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Boston’s Esplanade Facelift Could Include Ferris Wheel

BOSTON (CBS) – It looks like Boston’s famed Esplanade will be getting a makeover.

The Esplanade Association, which is responsible for the park that has long been a destination of joggers, cyclists, tourists, and others, says the park has long been neglected.

The association is proposing a number of upgrades.

WBZ-TV’s Kate Merrill reports

They include better maintenance in the future, a pedestrian walkway that extends into the river, and a widened bridge over Storrow Drive to allow for better access.

The association is also hoping to generate revenue, proposing a café and possibly even a ferris wheel, like the London Eye.

The proposed changes are still in the early stages.

There are some skeptics who fear this cherished spot will end up being overdeveloped.


One Comment

  1. ginny says:

    Maybe the Esplanade Association can buy the London Ferris Wheel, there was a recent story that due to lack of customers, etc. it may be taken down. Maybe Boston can get it cheap.

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