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Ornate crosswalks paving new ground

Costly patterns draw crowds, critics

The new crosswalks, such as this one near the campus of Northeastern, cost about $5,000.
Standard crosswalks made of reflective stripes cost the city a few hundred dollars each to make.
By Andrea Estes
Globe Staff / November 12, 2005

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It was the question of the week around downtown. What is the elaborate design that appeared overnight on Congress Street behind the cement monolith of City Hall? Public art? A red brick gateway to historic Boston? A cleverly concealed message from city leaders? (Full article: 861 words)

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