The Globe's emergency generator came on, but you wouldn't know it from where I was. It's designed to provide power to the computer server room and not much more. There were parts of the building that were eerily dark, even at 4:30 in the afternoon. Around 7pm, I went home and got my car and camera, both of which came in handy. Here's what I saw.
These stopped streetcars were later abandoned, as were all the others across the city. The silent, darkened vehicles stopped in the middle of the street had a freaky apocolyptic air to them in the dead of night. (No pics of that, sorry.)
When I got back to the office, it was pretty clear that most areas of the building lacked even enough light to navigate by. At least this area has windows. Through the rest of the night, I was fortunate to have an extremely useful keychain light with me. Special thanks to my sister for the stocking stuffer at Christmas!
The national news desk had broken out candles. They would stay there manning the phones since there weren't any/enough down in the 1st-floor boardrooms that had power, where the makeshift production was being put together.