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briv
02-04-2013, 10:03 PM
Please choose one. Polls close 11:59pm on Monday Feb. 25.

A list of all previous winners can be found here: http://www.archboston.org/awards/

In no particular order:
1. Filene's Millennium Tower
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2012_best_proposed_dev/filenes_comp_zps84863b7e.jpg

2. Cape Cod rail extension
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2012_best_proposed_dev/mbta_commuter_rail_train_zpsfe7895b1.jpg

3. Ink Block
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2012_best_proposed_dev/INk_block-2171_zpsb05192b3.jpg

4. Northeastern University's New IMP
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2012_best_proposed_dev/nu_imp_zps995e5565.jpg

5.Edgar Allen Poe Statue/ Park
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2012_best_proposed_dev/rocknakpoe1-thumb-520x320-69972_zpsf5b6b258.jpg

6. Charles River Skate Park
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2012_best_proposed_dev/skatepark_zpsd1b1cb5a.jpg

7. Samuels/Weiner DOT Parcel 12-15
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/2012_best_proposed_dev/Weiner_Samuels_parcel_15_Boylston_zpscadad60f.jpg

vanshnookenraggen
02-04-2013, 11:55 PM
I kinda feel that this is a no brainer.

czsz
02-05-2013, 12:20 AM
Yeah. Although maybe Cape Cod Rail at least deserves a stock commuter rail locomotive image so it can claim its full dignity as a nominee before losing?

underground
02-05-2013, 08:38 AM
I kinda feel that this is a no brainer.

I'm guessing you mean Filene, and I was feeling the same way too when I first saw the list. Ultimately though, I went with Ink Block. I've never been a believer in DTX being dead and the hole being the reason. It's just a neighborhood that's been in a long transition. No doubt, once the tower gets built, that area will be crazy, but for me, Ink Block has more potential to be a catalyst based on that spot being a total dead zone right now.

TL;DR: the tower will take DTX from 80 to 100, but Ink Block will take Herald St from 10 to 100.

DZH22
02-05-2013, 10:13 AM
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BostonUrbEx
02-06-2013, 08:40 PM
Wasn't Ink Block a 2011 proposal, not 2012?

Anyway... I'm going with Filene's. But I feel bad not voting for Ink Block (but I'm justifying it by saying that it was 2011, not 2012).

datadyne007
02-06-2013, 08:58 PM
I also nominated 1325 Boylston with the City Target... It's not here.

briv
02-06-2013, 10:57 PM
I also nominated 1325 Boylston with the City Target... It's not here.
Construction began in 2012, no?

Brad Plaid
02-08-2013, 11:39 AM
I went with Samuels Parcel 12-15. This or whatever actually gets built can really help to jumpstart the covering of the Mass Pike carbon monoxide conduit.

Ink Block will likely be a catalyst too but it's choked off by 93 and it's impact will be limited. Unless it puts real pressure on to start covering over that part of the pike.

datadyne007
02-08-2013, 11:42 AM
Construction began in 2012, no?

Fair enough.

PlanBoston
02-13-2013, 10:42 PM
Tough decision, but I had to go with the Samuels / Weiner building on Boylston. It's the most challenging / bold from an economic standpoint, and we need a new Pike air-rights project.

DTX will get built with enough height to make it economically viable; and the Ink Block is a blank slate with tons of potential to make money and have a great design. This proposal for Boylston makes an undesirable site work; and is ready to build in its current form.

HenryAlan
02-26-2013, 12:11 PM
I only read about the Cape Cod rail extension yesterday. Had I known what it was, I might have voted for it. Oh well, these are all pretty good.