The dream is dead
Workers this morning were busy bluewashing over the old murals showing the fabled One Franklin project that was supposed to rise like a phoenix from the giant hole its developers dug where Filene's used to be.
Note the red-and-white placard above the painter. It's a warning to firefighters of possible dangers inside the building.
The people who built the Ritz down Washington Street recently signed a deal with the hole's main owner to try to actually build something there.