Boston's Downtown Crossing Crosses Over
New high-rise developments are transforming the neighborhood once called the Combat Zone
Originally posted by the Wall Street Journal
It is only a seven-minute commute by foot from Boston’s Downtown Crossing to the office of Ben Howe, co-founder and CEO of investment-banking firm AGC Partners, in the Financial District. But until recently, Mr. Howe wouldn’t have considered living in the neighborhood, which over the years has been nicknamed the Combat Zone and the Red-Light District.