Before it became a boomtown, Boston's Seaport District — soon the new home of General Electric's global headquarters — was a dreary backwater.
Derided for decades as a soulless and barren wasteland, the eastern district on the waterfront long was filled with docks, warehouses and sprawling lots offering cheap parking for commuters. Today, it's undisputedly the city's hottest and fastest-growing neighborhood.
GE's move from Fairfield, Connecticut, is set to begin this summer and will be completed by 2018.
Here's a closer look at the area GE will call home: