Throwback Thursday: One Greenway’s Boston Neighborhood
A generation of Bostonians has known the area in Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood abutting South Station as a barren space. For more than forty years, it was part of Boston’s Expressway—the main highway through the heart of the Hub. Luckily for us, Boston’s Central Artery project moved the highway underground in the early 2000s. That, combined with the efforts of our partners at the Asian Community Development Corporation, created the opportunity to develop One Greenway.
One of the things we’re most excited about when it comes to the One Greenway project is restoring a sense of life and community to this corner of Chinatown. It’s easy for us to forget that this area was once home to hundreds of Syrian-, Lebanese-, and Chinese-American families. We anticipate a whole new generation of people will soon call this home.
While One Greenway will be a thoroughly modern building, we’re committed to honoring the past of this part of the neighborhood. Check out the pictures of the community that used to be here, thanks to our partners at the Asian Community Development Corporation. We can’t wait to see modern takes on these classic pictures!
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