__MAIN_TEXT__

Page 1

Santa Rosa Southeast Greenway Precedent Analysis CP243, Fall 2010 John M. Francis

Rose Kennedy Greenway Boston, Massachusetts

RKG in Context

North End

Cambridge North End West End

Boston Harbor

Downtown

Harbor Wharves

Charles River Chinatown

The Rose Kennedy Greenway is a curvilinear park intended to stitch together the various neighborhoods surrounding downtown Boston that were physically divided for 50 years by the elevated Central Artery Highway. It also provides needed open space for local and city residents.

Chinatown Gate

Timeline of the Central Artery and RKG 1951-1954 | Central Artery Elevated Expressway Constructed

1959 | Urban Renewal: West End Neighborhood Razed and Replaced with Superblocks

ca. 1946

2010

2008 | RKG Completed 1991 | Big Dig Ground Breaking 1987 | Federal Funding Approved 2006 | Roadway Construction Completed 1982 | Big Dig Planning & Review Initiated 2004 | Elevated Expressway Demolished 1970’s | Artery Burial Plan Conceived


FISKES WHARF

CONSTITUTION WHARF

im ak e . Z idg d P Br ar ill on r H Le nke Bu

l Stre

et

Hu

LOVEJOY WHARF

mercia

ll S tre et

Ch

art

er

Str ee

BATTERY WHARF t

I-9

BURROUGHS WHARF

d

ed fo t

rh ill

tre e

ee Str t

na t

Endicott Street

e tre

ee Str

rS

nd

Cooper Street

ste e tre rS

ee Str

t

Stillman Street

mS

Ne

w

rd

on

e Str

Paul Revere House LEWIS WHARF

ve

rS

Suffolk County Courthouse

a Ch

et

et

rse

Sale

ve

tre

Tra

et

tre et

t

no Sud

Stre

et

rth

bury

Cro

ss

Stre

et

COMMERCIAL WHARF t

ve

erc

t

ial

ee Str

ce

Art

e

la n At

rfa

Co

Su

nu

A

t

mm

North End Parks

ic

Armenian Heritage Park

ery

Christopher Columbus Park

FERRY TO LOGAN AIRPORT/ QUINCY/HULL

City Hall Plaza

No

Stre

et

North Market

Harbor Park Pavilion LONG WHARF

Faneuil Hall

AQUARIUM South Market

eet State Str

chan Mer

New England Aquarium

Custom House

w

STATE STREET

FERRY TO CHARLESTOWN

t Stree

Rings Fountain

ts Ro

John Adams Courthouse

State

IMAX Theater

St Central

Kilb reet

ia S

e nu t ic A v

Ind

e

tree t

East Ind

Scho

ol St

Water

Bat

Street

tery

mar ch

reet

ad

t ee Str

Str eet

W as

hin

gto

nS

tre e

t

M

Fra

Devonshire Street

PARK STREET

li nk

nS

e tre

High

t

ROWES WHARF

Street

Wharf District Parks Urban Arboretum FERRY TO HINGHAM

Oli ve

FINANCIAL DIS TRIC T

et

No

Pe

tre e

t

DOWNTOWN CROSSING

tre

Street

rS

Franklin

To Boston Public Garden

t

t

ee Str

Arc

hS

arl

tre e sS Oti

reet

t

ire St onsh

yS nc au

Dev

Ch

hS

e tre

t Pu

as

eS

e tre

t

Kin

Sum

Bedford Street

Dewey Square Plaza

Street

Su

e

e

Bri

dg

oa

kle

yB

e

rid

To Institute of Contemporary Art, World Trade Center, Federal Courthouse

ge

FORT POINT CHANNEL

RUSSIA WHARF

et

SOUTH STATION

er

Str ee

Co t

ng

ress

Str eet

Se

ap

ort

Bo

ule

va

Children’s Museum

ce

Ro

mm

LE ATHER DIS TRIC T

Aven

er

Str ee

SOUTH BOS TON WATERFRONT

t

Atla t

Mary Soo Hoo Park

South Stree

et

mm

ntic

Street Tyler Stre

Su ue

reet ln St Linco

et

Chinatown Park

Co

SOUTH STATION BUS TERMINAL

HARBORWALK

300

nM

rfa

h Stre

TR ANSIT STATION

WALK-TO -THE-SEA

ely

Su Beac

key

FREEDOM TR AIL

x Stre

ad

Harrison Avenu

CHINATOWN

land

ot

Dewey Square Park Esse

Knee

nu

et

Lincoln Stre

ve cA

re

Essex Street

nti

St

a Atl

ss

et

mer

re

tte

ng

ye

Fo

Ft. Point Channel Parks

gs

rch

Co

W a s hi ng t o n S t r e e t

to

nS

tre e

t

Hig

CHINATOWN

BATHROOMS

Ev

et

tre e

tre

afa

ue

sS

eL

Av en

s re

eD

ern

ng

Street

nu

rth

Co

Federal

Av e

THE ATER DIS TRIC T

200

EAST INDIA WHARF

ia Row

Str eet

Bro

ilk

CENTRAL WHARF

A t la n

y St

eet Milk Str

Su

mm

er

Str ee

ng

re

ss

St

re

et

t

To Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

rd

Chinatown

GOVERNMENT CENTER

rth

Quincy Market

Boston City Hall

State House

100

BOSTON HARBOR ISLANDS FERRY

et Clinton Stre

Wharf District

ne

Str ee

sto

Fu

ck

lto

Bla

nS

tre e

t

New

No

HAYMARKET

Ha

Stre

BOSTON INNER HARBOR

reet

Ha

he

rimac

t St

Str eet

nc

t

La

Mer

Flee

ve

rtla

tre e

BULFINCH TRIANGLE

NOR TH EN D

t

lS

ay ti W

no

Ca

n

t

UNION WHARF

Thatcher Street

le Va

RKG Dimensions: ~1.5 miles long ~250-325 feet wide et

eS

Stre

ee Str

Street

rd

nc

LINCOLN WHARF

cial mer

M

Pri

ve

w

t

Old North Church t

Paul Revere Mall

Ha

se

e tre

Str ee

Hano

un

u Ca

S ay

eafe

ver Str eet

Sh

Com

North Washington

bo

nd

th

ou

ou

hb

3S

ort

I-9

3N

NORTH STATION/ TD GARDEN

BE ACON HILL

0

North End

Com

Po

Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston, MA | Park Design and Implementation

CHARLES RIVER

400 feet

The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Proposed Amenities

Armenian Immigrants Memorial | YMCA Indoor Botanical Garden | Carousel Boston Museum | Urban Nursery

Lessons from the RKG

+

• No highway! • Create open space • Interactive public art • Chinatown Park (Design: Carol R. Johnson Associates)

-

• Design insensitive to surrounding neighborhood vernacular • Greenway edges not activated • Not imageable/little sense of place • Large scale/few intimate spaces

Local Heritage

Spring 2010

Public Art

(all lack funding or are under study)

Profile for Southeast Greenway Campaign

23-24 rose kennedy greenway boston  

23-24 rose kennedy greenway boston