The new poles are big and happily futuristic — 225-foot cheerleaders on the city waterfront.
And when they are complete, the erector set towers at Commonwealth Landing that carries high-tension wires over the Taunton River will be dismantled.
What does the length of 17 football fields, with the end zones, look like? Go no further than the 77 acres of the Southcoast Life Science and Technology Park straddling Fall River and Freetown to the massive Amazon Fulfillment Center, where city staffers from the inspectional services department to the fire department — and many others in between — helped make Fall River’s massive construction project a reality.
The depth of the hard work done 150 years ago by the builders of the City Pier is becoming apparent.
That depth is more than 32 feet, according to Ken Fiola, the executive vice president of the Bristol County EDC.
Deep water is sending project planners at the pier back to the drawing board.
A 40minute drive from Fall River to Boston? Forty-five minutes to Logan International Airport? The Fall River Redevelopment Authority’s proposal to Amazon that the retail giant should consider building its second North American headquarters in the SouthCoast/Riverfront Park also mentions that SouthCoast Commuter Rail is expected to service Fall River and Freetown by 2022.
Unemployment ticked down again in May, continuing the city’s trend.
The unemployment rate was listed at 6.2 percent last month, down from 7 percent in April, according to figures released Tuesday by the state Office of Labor and Workforce Development.