In the heart of Boston is Faneuil Hall Marketplace – a prime location for tourists visiting Boston’s historical sites and a meeting place for locals that want to enjoy local festivities, food and seasonal entertainment. The challenge with historic, iconic locations like Faneuil Hall is the need for constant repair, maintenance, expansion and renovation to accommodate consumer demands.
In 2018, DGT was contracted to survey and map portions of Faneuil Hall for planned renovations. Delving into the archives, DGT uncovered a history that dates back over 200 years. Faneuil Hall was once the Boston shoreline but over time, land reclamation pushed the seafront back to accommodate a growing, vibrant city. Additionally, Faneuil Hall was once used for wholesaling food and produce, requiring brine, or salt water, lines running from the harbor to cool the product and prevent spoilage.
DGT’s survey team prepared detailed site plans for the iconic structure, as well detailed mapping of the buried anomalies in the streets and walkways around FHMP. In our work, DGT discovered unknown piers, harbor walls, concealed bulkheads and more from past generations of builders to inform in safe and smart development decision for the designers involved.