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PHOTOS: Salem's New MBTA Garage Coming Together

These photos were taken on Federal Street in Salem Wednesday morning.

Salem MBTA project - Wednesday, May 21, 2014.
Salem MBTA project - Wednesday, May 21, 2014.

Motorists making their way through downtown Salem can now see the frame of the city's new MBTA station parking garage as they turn onto Washington Street. 

The photos above were taken on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. 

Click Here to view photos of the same area in November. 

Also included in this post is an image of what the structure is expected to look like when completed.

What do you think? 

Let us know in the comments section below
Jenn Campagna May 22, 2014 at 09:11 AM
I've been a commuter for over 20 years now and lived in Salem my entire life. For the past few years since parking rates went up, we couldn't even get the existing lots filled and now we are spending (wasting) MILLIONS of dollars investing in a garage that I cannot imagine is going to have better results. Really wish this $$ was instead invested into our failing school systems and boosting the few schools that are doing well, encourage them that much more. Sad waste of our hard earned dollars. Poor planning but great job blocking the water view.
Dorothy Malcolm May 22, 2014 at 11:09 AM
Pretty unattractive in an historic setting. Facing it with red brick does not make up for its lack of history and aesthetics. Oh Salem, you are losing your charm......and more's the pity.
bobsky78 May 22, 2014 at 02:41 PM
Still nobody smart enough to put a pedestrian tunnel to get the people off the streets so traffic can flow out of the downtown area??
John Dumas May 24, 2014 at 12:04 PM
Late night security for commuters?
Dana McPhee May 29, 2014 at 09:56 AM
Great, now no more view of the historic cove, where Salem merchantmen ships like Friendship were built; just an ugly old mill-looking altar to cars...

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