Where could you have found such a large construction site in modern Boston?

Mystery Boston spot

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out where this mystery spot is. See it larger.

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    Methane Tower?

    Wait, they're *burning* methane? One of the reasons we went from oil to gas heat when we moved here, was because I knew it is possible to extract methane from garbage. If we're going to drown in it, we might as well be warm. So the DPW is just throwing this away? Not compressing it and using it elsewhere?

    Yup, seems like a waste

    I've seen the same thing at a capped landfill in Wrentham. Once, I was doing a night mt bike ride around there and saw the flame - had no idea what it was at first. Kinda cool at night, but you wonder if the gas could be used.
    Similarly, there's a natural gas facility in Hopkinton that has a tower that burns stuff, too. Apparently, it burns impurities, and also very cool at night.