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Paul McMorrow sees opportunity in the vaunted Esplanade plans: "The Longfellow Bridge, Storrow Drive, and Somerville’s McGrath-O’Brien Highway will all require major reconstruction efforts within the next several years. The end of these structures’ usable lives presents an opportunity—to correct past mistakes, reduce our overreliance on automobiles, and make our cities more lively places. It’s the opportunity to swap engineering from the 1950s with modern, human-scale design." [Globe]