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Back Bay’s Evolving Skyline

July 18, 2015 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Price: $15 ($10 BSA Members)
Where: Meet your guide at the corner of Berkeley Street and Commonwealth Avenue, at the Commonwealth Avenue Mall

Back Bay’s Evolving Skyline

Back Bay is best known for its transformation from a fetid swamp to one of Boston’s most fashionable 19th-century neighborhoods. This unique tour will begin with an exploration of the landfill process that created one of Boston’s most iconic areas. Then turn your attention from what’s underground to what’s above: Boston’s “high spine,” a series of skyscrapers stretching from the Financial District through the Back Bay. This onetime-only tour will also examine how this 20th-century evolution and the planned skyscrapers of the near future continue to redefine the Back Bay and the city as a whole.

Boston By Foot promotes public awareness and appreciation of Boston’s rich history and architectural heritage by offering a wide range of guided tour tours and programs.

This is a program of the BSA Foundation in partnership with Boston By Foot.

View of downtown Boston from the Prudential Tower, credit: Emmanuel Huybrechts, Creative Commons License, modified.