The City of Quincy unveiled the new Hancock Adams Common in the heart of its downtown. Touted by Mayor Thomas Koch as one of those projects a city does “once every 100 years,” Hancock Adams Common connects three historic landmarks–Hancock Cemetery, the Church of the Presidents, and the Old City Hall–and features contemporary water features, a tree-lined promenade, and statues of John Hancock and John Adams by sculptor Sergey Eylanbekov.
Halvorson Design was part of the multi-disciplinary team led by Woodard & Curran tasked with designing a new activated park and streetscape. This ambitious realignment of the city's urban fabric involved the transformation of Hancock Street and reconstruction of two major streets to create a green space for residents that highlights the city’s history.
The city hosted Governor Charlie Baker and historian and author David McCullough during an unveiling ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 8.