Vertica Big Data Conference 2014
Boston, August 11-14, 2014

Venue details

The Westin Waterfront Hotel, Boston

The Westin Waterfront Hotel
425 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
United States
Tel:  1-617-532-4600
Web: westinbostonwaterfront.com

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The Westin Waterfront Hotel, Boston, is an AAA four Diamond award-winner and is less than three miles from Logan International Airport, as well as a short cab, bus, water taxi, or train ride away from Back Bay, the financial district, and plenty of things to do in Boston.

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It doesn’t get any better than Boston

Summer is a great time to explore Boston!

Affectionately known as “America’s walking city,” Boston affords you ample opportunity to stroll the city’s sidewalks, wander its abundance of green parks, or just people-watch at one of the many outdoor cafés.

This vibrant, thriving city is renowned for its cultural facilities, world-class educational institutions, champion sports franchises, as well as its place at the very forefront of American history.

There’s history and culture around every bend in Boston—skyscrapers nestle next to historic hotels while modern marketplaces line the antique cobblestone streets. But to Bostonians, living in a city that blends yesterday and today, it is just another day in their beloved Beantown.

Boston is an irresistible blend of past, present, and future. History and innovation combine to create a small-scale destination that’s easy to explore yet is always surprising, and never dull.

One of the oldest American cities, Boston is known around the world for high tech and hospitals, arts and music, and dozens of the world’s greatest colleges. With its fascinating attractions, excellent shopping, lovely scenery, and terrific restaurants, the Boston area is perfect for both a quick visit and a longer stay.

Top 10 interesting facts about Boston

  1. The Longfellow bridge that spans the Charles River connecting Boston and Cambridge is one of the only places in the world where a boat can sail under a train passing under a car driving under an airplane.
  2. The colored lights on top of the old Hancock building tell the weather: “Solid blue, clear view,” “Flashing blue, clouds due,” “Solid red, rain ahead,” and “Flashing red, snow instead” (during the summer, flashing red means the Red Sox game is rained out).
  3. At 90 feet below the surface, the Ted Williams Tunnel is the deepest tunnel in North America.
  4. Phillip Brooks, the 9th Rector of Trinity Church, wrote the famous Christmas Carol “O Little Town of Bethlehem” after visiting the Holy Land.
  5. While the Library of Congress contains the most volumes in the country (29,550,000), Harvard University is second with more than 15,000,000 and the Boston Public Library is third with more than 14,000,000.
  6. James Michael Curley was the first Mayor of Boston to have an automobile. The plate number was “576″ – the number of letters in “James Michael Curley.” The Mayor’s official car still uses the same plate numbers.
  7. The Boston Tea Party reenactment takes place in Boston Harbor annually on December 16th.
  8. On January 15, 1919, the Boston Molasses Disaster occurred in the North End. Twenty-one people were killed and another 150 injured as hot molasses crushed, asphyxiated, and cooked many of the victims to death. It took over six months to remove the molasses from the cobblestone streets, theaters, businesses, automobiles, and homes. Boston Harbor ran brown through the summer.
  9. In 1907, owner John I. Taylor named his baseball team the Red Sox. Before that, they had been called the Americans as well as the Pilgrims, the Somersets, the Puritans, or the Plymouth Rocks.
  10. The Boston Cream Pie dessert was invented at the Omni Parker House in Boston. It is now the official dessert of the State.