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Boston rapid transit map, 1954

Boston Rapid Transit map 1954

Click image to view full size. Via Cartographia.

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Demolition of Boston’s West End

West End

Chambers and Barton Streets, July 19, 1959 (via).

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Missing the West End

West End demolition

Architecture critic Robert Campbell has a nice essay in today’s Boston Globe asking “What makes the memory of this neighborhood so durable? Why do the people, half a century later, still feel that they are members of it?” Of course, the demolition of the West End figures prominently in my novel The Strangler. (Photos: Boston Globe.)

West End demolition

(Images: Boston’s old West End under demolition, ca. 1958-60.)

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Shanghai 1990 vs. Shanghai 2010

Shanghai 1990 and 2010

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