Explore MIT, Cambridge, and the Boston area through the eyes of civil and environmental engineers.
Boston is home to the largest civilian civil engineering project in U.S. history! At an estimated cost of over $14 Billion, the Central Artery Project (known as the "Big Dig") is replacing an aging and overused 1950's era steel overpass system with a system of high-tech tunnels and bridges to alleviate traffic congestion and rehabilitate the ground once occupied by the steel infrastructure.
Massachusetts is also home to several other interesting structures and environmental projects, including the Quaban Reservoir, the John Hancock Tower (in the background on the right), and the Deer Island waste treatment plant.
The MIT campus itself is rich in cutting edge architecture, including the new Stata Center (Frank Gehry) and Simmons Hall (Steven Holl).