Shamus Moynihan watched workers rushing to get Liberty Square's new fake-ID store open for business today.
OK, OK, it's really for a Ryan Reynolds movie called "Free Guy." And like that time filmmakers remade some Boston blocks to fill in for New York for "Ghostbusters," Liberty Square was retrofitted to fill in for another place - in this case, a "city" called Free City that is, in fact, a locale in an online game that is about to go offline forever - just as Reynolds realizes he's just a character in it.
Which brings up the issue of what to do about the rather prominent memorial to the 1956 Hungarian uprising that sits in the middle of the square. As Rocks_and_rocks shows us, they made it disappear by surrounding it with a round "newsstand:"
Bryan Healey also watched some of the production and shows us a closeup of the map on the newsstand, including the locations of the nearby gun shop, drug den and strip club (oh, wait, we actually have a couple of those):