Waterfronts
Boston Island design
Spectacle Island, Boston Harbor, MA
Spectacle Island was once a contaminated dump in the middle of Boston Harbor. As part of the Big Dig project, this island was reclaimed and transformed into a public park, using landfill from tunnel excavations. Brown, Richardson + Rowe designed the park, providing the grading and planting drawings necessary to stabilize millions of cubic yards of fill, and working with a soil scientist, Dr. Phillip Craul, to develop site-specific manufactured topsoil. Today, Spectacle Island is a popular harbor destination, with trails, stunning views, and a swimming beach.
Client
MassDOT
Owner
City of Boston
Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR Owner)
Engineer
Weston & Sampson
Awards
2000 Honor Award, Boston Society of Landscape Architects
Photographers
Christopher Barnes, Alex Maclean
Spectacle Island, Boston Harbor, MA
Spectacle Island Boston
Before
Spectacle Island, Boston Harbor, MA
Spectacle Island: After renovation
Boston Island Architecture
Spectacle Island, Boston Harbor, MA
Boston Landscape Architecture
Spectacle Island, Boston Harbor, MA
Spectacle Island, Boston Harbor, MA
Boston Islands