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New slide at City Hall Plaza

Adam Castiglioni attended the official re-opening of City Hall Plaza, which features $95 million in "kinder brutalism," including a new playground with what might be the longest slide in the city.

Matt Conti also posted photos of the revamped plaza.

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This is ok but without a liquor license hearing and hoops.

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That's why I wonder if a full grown overweight adult could even fit on it. Nice slide though.

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Magoo went to plaza last night it tried the slide. It was super fun-tastic yippee inducing slide! This fun-fun time cause Magoo to reminisce about Magoo’s childhood which then caused Magoo to think of Magoo’s first smoochie, which then caused Magoo to think of Magoo’s first boing-boing. Magoo.

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A segue from a childrens’ playground to an erection. Congrats, creep.

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Remember that game, fellow boomers?

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Not a boomer, but certain games had staying power with generations of kids.

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For some reason I am reminded of the heat retaining turtle that burned so many children.

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The slide made me parse "kinder" as German for "children," perhaps where they're introduced to minimalist design and scheiß architektur.

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That's how I read it too, although I thought it was a pun on kindergarten.

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One of the best parts here is a new design for public restrooms.

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Is that why the slide is so long?

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Seems like a bad idea. It's gonna get hot.

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Cross the street to be their true alpha selves, they're gonna find out this park is more dangerous than the Bell and Hand (which offers a high probability of getting stabbed, getting into a fight, or just dying in a bathroom stall to be found the next day).

The Channel 4 reporter bounced a bit before she landed on.... bricks

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I wanna know for the next time I'm in office and take a lunch break.

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These days. A slide, electric outlets, and some benches.

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Rebuilt under structure that won't collapse due to an old covered-over fountain that leaked into everything, drainage, and tons of other structural stuff that you don't see.

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Do you guys do anything else but complain and take shots at each other? I know we're cynical but Jesus this it's a cynic jamboree around here lately.

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before that slide smells like piss and someone has set up camp under the structure. Don't let me down Bostonians.

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Random thought as I walked through the plaza early this PM on my way back from Haymarket, looking like a pack mule loaded with $18 worth of discounted fruits and vegetables. It's a nice park, lots of family having a good time at the playground. But that $95MM price tag? Wow! In parts of the country (not MA) that's enough to build a full mid-size high school.

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A big chunk of that price tag went to repairing underground infrastructure -- multiple tunnels, including Green and Orange Lines pass underneath, along with a few other non-public tunnels. There is a lot below the surface that added to the cost, rather than it simply being a case of overpaying for some playground equipment.

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The basically rebuilt the tops of the tunnels and sealer/water proofed them which includes the excavation and reburying. It was kind of cool seeing the Green Line tunnels open to the air.

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Given how much trouble below the surface work was, one hoped they would do something substantial above.

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