Payette, a Congress Street architectural-design firm, designed itself Pearl the elephant as part of a circus-themed display at the International Interior Design Association's fall New England fashion show earlier this month. Yesterday, staffers wheeled Pearl over to the South Boston convention center for the Architecture Boston Expo.
Artists for Humanity recently submitted detailed plans for its proposed expansion at 100 W. 2 St. in South Boston.
The plans call to use land purchased from Gillette to add some 57,000 square feet of space to the organization's existing 24,000-square foot "EpiCenter" - where teens are matched with design and art jobs at local companies. Read more.
The speediest of them all will take home cash prizes. The Verizon IndyCar Series today announced a race along the roads of the waterfront and Fort Point over Labor Day weekend in 2016:
The Grand Prix of Boston will feature an 11-turn, 2.25-mile temporary street course winding around the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in the Seaport District. The event will mark the first time an Indy car race has been contested in the area.
The races will then become an annual event at least through 2020.
A concerned citizen complains about this guy who seems to have set up housekeeping on the one public-access dock in Fort Point Channel:
Fort Point Harbor Walk squatter has returned. Scaring off visitors who dare to venture onto the dock.
With some time to spare after licensing-board hearings, and with decentish temperatures yesterday, I wandered along the South Boston waterfont, where, in addition to what seemed like every single construction worker in New England putting up new towers, one could also see glimpses of what used to be.
Zinnia really likes the new State Street building in Channel Center in Fort Point.
Roving UHub photographer Tu Qab stopped to photograph this impressive icicle on the side of 347 Congress St. in Fort Point today.
Patti McCarron photographed a Subaru with its hood destroyed by ice that plummeted onto it from a building on Melcher Street today.
Heather Parker says this space saver behind Midway Studios, off Channel Center Street in Fort Point, is in the running for one of the best of the year.
Our own Swirlygrrl noticed the revised sign above Fort Point last night.
With some help from friends, designer Don Eyles today launched Fort Point Channel's latest floating artwork: A pyramid made of plastic blocks painted to look like the paving stones that used to line Boston streets.
Some of the neighborhood's toughest artists - and one little kid - raised the wooden beams on which the pyramid sat and it glided, more or less, into the green water below.
Eyles and a small boatload of folks then pulled the pyramid into the middle of the channel, about midway down the postal annex, and moored it in place.
Don Eyles and crew are scheduled to launch this floating pyramid from Necco Court into Fort Point Channel at 2:30 p.m. today.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports a deal to open a Wagamama on the other side of Fort Point Channel has fallen through, but that the chain is continuing to look for space in the up-and-coming area.
People in parts of South Boston woke up this morning to little or no water pressure. LVRII photographed the Northern Avenue site of the water-main break that caused the problem.
Above is Boston's newest lake. Below is the bubbling source of the lake: