How this starts

How this starts

boston massacre photo by Granato31415, by Granato31415, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
The site of the Boston Massacre

The site of the Boston Massacre, above, just outside the entrance to the building where I used to work.

(photo by Granato31415)

From your old office window on the 11th floor, the Massacre site looks like a Stonehenge-type primal monument, an extraterrestrial landing spot: a wide circle of well-worn brass, studded with stars, enclosing a rough mosaic of cobblestones.

The Boston Massacre Site


(Photo by Ingfbruno)

Usually people are circulating in loose circles, not sure what they should be looking at.

Here's the backdrop to the whole scene: the Old Massachusetts State House.

Old State House

The Old Massachusetts State House

The Boston Massacre backdrop

What does this have to do with placemaking?

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