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Can the Charles River Esplanade be transformed into the world's best park?

What if — in place of the current three-story Museum of Science parking garage overlooking the Charles River — there loomed a giant Ferris wheel, on the order of the London Eye?
Seeing green
By JON GARELICK  |  February 10, 2012

New vision for the Esplanade

On February 9, Boston is due to get an eye-popping new look at one of the city's oldest, most beloved public spaces — the Charles River Esplanade.
Urban Affairs
By JON GARELICK  |  February 03, 2012

An (almost) A-to-Z guide to Boston

Welcome to Boston, college kids.
From Ben Affleck to Yawkey Way
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  January 28, 2011

Photos: Banditos Misteriosos' Water Gun Fight 2010

Banditos Misteriosos—the minds behind  Pillow Fight Day —organized their annual water gun fight at the Esplanade on August 21, 2010.
Water Gun Fight 2010 | The Esplanade | August 21, 2010
By KELSEY MARIE BELL  |  August 27, 2010

Photos: One Night in Boston 2010

STUFF Magazine presents photos taken in Boston's streets over nine hours on the night of August 22, 2010; here are a few of our favorites
Fifteen photographers. Nine hours.
By STUFF BOSTON  |  August 13, 2010

Airs and graces

Somewhere in the middle of Stephen Petronio’s terrific hour-long dance I Drink the Air Before Me last Friday night, the dancers exited and the space went dark.
Stephen Petronio at the ICA, Black Grace at the Paramount
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 26, 2010

Living it UP high in the sky

Living it UP high in the sky

If there is one place where you can just sit back and relax, it's 42-feet above the esplanade in an arm-chair.

When Disney's Up promotional team and Allied Advertising came to the Charles River Esplanade last Thursday offering free rides in their balloon-powered arm chair, I jumped at the chance. How many people get to chillax in an arm chair during work hours, over 40 feet above the esplanade for free?

By Lisa Spinelli  |  May 26, 2009
dailyBOS: 07.04.2008

dailyBOS: 07.04.2008

dailyBOS_070408, originally uploaded by daily BOS. Cell-phone snapshots taken in and around Harvard Square, Newbury Street, and the Esplanade
By kbonami  |  July 04, 2008