r Letter From Eastie: Hurray another new park!!
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Letter From Eastie

News and other items from East Boston, Massachusetts.

Monday, September 13, 2004

Hurray another new park!!

The new Bremen Street park is set to open next Spring. This Boston Globe article describes what the finished product will look like.

They will try to make a little homage in the park to Frederick Law Olmstead, who designed Wood Island park which was lost to airport expansion. If you want to read about another interesting project that Olmstead was involved in, read Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. It tells the story of the 1893 Chicago Worlds Fair. Olmstead designed the landscapes for the fair. Larson focuses on Daniel Burnham, the chief architect of the fair and H.H. Holmes a serial killer who hunted in Chicago during the fair. Both men in different ways were reflections of their time period. Both men used all of the wonders of their modern age, but for very different purposes.


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