The Big Dig

By: GBH News

Meeting Date: August 7, 2024 6:30 PM

Meeting Location: Olmstead Linear Park Alliance Offices

We will discuss “The Big Dig,” a documentary podcast about one of the most ambitious—and vexed—public works projects in American history, the building of two tunnels and a bridge in Boston. This massive project transformed downtown Boston and solved many access problems, but at a huge cost in money and reputation. The documentary has suggestions about improving such “megaprojects.”

GBH, Boston’s public broadcasting system, produced this nine-part series. Ian Cross is its host.

We will look for lessons about how major public works projects could be managed in Urban Atlanta.