Then and Now: Boylston, Copley, and Other Areas Impacted by the Marathon Bombings

We retraced our steps on Marathon Monday and the days that followed.

Now that Boylston Street and Copley Square have reopened after being closed off to the public for more than a week, we’ve been able to re-enter the area in the heart of the city. Here, we retrace our steps from the day of the Boston Marathon bombings and the days that followed.

Then: The scene at the Boston Marathon finish line in the minutes after the explosions:

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

Now:

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

Then: Chaos in the aftermath as people cleared the vicinity of the explosions:

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

Now:

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

Then:

Photo via AP

Photo via AP

Now:

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

Then: A nearly empty Boylston Street after the explosions:

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

Photo by Steve Annear

Now:

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

Then: The media frenzy that set up shop near the Public Garden:

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

 Now:

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

Then: Sections of the Back Bay were closed off and guarded as officials investigated the scene:

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

Now:

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

Then: The MBTA emptied and remained under guard:

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

Now:

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya


Regina Mogilevskaya Regina Mogilevskaya, Digital Intern at Boston Magazine rmogilevskaya@bostonmagazine.com


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