Letter to the Editor

January 22, 2016

City Hall Plaza

Dear Editor,

Karen Cord Taylor always seems to say what I’ve been grinding my teeth over (and not saying.)

Apropos the new Government Center MBTA station—why is it that Boston needs these multi-million dollar entrances? To distract us from the miserable condition of the cars and system? I’m attaching photos of one entrance to the subway system in Berlin, Germany—a system that runs in a timely way, with clean cars that travel over a smooth track (the windows, incidentally, are covered with a transparent film that discourages graffiti. If someone tries to paint or scratch on a window, the subway people just pull the film off, and the defacement comes with it. Clever.

Somehow, Berliners find their way to the subway without an edifice to guide them. Harrumph.

Carol Ann Lundquist

Pinckney Street

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