Boston’s Waterfront District
Boston’s Waterfront District is located east of the Financial District, bordered on the North by Christopher Columbus Park and Seaport Boulevard to the South. Since the 1950’s this section of the city had been separated from the rest of Boston proper by the elevated Central Artery. With the removal of the elevated artery and the completion of the 3.5 mile tunnel under the city, this area has again been opened up to the city and has become more inviting to foot traffic coming from the Financial District and Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. With the harbor on one side and the Rose Kennedy Greenway on the other, the Waterfront offers magnificent views of the city and the Inner Harbor, the latter of which can be enjoyed on the Boston Harborwalk, the public walkway that winds along the waterfront. Some of the anchor institutions include The Boston Harbor Hotel, the New England Aquarium and Rowes Wharf. Residences in the Waterfront district include Lewis Wharf, Battery Wharf, The InterContinental Boston and Harbor Towers.