Boston, City Hall is back after a two-year renovation
Boston’s civic heart underwent a complete reconstruction commencing back in the summer of 2020 when former Mayor, Marty Walsh, announced the $70 million project, as mentioned on the Boston government website. Formerly, the plaza earned the title of a “wasted space” by many especially considering City Hall sees daily traffic of about 1,000 people and nearly 20,000 Bostonians live within a one-mile radius of the plaza according to Boston.gov.
City Hall is nearly unrecognizable, in a good way
The renovation brings 3,000 new seating spaces throughout the plaza, 12,000 square feet of playscapes, and 11,000 square feet of terraces dedicated to pop-ups and interactive art exhibitions. Designed by the landscape and urban architect teams at Sasaki, the goal of the project is to promote community in Downtown Boston. Previously, City Hall was a space that commuters passed by on the way to the Financial District or North End, but it will soon be a place to meet your fellow Bostonians.
The city is hosted a special icebreaker party for everyone to celebrate the brand-new plaza and know thy neighbors on Friday, November 18 and 19. Luckily, the plaza will be more full compared to its ghostly vacancy that occupied the space for decades, but there will still be plenty of open ground to host rallies, concerts, and all the communal events like in years past.
Check out the newly renovated City Hall Plaza at 1 City Hall Sq, Boston, MA 02201