A Microcosm of the World

Well, its finally done.  The Millennium Tower is finally finished in downtown Boston.  I know this is news you have eagerly been waiting for.  Why is this news up here?  Well, I’ll explain in the new few paragraphs.

For seven years, I went downtown everyday for work.  I recently and I mean in the past two weeks, changed my job.  Now I leisurely make my way down to Brookline everyday.  Before I worked on the mean streets of downtown Boston.  Well, not that mean.

But downtown was an amazingly interesting place.  Downtown Boston when I started working there was like Wall Street.  Teeming with people during the week and deserted on the weekends.  Just empty.  And why would it be full?  All it had was jewelry stores and a couple of other things but somehow it just never put itself together to be a city.

Slowly and gradually though while I was in downtown, it started to change drastically.  More businesses started to move in.  More people came.  But there was one big gapping hole.  I’m not being philosophical here.  There was an actual gapping hole in downtown.  Behind the Filene’s building there was a giant gapping home that was never filled.  It stood empty for years, but somehow I got the feeling that as downtown started to fill up more, something would happen with the hole.  And it did.

Round about 2013 and 2014, some construction started around the gapping hole.  It became the Millennium tower and with it more stores and more activity for downtown.  Very good for downtown in general.

Since I worked in downtown and generally carried my camera with me everywhere I went, I decided to start documenting the progress of the tower.  I kept the photos on a little file on my computer waiting for the day I would unleash them on the world.

Well, today is that day.  Here ladies and gentlemen is Millennium tower, from nothing to everything.  The photos present its growth in chronological order:

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