Downtown Crossing

Filene'sThe nice thing about Google Reader is that I can keep up with the interesting things happening in Boston by virtue of what my friends up there randomly share. Ben recently shared an entry on the NPR Planet Money blog that really struck a chord with me.

A developer working on a project in downtown Boston has run out of money. This, in and of itself, is not unusual. Happens all the time, especially these days. What struck me is that if you look at this photo I took when I was home in July, and compare it to the photo just posted to the blog, it looks like what I saw in July was as far as they got. Which means that they must have only ever had enough money immediately available to cover demolition. Continue reading