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East Cambridge Riverfront Redevelopment

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1978–present.

Originally conceived as a multiuse complex, according to an urban design plan by Dennis Carlone of the Cambridge Community Development Department in 1978, the site, adjacent to the computer and biotechnology industries of “Silicon Valley East,” is in the process of continuous change. The stable heart of the development is composed of a series of office buildings, high-rise residences, stores, and restaurants, with the Cambridge-Side Galleria (EC10) as its principal focus. The eighty-four-acre triangle stretching from the Lechmere Canal (EC11) to the Longfellow Bridge (see EC2) is still in progress, whereas the neighborhood around and to the west of the Bulfinch courthouse (see EC13) is undergoing gentrification, and the formerly industrial area to the north of the Lechmere Triangle is beginning a complete transformation.

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Author: 
Keith N. Morgan
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Keith N. Morgan, "East Cambridge Riverfront Redevelopment", [Cambridge, Massachusetts], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/MA-01-EC9.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Massachusetts

Buildings of Massachusetts: Metropolitan Boston, Keith N. Morgan, with Richard M. Candee, Naomi Miller, Roger G. Reed, and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009, 284-285.

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