Northern Avenue Bridge

Winners Announced for the Northern Avenue Bridge Ideas Competition

The winners have been announced! The City of Boston and the Boston Society of Architects launched an ideas competition for the future of the Northern Avenue Bridge and there were over 100 submissions. Alliance Executive Director Greg Galer served on the jury. Many of the winning submissions included preservation of the iconic bridge in some form. Check them out!

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Community Preservation Act

The Community Preservation Act may be coming to Boston. Learn how these funds can be used for a variety of historic preservation projects across Boston.

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Greg Galer

Tower proposals raising eyebrows. Overdevelopment a serious concern.

Residents and advocates are raising red flags about a rash of new high-rise towers and skyscrapers planned for Downtown Crossing — an area with outdated building rules that the Boston Redevelopment Authority has no pressing plans to update even as the Hub undergoes its largest building boom in city history.

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Upcoming Events:

May is Preservation Month

May is National Historic Preservation Month and we are excited to partner with two of Boston's most historic sites to offer programs that are free and open to the public. Join us on May 11 at Old North Church to uncover secrets under years of change and then again on May 15 at Old South Meeting House to hear all about how historic preservation saved this iconic place from demolition. For many other Preservation Month offerings, see the Boston Landmark Commission's calendar of events.


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Libations for Preservation

Join our Young Advisors for the Third Annual Libations for Preservation! Bartenders from six Boston neighborhoods will compete to create the ultimate historic-inspired cocktail. Ticket holders will receive six generous drink samples and the right to vote for Boston’s 2016 Historic Cocktail Champion! Come network with other young professionals who share your interests while supporting Boston Preservation Alliance’s educational programming initiatives.

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The Boston Preservation Alliance

141 Cambridge Street

Boston, MA 02114