This Gigantic Marble Map of New England Needs a New Home
Just inside the grand, arched entryway to The Boston Globe’s headquarters, there is a map like no other. It’s a two-story-tall, three-dimensional relief map of New England carved out of huge slabs of white marble. And it’s gorgeous.
It’s the sort of one-of-a-kind treasure that belongs in the signature building of a storied institution like The Globe. I first saw the map in October while attending a reception hosted by the paper, and I fell in love immediately.
But this amazing map’s future is uncertain.
Like many newspapers across the country, The Globe is relocating to a smaller office space to save money. When I heard about this in December, my first thought was of the map. What would become of it?