Title page for ETD etd-05232011-115134

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Wendt, Michael George
Author's Email Address michael.g.wendt@gmail.com
URN etd-05232011-115134
Title Eastern Seaport Master Plan
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Gartner, Howard Scott Committee Chair
Rott, Hans Christian Committee Member
Weiner, Frank H. Committee Member
  • master plan
  • city
  • urban design
  • Boston
Date of Defense 2011-05-04
Availability unrestricted
The “Eastern Seaport Master Plan” is the design of a mixed-use neighborhood in South Boston, a site that has an enormous amount of potential to be the pinnacle of the Boston waterfront. Located in the city’s Seaport District, the master plan addresses the site’s deterioration as industry has declined. By reducing the impact of the necessity of the car through its incorporation into the urban fabric, making use of the road’s infrastructure, creating a clear distinction between the functions of long-term and short-term parking, capitalizing on the opportunity to be the city’s hub for water transit, and designing a street front for the mixed-use city blocks that encourages street life in Boston’s harsh climate, the master plan will create a dynamic urban neighborhood that functions as its own entity but ties back to Boston as part of the city’s call to reclaim the waterfront.
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