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Located in downtown Boston by the Fort Point Channel
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Overview • History of the Station • Renovation of the Station (Costs) • Effects of the Renovation (Benefits) • Future Plans • Conclusion – Beneficial Project
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Sources •O n S i t e Mike Brennan, Codman Real Estate South Station Air Rights Project Update (Jan. 2002) State Transportation Library MBTA Ridership and Service Statistics (1988, 1991, 2001) South Station Improvement Project, Final Environmental Impact Statement (1981) Boston South Station Revival (1989) George Sandborne Boston Public Library
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History Before South Station – Multiple Railroad Stations – Need for Centralization Funding – 5 private companies purchased $100,000 of stock each – $14.5 million in public bonds at 3.5% interest Expenses – 35 acres of land: $9 million – City of Boston spent $2 million relocating roads and utilities – $3.6 million to build headhouse, trainshed and support buildings
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History 1904 – 3,000 cars / day – 150 tons of mail / day 1920s – Busiest rail station in the world – Served 27-40 million riders / year World War II – Served 46 million riders in 1945
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History Mid-Century Slump – Removal of Train Shed in 1930 – Ridership plummeted after World War II Airplanes and automobiles Post Office took over most of head house by 1960 Catholic Chapel took over much remaining space Commuter rail service reduced Lunch counter and restaurant in head house closed.
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History 1959 – Old Colony Railroad ended service 1961 – New Haven Railroad went bankrupt
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course CIVIL 1.00 taught by Professor Georgekocur during the Spring '05 term at MIT.

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