Join the JP Historical Society as we sponsor a screening of "The Conservation of Matter: The Rise and Fall of Boston's Elevated" with filmmaker, Tim Wright as part of The Tuesday Night Club series. This award-winning film traces the fate of the 100,000 tons of steel from the Boston Elevated Subway (demolished and removed from Washington Street in 1987) and then shipped eight thousand miles to be melted and re-formed into steel bars.
Those products then cross the ocean again, where they are ultimately re-fabricated into a remarkable new structure in a surprising location. Workers, historians preachers, politicians, artists, riders, architects, astrophysicists and street people on two continents address the significance of the process as it unfolds. The piece gives a powerful sense of how architectural structures colonize the consciousnesses of both those who build them and those who live among them.
Tim Wright will be on hand to answer questions about his film.