When workers on the Hole restoration project took down the Christo wrapping on the old Burnham building last week, they revealed this plaintive message, still up there after all these years.
Meanwhile, on the back side of the remains of the Burnham buidling, you can see the engineers working on the project to build a 50+ story building on the site have no shortage of fire extinguishers:
Kelly photographed workers doing something at the Filene's Memorial Hole this morning.
Around 11 p.m., L. Stephens reported workers were repainting the Marathon finish line - something they normally do right after the race ends.
Justin reports he was in the Pru mall today and got curious when the courtyard would re-open. He says he took out his camera to take a photo of the "Closed" sign on one of the doors leading out when a security guard swooped down and told him that not only couldn't he take that photo, but he'd have to delete it.
She waited for me to delete. Huh?
It's hard to imagine how many miles of train tracks used to exist within Boston city limits (let alone how few will be left once Harvard gets around to ripping out the Allston yard). Here we see the train yard in front of Commonwealth Pier in South Boston, sometime shortly after World War I. Today, the pier is better known as the World Trade Center and the tracks have mostly been replaced by highway ramps, parking lots and surface roads. Nearby is Fan Pier, named for the way the train tracks there fanned out toward the water.
The Back Bay used to have its own large train yard - since replaced by the Prudential Center and the Massachusetts Turnpike:
Michal Skrzypek wonders what the cinnamon raisin d'etre is for the bagelful (and rollful) pickup he spotted this afternoon.
Lori Magno photographed work this morning to remove the shroud covering the remains of the Filene's building, as part of site preparation to build the new skyscraper atop the Hole.
Matthew Ireland snapped the traffic on Boylston Street last night.
Also visiting Copley Square last night: Rhea Becker, who reports on the impromptu memorials that sprung up around the bombing sites:
[G]roups of people quietly huddled around one of the bombing sites; a woman painting an inspirational ‘Boston Strong’ message in a store window; and a large memorial (bouquets of flowers, stuffed animals, hand-drawn posters) that was taken off the street and placed on Copley Square for the public to view.
Copyright Matthew Ireland. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
Southiegirl captured the scene on the Zakim this afternoon, when police stopped traffic as the Biden motorcade departed the memorial for MIT police officer Sean Collier.
Stephanie Giunta captured the crowd outside Marathon Sports at lunchtime, around the time a concert was going on inside the BPL in Copley Square.
To try to lure more people back, Mayor Menino announced this afternoon that meters will be free between Arlington Street and Mass. Ave. and adjacent to the Public Garden now through Sunday.
Michael Ratty spotted this message to Martin Richard in the new memorial in Copley Square park today.
Roving UHub photographer Bosfiddle was up at 3:30 a.m., in time to watch DPW crews remove barriers blocking Boylston at Hereford. He also spotted a new window on Marathon Sports, scene of the first bomb blast:
Greg Hum, who took this photo, reports:
Car turning corner plows row of parked cars at Erie and Pearl St. in Cambridge.
The firefight between the two suspects and police happened right outside Andrew Kitzenberg's house.
After witnessing shots being fired I promptly ran up the stairs to my 3rd floor bedroom to distance myself a little further away from the gunfire. As I ran into my room, overwhelmed by shock, adrenaline, and curiosity, I jumped onto my bed to stay below the windows but also have a clear view at the shooters and photograph the event. As soon as I was laying safely on my bed I started taking pictures with my iPhone 5 and captured the following images that documented the terrifying shootout with the Tsarnaev brothers, which then led to an overnight citywide manhunt.