An engineer’s tour of Boston

The Freedom Trail, Fenway Park, the New England Aquarium, and the Boston Harbor are all among the dozens of Boston’s must-see sights.  And you can see it all from the Skywalk Observatory where you’ll get a 360-degree view from 750 feet above the city.  At ground-level, there’s the Boston by Foot tour titled “Reinventing Boston: A City Engineered,” where one of the highlights is the Big Dig.  If you want to get under it all, take the nation’s oldest subway from point A to point B; the “T” was built in 1897.  Use it to get from the interactive exhibits at the Museum of Science to the MIT Museum.  And speaking of MIT, consider that Beantown could very easily be called Braintown.  There are more than 100 colleges and universities in the greater Boston area including Boston University, Northeastern University, and Tufts University.  Cambridge is home to Harvard and MIT, and in Needham, you’ll find Olin College of Engineering, where the goal is to “radically change engineering education.”

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