Free screening of the film "Conservation of Matter: The Fall and Rise of Boston's Elevated Subway", at the Connolly Branch Library. This is a repeat showing of the film which we screened at the Loring-Greenough House last spring (since not everyone could fit in the parlor!).
This documentary follows the journey of 100,000 tons of steel from the Boston Elevated Subway, which was erected in 1898, demolished in 1987, and then shipped eight thousand miles away to Japan to be melted and made into steel beams. These beams then cross the ocean again, where they are fabricated into a remarkable new structure in a surprising location.
The film is by JP-based Director, Tim Wright.