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

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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

Source URL: https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2013/04/25/marathon-bombings-boylston-copley-and-other-areas/