Here’s What Boston Looked Like on Lockdown
Hint: It’s pretty empty.
To get a sense of just how disruptive the hunt for a suspect connected to the Boston Marathon bombing has become, just look at the images people are capturing of Boston on a weekday morning in the middle of April, looking absolutely cleared out. It’s chilling.
— Chris Adams (@chrisadamsmkts) April 19, 2013
— Andrew Tangel (@AndrewTangel) April 19, 2013
Here’s the Longfellow Bridge from Cambridge to Boston.
Here’s Massachusetts Avenue in Boston, near the Christian Science Plaza.
The ramps to 93-N and 93-S, major arteries of traffic that are now totally empty. This is taken looking “towards Bulfinch Triangle from Cooper Street roofdeck” according to the Twitter account:
Speaking of major traffic arteries, this is the Mass Pike:
And a bridge into Cambridge:
Here’s Harvard Square:
And Central Square:
Here’s Inman Square:
Inman Square, normally one of the busiest intersections in Boston area, basically a ghost town twitter.com/Dan_Rowinski/s…
— Dan_Rowinski (@Dan_Rowinski) April 19, 2013
This is, at the least, an affirmation of the city’s ability to disseminate important safety information in the middle of a crisis. That we’re able to keep an entire major city off its own streets is actually quite a feat of modern society. [h/t Business Insider]