Quincy unveils new park “fit for patriots”

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. 

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