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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-15-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4,019
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Posted By Lrfox
Re: Logan Flight Additions

Right, That makes sense. The industry is definitely trending toward the more efficient 2-engine aircraft on long-haul routes. I just don't think "passengers per engine" is metric anyone would use....
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-15-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 751,543
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Logan Flight Additions

Not wrong, but the reasoning is different and not as big a mark against the utility of turboprop aircraft. Turboprops are very effective on short hops and they're extremely popular worldwide on these...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-15-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 751,543
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Logan Flight Additions

Huh? The typical A380 has four engines and carries about 575 passengers. That's 144 passengers per engine. The 737 Max 8 has 2 engines and typically carries about 162 passengers. That's 81 passengers...
Forum: Development Projects 02-13-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4,457
Views: 809,086
Posted By Lrfox
Re: The New Retail Thread

I wrote mine as well. Placing a call to their office never hurts. I know that they get far more email (it's easy) than phone calls or voicemails, so the impact of a call is larger. It also helps to...
Forum: Development Projects 02-07-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,711
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Boston Freedom Wheel | Long Wharf? | Waterfront

How about we replace the Citgo Sign with a triangular version of a Ferris Wheel that we can call a "Kenmore Triangle." Everyone would want to go see the Kenmore Triangle at Kenmore Square. Views...
Forum: Development Projects 02-07-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,711
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Boston Freedom Wheel | Long Wharf? | Waterfront

It seems to work fine in Montreal as the centerpiece of a pretty nice, active, and modern waterfront on the edge of Vieux Montreal. It also is a great vantage point for the city and the skyline. You...
Forum: Development Projects 02-05-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 21,509
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Condo + Retail Project | 124-126 Salem Street | North End

This is getting a little bit of the spotlight today: https://twitter.com/barstoolsports/status/1092863629169446913

The brawl completes the barbed wire/prison aesthetic.
Forum: Development Projects 02-05-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,685
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Walpole Center Developments

I almost jokingly said "Near Gillette" until I realized that it's not really a joke. It's in the stadium area, and therefore the Foxboro area, which is how I've identified that region. It's too far...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-05-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 92,950
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Red Line / Blue Line Connector

Thanks, F-Line. I didn't realize/think of that. I have always been under the impression that the Blue Line already has a lot of room for growth in terms of capacity, but I didn't realize that Bowdoin...
Forum: Development Projects 02-01-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 175,828
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Quaker Lane + Congress Square | Downtown

Interesting. Normally I'd be less than thrilled to lose housing units, but I think this might actually make for better activation of Quaker Lane (I can see evening noise from the restaurant/bar being...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-31-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 751,543
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Logan Flight Additions

Small update re: Worcester - Delta has opened booking for flights from ORH.
Forum: Development Projects 01-31-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3,783
Views: 957,413
Posted By Lrfox
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

That works, but it's not hipster enough. "GarDi" is more hipster. We want to be like NYC, remember? DUMBO, TriBeCa, SoHo, etc. I can picture telling friends through my beard, "We got free-trade...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-29-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5,785
Views: 809,520
Posted By Lrfox
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

A couple of small notes:

1) after a particularly rough week last week, the Red Line seems like it's doing things a little differently. At least at Davis, it seems they've slightly improved...
Forum: Development Projects 01-25-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4,457
Views: 809,086
Posted By Lrfox
Re: The New Retail Thread

Beacon Hill Pub has reopened: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/01/25/beacon-hill-pub-reopens-after-month-closure/HCv1oYeqETbq0MuM5tY8mK/story.html
Forum: Development Projects 01-25-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 43,330
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Continuum | Barry's Corner | Allston

I laughed. Web font is trending larger, but that takes it to the extreme.
Forum: Development Projects 01-25-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4,457
Views: 809,086
Posted By Lrfox
Re: The New Retail Thread

I guess this hasn't been posted, but the Boston Public Market is looking to recruit a local brewery to open and operate a taproom in the space along Surface Road that's currently a children's play...
Forum: Development Projects 01-25-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,450
Posted By Lrfox
Re: State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

Yeah, that's why I'd hold out judgment. If you actually have an "iconic" retail spot acting as a bookend (and the Hub/Garden acting as the other), it may be better at activating the space than simply...
Forum: Development Projects 01-25-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,450
Posted By Lrfox
Re: State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

I'm in a similar boat. My one gripe is that the "Iconic Retail" seems like it'll alter what is otherwise a straight extension of Canal Street to the Boston Public Market. I'm not sure the alignment...
Forum: General 01-24-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4,640
Views: 587,305
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Open Thread

Of Neighborhood Rebranding Efforts: https://archive.org/stream/downtowncrossing00simm#page/n11/mode/2up

It's an interesting read. It's a Simmons Senior Seminar project from 1979 that talks about...
Forum: Development Projects 01-24-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,450
Posted By Lrfox
Re: One Congress | West End

Thanks for confirming. I was fairly positive it was still Merrimac at this point.

And thanks for linking the diagram. It'll be pretty neat to have the Haymarket bus station exposed to the open sky...
Forum: Development Projects 01-23-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3,783
Views: 957,413
Posted By Lrfox
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

I think it's a both/and situation. There is some ambiguity about what neighborhood this actually is in the eyes of many, and even the two most obvious answers (Bulfinch Triangle/West End) aren't...
Forum: Development Projects 01-23-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,450
Posted By Lrfox
Re: One Congress | West End

what happens to the garage during this phase of construction? Will any of it remain on the side of the Merrimac where the Residential and Office tower are located? It looks like the office tower will...
Forum: Development Projects 01-23-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,450
Posted By Lrfox
Re: One Congress | West End

Responding here:



I don't know about that, there's this in the article:



*edit*
Forum: Development Projects 01-23-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3,783
Views: 957,413
Posted By Lrfox
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Simple, it makes an association between the name and the neighborhood that otherwise didn't exist. Were you or anyone else thinking "Uptown" when you though of of this area? Now if someone says...
Forum: Development Projects 01-23-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3,783
Views: 957,413
Posted By Lrfox
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Interesting, I remember that. They also really pushed Atlantic Wharf (it was originally Russia Wharf), and that's definitely stuck. There were/are a few people on this forum that weren't thrilled...
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