In Bulger's absence, a transformed Southie
Innovation DistrictMayor Thomas M. Menino's dream of creating an Innovation District on the waterfront has made strides during the past year. The area now bears little resemblance to the Southie Bulger once roamed.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals' global headquarters moved to the waterfront. It is the largest private sector construction project in the country.
Construction of two buildings totaling more than a million square feet and costing about $800 million is scheduled to begin on Fan Pier as soon as this week and be completed in 2013 or 2014.