downtown transit, business, and historic sites. Funded by the Federal Transit Administration, the initiative has an extensive advisory and inter-agency group with representatives from neighborhood councils, advocacy groups, non-profits, as well as Federal, State, and local government representatives.

Constitution Road in Charlestown

Over the last twelve months, the project team has developed concept drawings for safety and navigational improvements, developed a comprehensive digital and physical wayfinding plan and created a number of outreach programs.

Connect Historic Boston will display conceptual designs for 6 key sites throughout downtown and Charlestown;
One of the winning proposals for the Connect Historic Boston Call for Public Art; submitted by
Gregory MacGlashing, a senior in Architecture at the Wentworth Institute of Technology

It will launch Quest, the Connect Historic Boston WalkBoston Map and the History Pin Tour developed in collaboration with the Boston Harbor Association;   

And it will exhibit the student submissions for the Connect Historic Boston Call for Public Art where students were charged with creating fantastic and fantastical ways to link transportation, movement and place. 

We will also present awards to the top three student designers/teams:
System Performances –Mica Wilson, James McNally, and Holly Masek, Graduate Students in Planning from the Harvard Graduate School of Design
Site Seeing –Anna Lake-Smith and Marguerite Sulmont, Seniors in Art and Architecture from Wellesley College
Culture Tap  - Gregory C.  MacGlashing II, Senior in Architecture from The Wentworth Institute of Technology
The evening will be quite the extravaganza and is meant to inspire and create dialogue.  Join us!

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