Reuters

Maps of where blasts occurred, the race course, the streets in question.

For those of you unfamiliar with the geography of Boston, the maps below provide some context for the apparent terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon today. Boston officials have confirmed two explosions at the marathon finish line. They occurred 50 to 100 yards apart on Boylston Street. Racers approached Boylston Street by running down Hereford Street, then making a left to finish their runs on Boylston Street in front of the Boston Public Library.

The New York Times put together this aerial perspective of the locations of the two explosions:

And here's one from the Boston Globe:

Our colleagues at The Atlantic Wire are keeping an updated Google Map as incidents are confirmed:

And for a sense of what the area looks like on a normal day, below are some Street View shots of Boylston Street:


About the Author

Most Popular

  1. Transportation

    What Happens When a City Tries to End Traffic Deaths

    Several years into a ten-year “Vision Zero” target, some cities that took on a radical safety challenge are seeing traffic fatalities go up.

  2. photo: a WeWork office
    Equity

    For Many WeWork Employees, the Job Is About to Change

    The co-working giant is letting 2,400 employees go and outsourcing 1,000 cleaning and facilities jobs as part of a company-wide belt-tightening.

  3. photo: downtown Cincinnati
    Equity

    Cincinnati’s Bid to Make Renting More Affordable

    A bill introduced in the Ohio city would make it the first in the nation to require landlords to offer alternatives to cash security deposits.

  4. photo: A Starship Technologies commercial delivery robot navigates a sidewalk.
    POV

    My Fight With a Sidewalk Robot

    A life-threatening encounter with AI technology convinced me that the needs of people with disabilities need to be engineered into our autonomous future.

  5. photo: A stylish new funeral parlor called Exit Here in London.
    Design

    Death Be Not Dull

    U.K. restaurateur Oliver Peyton’s newest project, a style-forward funeral home called Exit Here, aims to shake up a very traditional industry.

×