GE has decided to keep a more than 100-year-old pedestrian bridge in Fort Point rather than tear it down as part of its massive headquarters development. Per Jon Chesto in the Globe:
General Electric has reversed course on a plan to tear down an elevated walkway attached to an old warehouse that will become part of its headquarters complex in Fort Point. The decision follows lobbying from local activists who argued their new corporate neighbor should keep the structure in place.
Recall that GE wasn’t bound to save the largely dilapidated and unused bridge. Locals and preservationists, however, wanted the company to save it. So, in a show of good faith, GE will do so—even if it costs more than $1,000,000 to repair.
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