Building Route 128

Building Route 128

Drawing on previously unpublished images from the Massachusetts Department of Public Works and archives from many of the cities and towns affected, Building Route 128 tells the story of a region forever changed by the highway's construction ...

Author: Yanni Kosta Tsipis

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738511633

Category: History

Page: 128

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Route 128 traces its origins to the late 1920s, when the Massachusetts Department of Public Works cobbled together a makeshift network of existing roads through Boston's suburbs. Between 1947 and 1956, during a statewide push to build new highways, Route 128 was reconstructed as a major regional expressway. The new highway immediately fueled explosive growth in many of the region's once bucolic suburbs. What was once "the road to nowhere" quickly became a major commercial nexus for eastern Massachusetts and a critical link in the region's highway network. The visionary highway project vigorously promoted by William F. Callahan permanently altered the character of the two dozen towns through which it passed. Building Route 128 vividly documents the highway's construction and its impact on towns such as Waltham, Dedham, Lynnfield, and Gloucester. Drawing on previously unpublished images from the Massachusetts Department of Public Works and archives from many of the cities and towns affected, Building Route 128 tells the story of a region forever changed by the highway's construction.
Categories: History

Building Route 128

Building Route 128

Author: Yanni Kosta Tsipis

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1028871934

Category: Massachusetts Route 128 (Mass.)

Page: 127

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Categories: Massachusetts Route 128 (Mass.)

The Yankee Road

The Yankee Road

Susan Rosegrant and David Lampe, Route 128: Lessons from Boston's High-Tech Community (New York: Basic Books, 1992), 107. 10. Tsipis and Kruh, Building Route 128, 8. In 1949, he noted: “This new highway will cause the relocation of ...

Author: James D. McNiven

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 9781627871419

Category: Transportation

Page: 404

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Categories: Transportation

I 95 MA 128 Interchange and MA 128 Improvements

I 95 MA 128 Interchange and MA 128 Improvements

128 7. Salem St. Lynnfield The Pilgrim House Nursing Home consists of two adjoining buildings . The east building is one story high , and is presently fairly well protected from Route 128 noise by a small earth berm in combination with ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556030135131

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The Hub s Metropolis

The Hub s Metropolis

He even proposed building a public transit line down the middle of the highway, but skeptical legislators scuttled the idea. Besides building Route 128, Commissioner Callahan embarked on an ambitious statewide highway construction ...

Author: James C. O'Connell

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262314077

Category: Architecture

Page: 344

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The evolution of the Boston metropolitan area, from country villages and streetcar suburbs to exurban sprawl and “smart growth.” Boston's metropolitan landscape has been two hundred years in the making. From its proto-suburban village centers of 1800 to its far-flung, automobile-centric exurbs of today, Boston has been a national pacesetter for suburbanization. In The Hub's Metropolis, James O'Connell charts the evolution of Boston's suburban development. The city of Boston is compact and consolidated—famously, “the Hub.” Greater Boston, however, stretches over 1,736 square miles and ranks as the world's sixth largest metropolitan area. Boston suburbs began to develop after 1820, when wealthy city dwellers built country estates that were just a short carriage ride away from their homes in the city. Then, as transportation became more efficient and affordable, the map of the suburbs expanded. The Metropolitan Park Commission's park-and-parkway system, developed in the 1890s, created a template for suburbanization that represents the country's first example of regional planning. O'Connell identifies nine layers of Boston's suburban development, each of which has left its imprint on the landscape: traditional villages; country retreats; railroad suburbs; streetcar suburbs (the first electric streetcar boulevard, Beacon Street in Brookline, was designed by Frederic Law Olmsted); parkway suburbs, which emphasized public greenspace but also encouraged commuting by automobile; mill towns, with housing for workers; upscale and middle-class suburbs accessible by outer-belt highways like Route 128; exurban, McMansion-dotted sprawl; and smart growth. Still a pacesetter, Greater Boston has pioneered antisprawl initiatives that encourage compact, mixed-use development in existing neighborhoods near railroad and transit stations. O'Connell reminds us that these nine layers of suburban infrastructure are still woven into the fabric of the metropolis. Each chapter suggests sites to visit, from Waltham country estates to Cambridge triple-deckers.
Categories: Architecture

Economic Impact Study of Massachusetts Route 128

Economic Impact Study of Massachusetts Route 128

In Lexington these years represent an immediate pre - Route 128 period . In Needham they represent a period about 5 years previous to the actual opening of the rebuilt highway . ( a ) Building Permits . Numbers of building permits ...

Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Transportation Engineering Division

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ISBN: NWU:35556031070451

Category: Highway bypasses

Page: 248

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Categories: Highway bypasses

Labor in the New Urban Battlegrounds

Labor in the New Urban Battlegrounds

Suburban political bodies, high-tech manufacturing firms, Route 128 office park realtors and building maintenance contractors, and open shop building contractors cannot easily be leveraged from above. Whatever tendrils may link the ...

Author: Lowell Turner

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501726682

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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Labor in the New Urban Battlegrounds examines a diverse array of innovative strategies for revitalizing the labor movement by forming alliances outside the workplace with a variety of community groups, social movements, and faith-based organizations, particularly those that address civil rights, immigrant rights, and consumer concerns. This book presents case studies of issues—such as living wages, community development corporations, and local politics—around which urban coalitions are built in "union towns" (New York City, Boston, Buffalo, and Seattle), "frontier cities" (Los Angeles, Miami, San Jose, and Nashville), and European cities (London, Frankfurt, and Hamburg). Introducing the role of urban social context in the field of labor revitalization, the editors have chosen cases with different outcomes—cities in which strong coalitions have enabled new union influence are contrasted with those in which such coalition building has been thwarted. As they survey the successes and failures of the new urban labor movement, the editors and contributors conclude that actor choice, strategic innovation, coalition building, and the urban context of labor organizing are key elements in the revitalization of the labor movement and the renewal of democracy. This book will allow the labor leaders of the future to learn from the recent experiences of their peers throughout the United States and Europe.
Categories: Political Science

Newcomer s Handbook For Moving To And Living In Boston

Newcomer s Handbook For Moving To And Living In Boston

In the 19th century , with the arrival of the railroad , Boston's wealthy came to build summer homes . ... Needham's biggest transformation came in 1931 with the building of Route 128 , which cuts through the eastern edge of town .

Author: Heather Gordon

Publisher: First Books

ISBN: 0912301546

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Page: 488

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Building the Ivory Tower

Building the Ivory Tower

MIT alumni and faculty who founded tech companies often located them along Route 128, “America's Technology Highway.” Tech Square would counter the process of urban deterioration and maintain the city's vitality.

Author: LaDale C. Winling

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812294545

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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Today, universities serve as the economic engines and cultural centers of many U.S. cities, but how did this come to be? In Building the Ivory Tower, LaDale Winling traces the history of universities' relationship to the American city, illuminating how they embraced their role as urban developers throughout the twentieth century and what this legacy means for contemporary higher education and urban policy. In the twentieth century, the federal government funded growth and redevelopment at American universities—through PWA construction subsidies during the Great Depression, urban renewal funds at mid-century, and loans for student housing in the 1960s. This federal aid was complemented by financial support for enrollment and research, including the GI Bill at the end of World War II and the National Defense Education Act, created to educate scientists and engineers after the launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik. Federal support allowed universities to implement new visions for campus space and urban life. However, this growth often put these institutions in tension with surrounding communities, intensifying social and economic inequality, and advancing knowledge at the expense of neighbors. Winling uses a series of case studies from the Progressive Era to the present day and covers institutions across the country, from state schools to the Ivy League. He explores how university builders and administrators worked in concert with a variety of interests—including the business community, philanthropists, and all levels of government—to achieve their development goals. Even as concerned citizens and grassroots organizers attempted to influence this process, university builders tapped into the full range of policy and economic tools to push forward their vision. Block by block, road by road, building by building, they constructed carefully managed urban institutions whose economic and political power endures to this day.
Categories: Political Science

Building A New Boston

Building A New Boston

... they had done more than a century earlier when they sent their capital reserves out to build textile factories at ... outlying suburbs along Route 128 , the circumferential highway ringing Boston , rather than in the older downtown ...

Author: Thomas H. O'Connor

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1555532462

Category: History

Page: 368

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"Here is one of the great stories in American urban history told by a great historian. In 1949, Boston was 'a hopeless backwater' . . . by 1970, a 'New Boston' had been created . . . Thomas O'Connor, the dean of Boston historians, brings to this tale of transformation rich learning, intimate familiarity with his subject, and a lucid sometimes witty pen." -- Jack Beatty, Senior Editor, Atlantic Monthly
Categories: History

Hearings Reports and Prints of the Senate Committee on Public Works

Hearings  Reports and Prints of the Senate Committee on Public Works

If these wetlands had not existed upstream , had they been filled and covered by pavement and buildings , there would ... These population shifts are largely due to the building of Route 128 which brought light industry outside Boston .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works

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ISBN: UCAL:B3603510

Category: Legislative hearings

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Categories: Legislative hearings

River Basin Authorizations and Related Water Resource Projects

River Basin Authorizations and Related Water Resource Projects

If these wetlands had not existed upstream , had they been filled and covered by pavement and buildings , there would ... These population shifts are largely due to the building of Route 128 which brought light industry outside Boston .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works. Subcommittee on Water Resources

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ISBN: UOM:39015078680827

Category: Flood control

Page: 1076

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Categories: Flood control

River Basin Authorizations and Related Water Resource Projects Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Water Resources 93 1 April 30 May 1 2 3 11 1973 May 30 1973 Noblesville Ind

River Basin Authorizations and Related Water Resource Projects  Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Water Resources      93 1  April 30  May 1 2 3  11  1973  May 30  1973  Noblesville  Ind

If these wetlands had not existed upstream , had they been filled and covered by pavement and buildings , there would ... These population shifts are largely due to the building of Route 128 which brought light industry outside Boston .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105019594014

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Cincinnati Magazine

Cincinnati Magazine

Bethesda Care Office Building 65. ... Red Bank Distribution, Inc. Red Bank Point Redna Place Rookwood Building Schumacher Commerce Park Section Plaza Office Building Signal Hill Center Southampton Square St. ... 5838 State Route 128 55.

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Page: 154

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Cincinnati Magazine taps into the DNA of the city, exploring shopping, dining, living, and culture and giving readers a ringside seat on the issues shaping the region.
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The Yankee Road Tracing the Journey of the New England Tribe That Created Modern America

The Yankee Road  Tracing the Journey of the New England Tribe That Created Modern America

... contractors found that a low-slung steel building could be built more efficiently and at less cost than traditional a brick multi-storey factory building. Further, the land along Route 128 was cheap compared with land near MIT and ...

Author: James D. McNiven

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 9781627871426

Category: Travel

Page: 578

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Who is a Yankee and where did the term come from? Though shrouded in myth and routinely used as a substitute for American, the achievements of the Yankees have influenced nearly every facet of our modern way of life. Join author Jim McNiven as he explores the emergence and influence of Yankee culture while traversing an old transcontinental highway reaching from the Atlantic to the Pacific -- US 20, which he nicknames "The Yankee Road." The Yankee Road: Tracing the Journey of the New England Tribe that Created Modern America combines fascinating history with a travel narrative, taking the reader on a journey through the places Yankees and their descendants settled as they expanded westward. Using a physical road to connect locations important to the Yankee cultural "road," McNiven takes us on twenty-two side trips into individual stories, introducing readers to the origins of such large-scale and diverse ideas as conservation, public education, telegraphy, mass production, religion, and labor reform. See familiar places and stories in a Yankee light, such as the fight for women's rights in Seneca Falls and Walden Pond that Thoreau made famous. Learn about less familiar venues like Route 128's technology companies that led to the creation of the computer industry (and incidentally, the Internet), and to the Worcester suburb of Shrewsbury, where two old women changed the world by making possible the birth control pill. McNiven's first tour goes as far west as the Pennsylvania-New York border, with more stories to come. As we travel The Yankee Road, we will meet some of the men and women who made these ideas happen. Harry Truman once said, "I like roads. I like to move." This is a road book. Come on along.
Categories: Travel

The Atlas of Boston History

The Atlas of Boston History

... Route 128 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1994), 16–17; Robert Fishman, Bourgeois Utopias: The Rise and Fall of Suburbia (New York: Basic Books, 1987), 196–98; Yanni Tspis and David Kruh, Building Route 128 (Charleston, ...

Author: Nancy S. Seasholes

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226631295

Category: History

Page: 208

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Few American cities possess a history as long, rich, and fascinating as Boston’s. A site of momentous national political events from the Revolutionary War through the civil rights movement, Boston has also been an influential literary and cultural capital. From ancient glaciers to landmaking schemes and modern infrastructure projects, the city’s terrain has been transformed almost constantly over the centuries. The Atlas of Boston History traces the city’s history and geography from the last ice age to the present with beautifully rendered maps. Edited by historian Nancy S. Seasholes, this landmark volume captures all aspects of Boston’s past in a series of fifty-seven stunning full-color spreads. Each section features newly created thematic maps that focus on moments and topics in that history. These maps are accompanied by hundreds of historical and contemporary illustrations and explanatory text from historians and other expert contributors. They illuminate a wide range of topics including Boston’s physical and economic development, changing demography, and social and cultural life. In lavishly produced detail, The Atlas of Boston History offers a vivid, refreshing perspective on the development of this iconic American city. Contributors Robert J. Allison, Robert Charles Anderson, John Avault, Joseph Bagley, Charles Bahne, Laurie Baise, J. L. Bell, Rebekah Bryer, Aubrey Butts, Benjamin L. Carp, Amy D. Finstein, Gerald Gamm, Richard Garver, Katherine Grandjean, Michelle Granshaw, James Green, Dean Grodzins, Karl Haglund, Ruth-Ann M. Harris, Arthur Krim, Stephanie Kruel, Kerima M. Lewis, Noam Maggor, Dane A. Morrison, James C. O’Connell, Mark Peterson, Marshall Pontrelli, Gayle Sawtelle, Nancy S. Seasholes, Reed Ueda, Lawrence J. Vale, Jim Vrabel, Sam Bass Warner, Jay Wickersham, and Susan Wilson
Categories: History

Polymers in Building and Construction

Polymers in Building and Construction

GROWTH SEGMENT IN ROOFING Item 186 Injection Molding 7 , No.7 , July 1999 , p.58 BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION Freedonia predicts relatively mild 3 ... Butler County Bridge , named TECH 2 1 , was installed on a highway off Route 128.

Author: Sue Halliwell

Publisher: iSmithers Rapra Publishing

ISBN: 1859573622

Category: Science

Page: 136

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This review outlines the nature, culture and trends in the building and construction industry. It describes the current building and construction market place and the applications and potential for the wide range of polymer materials available today. This review is accompanied by indexed summaries of papers from the Rapra Polymer Library database to allow the reader to search for information on specific topics.
Categories: Science

The Role and Effect of Technology in the Nation s Economy

The Role and Effect of Technology in the Nation s Economy

A new building was constructed near Route 128 to house the Lincoln Laboratory , and satellite industries followed , forming the nucleus for the approximately 400 companies that currently line a 20 - mile stretch of the highway .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Small Business

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ISBN: SRLF:AA0000644963

Category: Research

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Cast Adrift

Cast Adrift

They turned off Route 128 and worked their way along a small service road which ran parallel to the highway until they ... The front of the building which faced on Route 128 was better, having received some architectural attention and ...

Author: Richard Stevenson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595341702

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

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Helen Anderson is young, beautiful, wealthy, highly accomplished but with some emotional wounds from childhood which keep her isolated and lonely. One evening she sees a young man being mugged. She rescues him, helps him deal with his subsequent amnesia, loves him and marries him. Then during a trip to England she loses him. The love of her life disappears without a trace. Much later, by sheer chance, she finds him, but he has become someone different, almost unreachable. A moving story of love and fidelity, set in the financial world of Boston and the high-tech industry of Waltham and Route 128.
Categories: Fiction