The supersizing of Boston

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Bostonians have been making their city bigger (and bigger and bigger) for generations. Their favorite method has been to fill in the shallows near their shores.

The change over the centuries has been astonishing. Just watch this five-second Web illustration of Boston's expanding landmass.

(The illustration was designed by Jeff Beam, BudgetTravel.com's Web developer.)

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