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Studio InSitu Architects

Between the Storms

Boston, 2020

On the Charles River Esplanade

In Boston's Back Bay,


Moonlight Studio

Tim Hess, Studio Director

Dillon Hanratty

Chris Velardi

Arguably the most charismatic and magnetic of Boston's green pubic spaces, the Esplanade offers little in the way of robust year-round ammenities to Back Bay neighbors or visitors from further away. 

The Moonlight Studio's first project, Between the Storms, Boston 2020  imagines extruding Dartmouth, Exeter, and Fairfield Streets over an all-the-more-often flooded Storrow Drive, stitching the esplanade to the fabric of the Back Bay. The MTA's new aerial tram Cloud Service


Seen here from high above the Charles River, barges on a continual rotation with Sister Cities up and down the East coast enrich the esplanade with a constantly re-freshed set of athletic, cultural, recreational, and commercial opportunities. 


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