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.