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By 1971, the Boston skyline over the waterfront was continuing to grow.
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A view of the waterfront and Northern Avenue in October 1971.
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The Boston skyline as it appeared from Pier 4 in November 1973.
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In July 1976, Linda Wilson, 8, and Lacresha Mayers, 10, played with other children at a playground near the waterfront.
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In July 1977, Christopher Doty, 6, played on a fountain at a waterfront park.
A view of the harbor and the Boston skyline from Dec. 11, 1978.
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In September 1978, a lady wore a bag on her head to protect against the sun while talking to a friend.
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A model from 1997 of the South Boston Seaport renovation plan during the unveiling at the World Trade Center.
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An aerial shot of the Boston waterfront from 1997. At left is the Rowes Wharf/Boston Harbor Hotel complex, and lower right is the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel.
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In East Boston in 1998, residents examined a pet turtle in Maverick Square.
In August 1998, Phyllis Rugnetta, Mary Giuffreda, and Nancy Caruso joined fellow North End resident Frank Ania for a game of bocce on the North End waterfront.
Rob Smith, right, and Eugene Smith, left, were two brothers who practiced their bagpiping skills every Tuesday evening on the Black Falcon Pier in South Boston.
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A waterfront pier in March 1999.
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The federal courthouse under construction in 1997.
In August 1998, a family disembarked from the Spirit of Boston, which docked in the revitalized Seaport District of South Boston.
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