Saturday, June 13, 2015

Slow Saturday Special: Sitting In Front of City Hall

"City Hall Plaza turned into giant patio" by Steve Annear Globe Staff  June 05, 2015

It’s served as a concert venue, a stage to celebrate Boston Pride Week, and a landing spot for numerous food festivals.

Now, City Hall Plaza is a place for people to rest and relax.

The red-brick landscape outside the municipal building has been transformed into a picnic space for workers and visitors, after the city this week placed more than 40 plastic Adirondack-style chairs on the plaza.

Daniel Koh, chief of staff for Mayor Martin J. Walsh, said the installation is part of a strategy to make the area more welcoming to people.

Koh has already seen people sitting in the chairs, soaking up the sun, he said.

Maybe reading book?

“A lot of people are walking by City Hall, but not a lot of people stop and enjoy themselves,” he said. “The more people we can get out there to enjoy it, the more gratifying it is for us.”

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Place was a real mess from what I saw.


Honestly, I would prefer a bench to those chairs.