As of Friday, March 22, Government Center Station has been closed, and it will stay that way for the next two years. I decided to go down there and get one last look at the station as we now know it. Along the way, I took some photos.
A sign of what’s to come.
Blue paint on the walls gives us an idea of what the station might look like the next time we see it – this wall, for example, won’t exist.
Even on the last day of Government Center being open, the Blue Line remains busy.
One minute, the station can seem practically empty…
Barely two minutes later, it looks like this.
According to Will Carbery, our resident expert on all things Boston, this sign hasn’t been seen since the 1960s, and was uncovered specially for the last day. It will be at least two years before we see it again.
The last bits of graffiti to be added to Government Center’s walls. When the station opens again, this wall won’t exist, and neither will these love letters. But maybe that was the point.
All photos Copyright © Neel Dhanesha 2014.
Category: Boston, East by West by T, featured, Food and Travel
Neel Dhanesha (CAS '14) likes books. And photography. And books about photography. And photographs of books. When not reading or photographing, he can be found stabbing people at fencing practice or writing.