The Seaport, the Millenium tower, and the redeveloped Fenway Park are all on the drawing boards. South Station, Copley Plaza, and the Hancock and Prudential towers already exist. There really is a translucent pedestrian tube connecting the Copley Plaza with a neighboring hotel. Supposedly you can use it to walk all the way from Back Bay Station to the Prudential without going outside (I've never tried this). The old Northern Avenue Bridge was recently closed to traffic and slated for demolition but the preservationists want it to live on as a pedestrian walkway and reminder of Boston's industrial past. As for Fenway Park, the Red Sox organization is asking the city to underwrite its replacement by a billion dollar hotel/entertainment/retail megaplex, anchored by a 48,000 seat ball field.

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