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The Wall is an icon of more than just Fenway

The park’s signature feature has undergone a few facelifts but remains a towering presence and an enduring icon unlike anything else in baseball

It is the backdrop of Boston baseball, ever green, ever looming, a certain sign that the game you are watching is being played at Fenway Park.

It is our Leaning Tower of Pisa, our Big Ben, our Eiffel Tower. It is manmade and magnificent, even with its dents and flaws. And it has come to be synonymous with our town as much as the Golden Dome atop the State House, the Bunker Hill Monument, and the Paul Revere House in the North End.

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