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Nancy Brennan’s work on Greenway really started paying off
At times “teetering,” the park project hits a spectacular a tipping point.
When she was hired in 2005 as executive director of the new Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Nancy Brennan was charged with making the mile-and-a-half ribbon left after the Central Artery was dismantled into a park that brought together Boston’s waterfront and its downtown neighborhoods. At times, the park project was “teetering,” Brennan recalls. To some, it seemed as if the wall of the Central Artery had been replaced with a pointless, empty, grassy moat. Suddenly and quite spectacularly, however, the park hit a tipping point.