by Ryan Drummond
MArch II Studio Project
John Zissovici and Yanni A. Loukissas
Cornell Department of Architecture
  This application lets you view eccentric Robert F. Gourlay’s visionary design for the city of Boston, circa 1844. Walk through the metropolis as Gourlay envisioned it, complete with circular islands, the Charles River as a reflecting basin, and expansive railroad boulevards. Stand on the sites of his plan and view in real-time the forms and spaces of Gourlay as you experience Boston as the city it is today. Compare reality to what might have been. Or just wander through the city and consider what forms of utopia might be possible just around the corner.