RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY HELD FOR NEW NORTH END PARK
Park praised as the new “front porch” of the North End.
Boston, Mass., November 6, 2007 – The new North End Park of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway was formally opened Monday during a sunsplashed event held at the park. The three-acre parcel was recently completed by McCourt Construction, and features extensive landscaping, stonework, fountains, pergolas, pathways, and seating areas. The ribbon cutting was a VIPladen event with attendees including Governor Deval Patrick, Senator Ted Kennedy, Mayor Thomas Menino, as well as representatives from McCourt and
the design team, among others.
A State brochure given out at the event credited general contractor McCourt Construction and the design team of Crosby Shlessinger Smallridge and Gustafson Guthrie Nichol for creating a “sun-splashed link between the North End and the rest of the city.” The brochure also recognized the three acres of open space for their important location as a “hinge point” between Quincy Market, Government Center, Haymarket and the North End.
The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway is a series of parks cutting through downtown Boston. The 15 acres of new public parkland was created when the “Big Dig” plunged previously elevated roadways underground.
McCourt Construction is a comprehensive general contractor that was founded in 1893. The company has worked extensively in both the public and private sectors, developing an expertise in infrastructure projects, real estate development, site work, landscaping, utilities, and finish work. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, McCourt has taken on projects from California to London, from Canada to the Caribbean.