Downtown Crossing

By - 3/19/17 - 10:38 pm

Several times, at Winter Street and Winter Place, around 10:25 p.m.

By - 3/15/17 - 9:04 am

Vivian Again chronicled the varying levels of shoveling in Downtown Crossing this morning.

By - 3/13/17 - 4:51 pm

There's a train turned stiff at Downtown Crossing that's gumming up the works on the Red Line.

By - 3/1/17 - 3:01 pm
Looking up at fallen scaffolding on Milk Street

Around 2 p.m. Milk Street was shut between Hawley and Washington, as AlisonTBoston shows us. WCVB reports part of the scaffolding hit an officer.

By - 2/24/17 - 12:49 pm
New seats in Downtown Crossing

The new bleacher-style platform atop the Franklin Street entrance to the Downtown Crossing T stop is coming in handy on a day like today, as Walk Boston noticed.

By - 2/21/17 - 2:45 pm
New York's OK, but, seriously, Boston just rules

CFA Society Boston, which provides consulting for the sort of people who manage millions of dollars in investments, has these big ol' kiosk ads in Downtown Crossing and the Back Bay that sure seem to imply that the sort of people who manage millions of dollars in investments in Boston should stick to Boston consultants.

By - 2/9/17 - 10:57 pm
Nearly deserted Downtown Crossing

Jack Loughran had Downtown Crossing almost all to himself this afternoon.

Mooshrimp looked out at a family going out in Somerville: Read more.

By - 2/5/17 - 1:33 pm
Brattle bookshop in downtown Boston

JB Parrett took in the Brattle Book Shop on West Street in Downtown Crossing.

By - 1/12/17 - 11:45 am
Rubber mat stretched to catch water in Downtown Crossing MBTA station

Who'll stop the rain? Not the creaky infrastructure at the Downtown Crossing T stop. Mark Novak captured some T worker's ingenious solution for stopping the water plotzing on people's head in a stairway between the Red and Orange Lines. Hopefully, somebody remembers to empty it before it gives way, though.

By - 12/24/16 - 4:26 pm
Bailey's Candies on West Street in Boston

This ad, printed sometime between 1875 and 1900, is from the Library of Congress collection.

By - 12/6/16 - 2:34 pm
Lonely carolers in Downtown Crossing

By the time these carolers finished a song as they stood atop the new Franklin Street entrance to the T around 12:50 p.m., there was one person to applaud them.

By - 12/4/16 - 5:42 pm
Santa Claus on the Orange Line

Benzo Amore got on the Orange Line at Downtown Crossing with Nonplussed Ol' St. Nick:

He says he knows when brakes are squeaking, when you are late.

By - 11/18/16 - 11:33 am

Scott Kirsner reports that Michael Dell, yes, that Michael Dell, has purchased a condo in Millennium Tower and actually plans to live in it.

By - 11/14/16 - 9:35 am

Like most of us, Natalia remembers when Filene's was replaced with the Filene's Memorial Hole. When it started getting filled in with a building, she started taking pictures of Millennium Tower getting built.

Since I worked in downtown and generally carried my camera with me everywhere I went, I decided to start documenting the progress of the tower.

By - 11/4/16 - 1:50 pm
People standing in lines in Boston

Three photos of Bostonians standing in lines today. Can you guess which one is different from the other two? Answer (and photo credits) in the comments.

By - 11/2/16 - 11:57 pm
New doors at Downtown Crossing

Mr. Kappus wondered about all the new doors being installed throughout the Downtown Crossing T station. The T replies:

These are fire/smoke partitions that are being installed as part of the DTX elevator project. Upon fire alarm, those doors will close to create a point of safety for people as they egress.

By - 10/24/16 - 9:06 am

The MBTA is reporting delays on both the Red and Orange lines due to track problems on both lines near Downtown Crossing.

By - 10/19/16 - 3:04 pm

The Orange Line is shut due to something smoldering on the tracks between Downtown Crossing and Chinatown. The Chinatown station was evacuated due to the smoke.

By - 10/18/16 - 4:26 pm

WCVB reports a Boston health inspector shut the Downtown Crossing outlet of Sweetgreen, a couple months after an inspector shut the Boylston Street Sweetgreen - and just one day after the chain opened a new greens space on Summer Street.

By - 10/17/16 - 12:09 pm
People standing around for a salad in downtown Boston

The new Sweetgreen on Summer Street in Downtown Crossing is giving out free salads today and people really want those free greens.