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Finally the Dig is ending, and the big giant sucking sound fades from the Hub.

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1 posted on 12/19/2003 11:51:28 AM PST by theDentist
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Its a shame the project went so overbudget and was filled with controversy, because the engineering feat was truly staggering.
2 posted on 12/19/2003 11:56:40 AM PST by Paradox (Cogito ergo boom.)
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The big dig is a case study of pork
3 posted on 12/19/2003 12:00:52 PM PST by 2banana
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click map for article and individual section detailsHere's some interesting info on the new real estate that will be above the "big dig" buried highway. (click the pic for the article and details on each section)
About the parcels The focus of the Big Dig project has narrowed to the manufactured "land" that will soon cover the buried highway in Boston's downtown. While many decisions have been made about the future of this corridor, a few remaining parcels have inspired a long debate about the character, purpose, control, and management of these highly visible civic spaces.
4 posted on 12/19/2003 12:08:37 PM PST by AgThorn (Go go Bush!!)
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"...may influence the prospects for any similarly large-scale efforts in the future, and has hit the pocketbook of almost every taxpayer in America."

One can only hope that the effect of the "influence" is NEVER TO ALLOW ANOTHER SUCH BOONDOGGLE TO HAPPEN!!!

6 posted on 12/19/2003 12:19:56 PM PST by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel)
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Finally the Dig is ending, and the big giant sucking sound fades from the Hub.

In other news, Boston commuters can expect lane closures and delays as repair work will soon begin in the highway passing through what was once known as the "Big Dig".

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Posted here.

7 posted on 12/19/2003 12:24:45 PM PST by Fudd
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$14.6 billion later....

And to think, Kerry and Kennedy wailed about spending 20 billion to rebuild Iraq!

12 posted on 12/19/2003 12:35:00 PM PST by BigWaveBetty (Internationalistas make me queasy.)
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Was Teddy looking for a buried case of Scotch?
13 posted on 12/19/2003 12:35:27 PM PST by muleskinner ("There are some things worth fighting for")
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...and the big giant sucking sound fades from the Hub.

I beg to differ. There are plenty of liberals who still suck residing in Beantown.

14 posted on 12/19/2003 1:01:16 PM PST by Rockitz (After all these years, it's still rocket science.)
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...and the big giant sucking sound fades from the Hub.

I hadn't heard that Harvard was closing it's doors.

Apologies. There are just so many choices with that one. I'm like a kid in a candy store.

15 posted on 12/19/2003 1:03:44 PM PST by Rockitz (After all these years, it's still rocket science.)
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For lord's sake I hope this does not get the socialist fools here in Seattle going! They are out of space for highways through the city, so they are trying to do an overhead tram. Over in Bremerton they want to spend several million to run a tunnel from the ferry to the exit of the town, about two miles, to ease the traffic from FOUR COMMUTER FERRIES EACH DAY WITH NO MORE THAN 200 CARS ON IT. So, we will spend millions for that stupid venture if it gets off the ground. Hopefully it will not.
17 posted on 12/19/2003 1:13:09 PM PST by RetiredArmy (We'll put a boot in your ass, it's the American Way! Toby Keith)
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Did I read this right 2miles = 14+ Billion? We're proposing a tunnel through the Cleveland National Forest Corona, CA to Orange County. 11 miles, 11 billion. Never thought Cal could be outspent.
18 posted on 12/19/2003 1:16:22 PM PST by breakem
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Isn't there a good way to just drive around Boston?
21 posted on 12/19/2003 1:56:16 PM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get)
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Figuring 280 million Americans, every one of us paid $52.14 on this project to improve Boston’s traffic congestion.
25 posted on 12/19/2003 3:16:22 PM PST by RJL
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"In its place, a 1.5 mile greenspace named in honor of John F. Kennedy's mother, Rose, will sprout."

Hey - They need something for Teddy, too.

Maybe they can leave a dirt road and a bridge.

26 posted on 12/19/2003 3:39:24 PM PST by Wumpus Hunter
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With a tellingly simple ribbon-cutting ceremony, the last underground segment of Boston's Big Dig project opens Friday - completing major construction ...

Six months from now, the Boston Globe will be wailing, "they told us 'mission accomplished six months ago, and they're still working!! They lied!!"

29 posted on 12/19/2003 6:25:43 PM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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For a case study on government largesse check out real estate prices in metro Boston pre and post big dig.
30 posted on 12/19/2003 6:29:37 PM PST by jwalsh07
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