Fort Point Channel
As today's king tide reached its peak around 1:20 p.m., this guy kept diving into the harbor from the end of Long Wharf.
He dove off one of the giant bollard things. He took a running leap into the water. He dove backwards. Read more.
M couldn't help but notice the bright orange people hanging onto inner tubes bobbing in Fort Point Channel this morning. Begin Fort Point and all, it is, of course, art, specifically, SOS (Safety Orange Swimmers):
S.O.S. invokes the Fort Point Channel Basin as a metaphor for the seas across which people have always traveled in search of shelter, freedom, prosperity and safety; seas in which they have often lost their lives. The Swimmers symbolize the world’s refugees and migrants, and the long history of global migration on which our city and nation are largely built.
Artists Ann Hirsh & Jeremy Angier hope to provoke discussions about the changing identity of the Channel by asking: how are we, a city in the midst of an economic boom, responding to the current global refugee crisis?
The Globe reports.
GE and the Massachusetts Development Finance Authority today filed their formal plans for the company's new headquarters on Fort Point Channel that will include extensive renovations to two old candy buildings and construction of a new 12-story glass building.
In a filing with the BRA, GE says it hopes to begin roughly 15 months of renovation and construction this spring. In addition to the BRA, the state Department of Environmental Protection will also have to approve the project due to its location on former tidelands along Fort Point Channel. Read more.
Around 1:10 p.m. Firefighters recovered the body shortly after 1:30 p.m. Police are now on scene to try to determine how the person died and wound up in the water.
Becky watched workers installing colored panels on the side of the Congress Street bridge yesterday: Read more.
A proposal to enclose the Northern Avenue Bridge and turn it into a year-round botanical garden was among the top entrants in a competition to help the city figure out what to do with the bridge after it's floated to East Boston and repaired. Read more.
The Globe reports Boston officials have decided to tear down the old Northern Avenue Bridge starting in March - although a spokeswoman for the mayor said today that "there will still be an opportunity to preserve the bridge, but it cannot stay where it is because of its current condition." Read more.
General Electric announced today it's moving its corporate headquarters to the South Boston waterfront from Connecticut. Read more.
No immediate word on just what they were doing in the tail end of Fort Point Channel shortly after 11 a.m., but Boston firefighters got them a ladder, they climbed out and now they're under the care of Boston EMS.
Gwen Betts looked up over Fort Point Channel this morning.
Ross Chanowski looked up and down while walking along Fort Point Channel this afternoon.
UPDATE: Arrest made.
Police are looking for a man they say left a large suitcase near a Homeland Security vehicle at the Coast Guard building on Atlantic Avenue around 9:50 a.m., then walked away in a hurry.
Police responding to the scene quickly shut Atlantic Avenue and Seaport Boulevard over the Evelyn Moakley Bridge as the bomb squad arrived. Eventually, an I-93 ramp was shut as well. Read more.
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