Chester Smolski


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August 1979


Main St. in Worcester, Massachusetts. It connects to the Worcester Common, which is known for Peabody and Stearns' City Hall, and formerly the Worcester Galleria. This view shows a section of the Worcester Galleria's parking garage, which, at the time of construction, was the largest parking garage in the world (fitting 4,300 cars). The Worcester Galleria has since been demolished.


Bibliography: "Worcester Common Outlets; Worcester, Massachusetts." Jason Damas and Ross Schendel, 2012, Accessed 24 Feb. 2016.


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Architecture -- Massachusetts -- Worcester; Architecture -- New England; Downtown districts -- Massachusetts -- Worcester; Shopping malls -- Massachusetts -- Worcester; Urban development

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Main St


cityscape, urban malls, urban parks, massachusetts, streetscape, parking, parking garage, urban transportation, street scene