‘We must not squander this historic opportunity’:
We’ve been squandering this historic opportunity for a while now, but if the mayor wants another crack at it
, all the power to him. ... If we get a mediocre park system after the Artery comes down, there can and should be a public outcry over the petty squabbling and turf fighting that has marked its ‘planning.’. ... The mayor hails the Zakim Bridge’s beauty. Fine. I personally think its aesthetic attraction is more an accident of design. It could have been (and still could be) better with a Golden Gate-like coat of paint and other flourishes beyond the bare concrete foundation. ... Don’t forget the concrete banality of the Moakley Bridge over Fort Point Channel. Its aesthetic repulsion is the direct result of design. Don't forget, too, the concrete banalities of the plug-ugly ventilation shafts. Or the concrete abomination linking the Expressway to Southie. ... Concrete aesthetic verdict on the Big Dig: Big Disappointment. ... Mmmmmm. Concrete.