It appears that the construction in Quincy Square is finally ending. In front of The Inn At Harvard we find quite a beautiful little park--thankfully sedate--which we would like to call Quincy Park. It is a work of granite built on top of the brick sidewalks of Cambridge; its street-wise ramps and stone benches will make it a pleasant part of the environment. In addition, a recently installed row of two-pronged cast-iron street lamps has lent a sense of Victorian charm to Mass. Ave.
"Part of the environment" seems to be an apt phrase to describe the intentions of the park's architects. Granite boulders break the smooth, curved lines of the raw-side, burnished-top granite tree planters. And the currently-budding trees are of the same white-flowering variety found around the campus. The park's multiple access paths flow into the landscape seamlessly.
Though we have been bothered by the sewer-replacement construction that has been plaguing Quincy Square for the past four years, we are pleased to see such a nice park emerge from its rubble. Kudos to the City of Cambridge planners who made this project possible, as well as to the taxpayers who financed it.