A portion of the Rose Fitzgerald Greenway, a linear park created by the burying of Boston’s I-93 in 2007, is now lit up at night by an architecturally distinct educational pavilion designed to raise awareness about the nearby Boston Harbor Islands, a collection of nearly three dozen coastal islands maintained by the National Park Service. Located just steps from the ferry that takes visitors to the islands, a series of photographs and maps (both mounted and inlaid into the pavement) educates visitors about the archipelago’s rich biodiversity and its ecological value. Protecting the solar-powered, LED-lit kiosks, two digitally fabricated cast- concrete canopies are shaped to noticeably create a channel for rainwater, which pours into a concrete catch basin and is used to irrigate the adjacent lawn.
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