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Poll: Was the Echelman Sculpture Worth It?

At the time of its unveiling, the Echelman Sculpture received glowing reviews from the art world, Boston media and the public with thousands of social media posts and hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of visitors. An anonymous whistleblower group has roundly criticized the $2.6 million project for its cost overruns, among other things. We reported on how Read More…

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Night Scenes of the Echelman Sculpture, “As If It Were Already Here”

For all its shimmering transparency during the day, the Janet Echelman sculpture, named “As If It Were Already Here” comes to life at night when LED lighting makes it glow amid the backdrop of the Boston skyline. Here is a photo gallery from the public art display on the Rose Kennedy Greenway showing the various lighting schemes Read More…

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Time Lapse Video: Greenway Echelman Sculpture Installation

Photographer Julian Tryba volunteered his time and talents to create this special time-lapse video showing the intricate installation of the Janet Echelman sculpture over the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Julian is well known for his time lapse work, most recently from the award winning Boston Layer Lapse. The Greenway Conservancy is hosting a public celebration under the sculpture next Read More…

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Neighborhood Photo: Echelman Sculpture From Up High

The view of the Echelman Sculpture over the Greenway is quite the sight from all angles. Joanne Hayes-Rines shares this view from Harbor Towers.   “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on Email your best photos to Please include a sentence (or more) telling us about your photo. See past neighborhood photo posts.

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Echelman Sculpture Rises Over the Greenway!

The highly anticipated Janet Echelman aerial sculpture has officially risen over the Greenway! Streets were closed in the early morning hours on Sunday, May 3rd, to allow for construction crews to hoist the piece of public art. The net LED sculpture sits above the Rose Kennedy Greenway, suspended from the Intercontinental Hotel, 125 High Street and One international Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Event Notices

Echelman Sculpture to Rise Sunday Over Greenway; Street Closures

The Janet Echelman aerial net LED sculpture will rise 365 feet in the air this Sunday morning, May 3rd over the Rose Kennedy Greenway in the Fort Channel Parks, across from the Intercontinental Hotel between Congress and Pearl Streets. The public is invited to watch the process starting at 9 a.m. on Sunday with a brief tour Read More…

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10 Things to Know About the Echelman Sculpture on the Greenway

May 2015 update: See photos of the installed Echelman Sculpture in this post. The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is building on its reputation for bringing unique public art to the parks with the Echelman floating sculpture set to premier this Spring. The artwork will be suspended by ropes over the Greenway park across from the Intercontinental Hotel. Details of the installation Read More…