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Scope and Contents The collection documents Jack Quinlan’s work as the Director for Public Affairs for the Central Artery/Tunnel project also known as “The Big Dig” (1991-2007). The 521 color photographs, circa 1991-2006, were used by Quinlan in slide presentations on the progress of the Big Dig. The slides include project design charts, as well as aerial photographs and detailed photographs of the construction. All slides are digitized and available in Northeastern University’s Digital Repository Service.
Overview Daniel McNichol served as Deputy Director for Public Affairs and spokesperson for the Big Dig construction project in Boston, Massachusetts from 1993-2000. In 2000, he left the position to publish numerous articles and books about the project. The Big Dig project revitalized the Central Artery by replacing the elevated Interstate 93 with the Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. Tunnel and adding the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge. In addition, Interstate 90 was extended to Logan International Airport...