After graduating from college in 1968, I worked in Boston City Hall. I went to an announcement that the Rouse Companies were going to restore three rows of rundown warehouses across the street,
and turn them into restaurants and shops. Dumbest idea I ever heard!
Faneuil Hall Marketplace opened in the 1970s. People came. For 50 years, they have never left.
It is America's fourth most visited tourist attraction. Got that one wrong, didn't I?
Meanwhile, Boston City Hall is one of the country's most reviled buildings.