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Forum: Development Projects 02-11-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4,472
Views: 969,782
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Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

^My lord that render shows a terrible plan. They would have effectively privatized most of the new open space by confining it to private courtyards.
Forum: Development Projects 01-30-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 41,023
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Crossroads at Kenmore | 560 Commonwealth Ave | Kenmore Square

I don't understand why we should expect this traffic pattern to succeed where Sullivan Square fails. It's basically the same design, right? And in Sullivan Square there are far fewer pedestrians to...
Forum: Development Projects 01-24-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,450
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

Strange list. They list Jim Beam, but it was bought by a conglomerate a long time ago. Then they list a soap retailer but don't list Union Oyster House.
Forum: Development Projects 01-04-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 26,918
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Clippership Wharf | East Boston

Are they at least improving the Harborwalk with all these developments on the water in Eastie?
Forum: Development Projects 12-19-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 518
Views: 139,214
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Echelon Seaport | 133-135 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

I'm kind of amazed they did this project in a single phase. Good for them.
Forum: Development Projects 10-04-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 72,866
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Charlestown

To be fair, that building is across the street...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 09-05-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 96,225
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Longfellow Bridge update

What's the building going on the corner of Cambridge and Charles (i.e., the last picture)?
Forum: Development Projects 08-20-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,356
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Innovation Square (iSQ) | 6 Tide St. | Seaport

Has anyone ever seen TheRifleman and Donald Trump in the same room? Just saying....
Forum: Development Projects 07-10-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,817
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: The Ropewalk | 5th Street | Charlestown Navy Yard

The odd dimensions and the historical requirements made this a tough building to redevelop. I think I even remember reading that they had to keep the RR tracks in the new floors of the residential...
Forum: Development Projects 06-14-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 28,757
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Six West Broadway Hotel |South Boston

Did you really just blame Value Engineering on Socialism? These were VE'd to maximize profit (capitalism) not redistribute wealth.
I don't know why I took the bait....
Forum: Development Projects 06-11-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,734
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: 150 Kneeland Street | Chinatown

Could be demo. It's pretty easy to get a demo permit.
Forum: Development Projects 06-11-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 151,026
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: The Boulevard (née The Times/Littlest Bar) | 110 Broad St | Downtown

This turned out much better than I expected. I wish they continued the orange facade around to the back of the building. The precast brick panels look cheap.
Forum: Development Projects 06-11-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 74,922
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Pier 4 Office Building | 140 Northern Ave | Seaport

Can they leave those berms there with no fall protection?
Thanks for all the pics BeeLine!
Forum: Development Projects 05-25-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 45,249
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Omni Hotel @ BCEC | Summer St | Seaport

Does anyone know if this will cover the highway ramps coming of D Street, or will it stop short of the ramps?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-18-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 48,398
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: North Washington St Bridge

Tangent, I'm all for accelerated construction (up the street the Callahan Tunnel was demolished and rebuilt in 70 days of 24/7 work!). But I'm wondering if that wasn't an option here given the...
Forum: Development Projects 05-18-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 177,107
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Whiskey Priest/Atlantic Beer Garden Redevelopment | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

CLF has lost its way. They started opposing the Northern Pass transmission project when they reached a $280M deal with a competing VT project. Now we'll get no renewable power from Canada.....
Forum: Development Projects 05-15-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 384,985
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Depends on how they legalize sports gambling (if at all in Mass). If they legalize it but only in casinos - very good for Wynn. If they legalize more broadly (say by allowing anyone with a Keno...
Forum: Development Projects 04-24-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4,121
Views: 1,201,697
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

THIS.
If you want to slap a progressive tax on uber wealthy than call it that. Don't invent some fake negative externality associated with vacant luxury units. Those units are already subsidizing...
Forum: Development Projects 04-16-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 264,977
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Ink Block (Boston Herald) | 300 Harrison Avenue | South End

I used to volunteer at the Pine Street Inn when I lived in the South End. They do wonderful things. But people need to get off their high horse about living across the street from it. Like it or...
Forum: Development Projects 04-06-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 151,026
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: The Boulevard (née The Times/Littlest Bar) | 110 Broad St | Downtown

This.
And the divergence has been exacerbated by the fact that profit trumps design for almost all large developments now. Buildings used to be financed by companies or individuals (both with...
Forum: Development Projects 04-06-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 161,616
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

I don't think people are saying "We can only talk architecture on Arch Boston". At least I'm not. There are whole threads devoted to urban planning and transit. But railing against capitalism is...
Forum: Development Projects 04-06-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 384,985
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Your link didn't lead to a study. It linked to an Op Ed written by the head of the main trade group whose only purpose (literally) is to advocate on behalf of non-union contractors. He mentions a...
Forum: Development Projects 04-06-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 161,616
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Look out everyone. Coleslaw just went to a TED Talk on the dangers of unfettered capitalism....
Coleslaw, I'm sure there are message boards out their that deal with economic disparity and welfare...
Forum: Development Projects 04-05-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 47,445
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Waterside Place 1B | 505 Congress Street | Seaport

Tough day to be on the Suffolk / Derenzo team. Tragically lost an operator at Wynn and then had this incident at the Silver Line. I'm kind of floored they weren't required to install seismic...
Forum: Development Projects 03-27-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3,783
Views: 957,413
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

I noticed getting on Storrow today that there were four cranes up. Four tower cranes seems like a lot for that site.
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