A powerful nor’easter, marked by surging seas and battering winds, toppled power lines and flooded parts of Boston and other coastal communities in Massachusetts on Friday, the second time this year that low-lying sections of the state have been inundated.
As many residents hunkered down, tidal surges swamped the decks of luxury waterfront condos in Boston, poured through the roof of the Aquarium MBTA station, and flooded the site of the future General Electric Co. headquarters in Fort Point.
Up to now General Electric has had good luck with weather at corporate headquarters. Fairfield was on a hillside. 570 Lexington was a 51 story buildiing (never officially headquarters). Building 2 in Schenectady was a massive 7 story building. In the 1960’s blackout, lights remained on because of the big coal power station.