The original price tag was $2.6 billion — to build an underground maze of bridges, ramps, roads and a new tunnel under Boston Harbor. They went a bit over budget. But then again, what price do you pay for beauty? Or should I say to get rid of something totally ugly?
Below is a photo of the old elevated central artery in a photo from 1991. Purty, eh?
And here we have a photo from 2007, showing the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway that sits where the Central Artery once slashed through Boston. Definitely a much nicer view. One heck of a price tag, tho.