Newman, William A.
Boston's Back Bay.
Boston : Northeastern University Press ; Hanover : University Press of New England, c2006
William A Newman; Wilfred E Holton
|ISBN:||1555536514 9781555536510 1555536808 9781555536800|
|描述：||xiv, 228 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.|
|内容：||Prehistory of the Back Bay --
Why fill the Back Bay? --
Planning and financing the Back Bay Landfill --
Locomotives and steam shovels --
Gravel trains and bold entrepreneurs --
A shocking development fails to derail the project --
Environmental problems and zoning.
|責任：||William A. Newman and Wilfred E. Holton.|
"Opening with a look at the geological history of the Black Bay and its life as a tidal marsh, this narrative examines the roles of planners, politicians, engineers, and contractors who made it possible to dump millions of tons of sand and gravel into the marsh. Innovative new technologies were needed to excavate, move, and grade the heavy loads, and to construct substantial buildings on very soft ground.
Newman and Holton tap into a wide variety of primary sources including rare maps and plans, photography collections, corporate and railroad archives, political documents, deeds, mortgages, and bankruptcy records, all of which underscore the significance of the Back Bay landfill as a central component of Boston's development from a small town to a major metropolis in the nineteenth century."--BOOK JACKET.