By adamg on Sat, 07/11/2020 - 10:38pm
Work underway, and promptly uncovers part of old fountain. Photo by Marc Ebuña.
Mayor Walsh announced today that work began this weekend on a $70-million overhaul of City Hall Plaza that will include lots of trees, a playground, outdoor art and performance spaces and a long waterfall starting near where the original plaza once had a fountain that had to be turned off because it kept leaking on the Green Line underneath it.
Marc Ebuña reports the work started at the site of the old fountain, long ago covered over, near the JFK Federal Building and Cambridge Street - where, on Sept. 19, 1969, Mayor Kevin White formally dedicated the fountain outside the then new City Hall (photo by Teresa Zabala, from the BPL Brearley Collection):
The new waterfall will look like this:
More photos of the old fountain.