Sign of the Times

This is a picture from the inside of a new South Boston development called “The BEAT”. It’s significant for what it will be, which is a multi-use commercial, retail and shopping hub on the Red Line, 2 stops south of downtown Boston. From my work in the co-working world, and some other ventures in the past, I know that this is where the world is going.

People, many of them millennials, will be able to work, eat and play without having to leave the complex. Of course, an IPA-centric brewery is in the plans as well.

What is also significant is that this gap is where the printing press for the Boston Globe used to be. It is a symbol of a by-gone era.

I don’t know if replacing the printing press of a venerable journalistic institution with a wonderful place to work and a big improvement in the neighborhood is good or bad. It just is. Now we get our news differently and develop our sites differently. But I do know that this picture captures what is going on in ways that most of my pictures don’t.