Obeying the Hulking Law

The Boston Globe is to be congratulated for obeying the Journalese Law that requires all parking garages to be described as “hulking.” The law applies to structures that the reporter and editor do not like and which favored developers want to replace with structures which are never “hulking.” A Sept. 27, 2018, Globe story, headlined “Tower set to start rising in ’19,” reports that financing is now fixed from a Washington, DC, developer to enable replacing Boston’s “hulking” Government Center garage with a 525-foot office and condo building. The story does not mention plans for accommodating thousands of additional workers and residents at the site’s currently overcrowded Haymarket subway and bus stations, since there are no plans.

File under: Boston city planning at its usual finest.

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