Chinatown Park, Central Artery / Tunnel Surface Project
Chinatown Park is one of three Central Artery / Tunnel Surface Projects that comprise the Rose Fitzgerald Greenway. The park is located on a narrow strip of space on approximately ¾ of an acre of land over an abandoned off-ramp. The park contains many interesting features: a cantilevered structural steel gateway; a beautiful water feature with placed boulders, riverstone channel pavers and waterfalls; granite seatwalls; a serpentine wall; open plaza and walkway with “dragon-like” concrete pavers, and landscaping featuring culturally significant plants. The project faced some challenges such as conflicts with the underground tunnel structure; size limitations of the project site; coordination and scheduling issues with an adjacent contract; and, a labyrinth of underground utilities that need to be accounted for. Despite these challenges, W.T. Rich Company was able to complete the project successfully and to the rave reviews of the owner, architect and members of the Chinatown community.
Awards and Honors
The Chinatown Park project was privileged to receive the Boston Society of Landscape Architects 2009 Honor Award.
Location: Boston, MA
The Chinatown Park project was privileged to receive the American Galvanizers Association Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing 2008 Award.
Duration: June 2006 to June 2007
Contract Value: $4,100,000
Type: Public - Park
Owner: Massachusetts Highway Department, Boston, MA
Designer: Carol R. Johnson Associates, Boston, MA