Urban revivals: On the waterfront

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WHEN I was a kid in the 70s, this stunk, says Jim Rooney of the Boston Convention Centre, talking about South Bostons waterfront, where his huge centre stands. Rotten eggy smell, things floating around, couldnt see through it. Nasty water. Furthermore, the area1,000 acres of it, or 400 hectareswas cut off from the rest of the city by an elevated highway. It had poor public transport and few roads. Once it boasted railway yards and docks where Southies (who lived nearby) worked as longshoremen. But many of the seafront jobs left long ago. The tracks were covered by a sea of asphalt. Warehouses ...

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