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Forum: Development Projects 02-15-2019, 12:54 PM
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Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Cambridge Crossing (NorthPoint) | East Cambridge/Charlestown | Cambridge/Boston

Me too. Much more exciting than the usual render bs-artistry, by which I would have expected "biotechly," or "healthling" or "DNAnlysis" or the like.

That coupled with bizarre collection of...
Forum: Development Projects 02-14-2019, 01:59 PM
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Views: 178,419
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: General Electric HQ (Phase 1 - Necco Buildings Reno) | 244-284 A Street | Fort Po

This is actually welcomed news all around (especially GE's "doing the right thing" actions).

It's welcomed news because we all knew nothing was going to be done with that parcel for years and...
Forum: Development Projects 02-13-2019, 06:30 PM
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Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

They're spending $100mil on something, and it sure ain't render artists...
Forum: Development Projects 02-13-2019, 04:46 PM
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Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

So, my apologies to CSTH, as it appears that they may actually be doing both...adding Level 9 cantilevered seats, and, only on the Causeway side, blasting through the wall behind the back row of the...
Forum: Development Projects 02-13-2019, 04:22 PM
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Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

^Yea, my understanding is that all concourse levels are getting expanded outboard toward causeway street on that specific side of the garden (into the footprint of the addition).

Altogether this...
Forum: Development Projects 02-13-2019, 04:12 PM
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Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

^Yes, see the commented photo addendum added to my post above yours
Forum: Development Projects 02-13-2019, 04:01 PM
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Views: 957,441
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

I do not think that's correct (though my take is also a guess).

First, Level 9 is the level that already overhangs the existing balcony. Second, they do say "cantilever". And third, the one render...
Forum: Development Projects 02-13-2019, 02:22 PM
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Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

And along those lines, they really need to design/install some better wayfinding signage as part of this overall project (e.g., for both commuters and eventgoers). I realize that it's still early and...
Forum: Development Projects 02-13-2019, 12:33 PM
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Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

From TD garden website (https://www.tdgarden.com/news/detail/td-garden-introduces-boston-garden-society). Also, here (https://www.tdgarden.com/news/detail/legendary).


Sorry, haven't found a...
Forum: Development Projects 02-13-2019, 12:24 PM
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Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Thanks, Stevebikes, for the nice photoset.

Just went to a celtics game last weekend too. Summary of my thoughts:
**TD garden's interior concourses now look great. Love the terazzo floors and new...
Forum: Development Projects 02-11-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 31,566
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The New Office Thread

Globe article on how office building landlords feel compelled to install fancy new lobbies:...
Forum: Development Projects 02-11-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4,472
Views: 969,812
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Admittedly guessing (and it was a fun thought exercise), and similar to BB's sentiments:
I don't think you can have authenticity in a building created in a vacuum. I agree authenticity is likely a...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 02-11-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 25,679
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Where is....?

Beeline...we miss you immensely.
The odurandina-to-beeline posts ratio on aB has been agonizingly suboptimal lately.

We know you're away and checking in from time-to-time, but just know how...
Forum: Development Projects 02-08-2019, 03:57 PM
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Views: 14,507
Posted By bigpicture7
Forum: Development Projects 02-08-2019, 03:37 PM
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Views: 969,812
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

^As a society, we don't need to agree on everything. But we will never survive if we agree on nothing.

A shared basic value system that's compatible with differing worldviews is the only way to...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-08-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 92,956
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Red Line / Blue Line Connector

I understand, and that's fair. But my main point (question) was whether this could be a way to get interested parties' skin in the game without giving them private ownership of MBTA assets. I was...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-08-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 92,956
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Red Line / Blue Line Connector

Of course bonds need to be paid back. My point was with regard to the corporate and community involvement aspect...
Upthread, folks were criticizing corporations' direct involvement in building...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-06-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 92,956
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Red Line / Blue Line Connector

Honest question:
What about the state issuing municipal bonds to fund this?

-Administered by the state (so, in the end, it's public money)
-Allows anyone who supports the cause to get involved...
Forum: Development Projects 02-06-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 144,090
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Volpe Transportation Center Development | Kendall Sq | Cambridge

^Beton, you are, without doubt, aB's poet laureate.



^Not trying to be (or feeling particularly inclined to be) an apologist for MIT, but as mentioned in the Kendall Square thread: there is a...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-06-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 34,000
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

If this could be unilaterally imposed, and then sentiment tested later, then I agree it's a totally different ballgame.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-06-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 34,000
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

Arlington, you and I are taking two different yet mutually useful perspectives.

You are assessing the logical validity in order to validate the scheme.

I am saying "in order to win public...
Forum: Development Projects 02-06-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3,225
Views: 756,679
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Innovation Dist. / South Boston Seaport

I agree with your assessment of on-spec versus bespoke, and it is for this reason that I think the signature GE building in Fort Point actually still has a shot...

IF GE hangs in there and...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-06-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 34,000
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

I agree that's a fair point. Can we distill a couple of key points of agreement from these pages and pages of thread discussions...

In order for CZC to be fair and effective:
1) The presence of...
Forum: Development Projects 02-05-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 329,021
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Fenway Center (One Kenmore) | Turnpike PARCEL 7, Beacon Street | Fenway

You can absolutely hear the pounding of a toddler running above through a typical steel-decked/concrete poured floor structure.

Admittedly, this matters more if you're trying to sleep.
Further,...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-05-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 34,000
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

^The problem that Rover and others have raised, though, is that avoiding a car is a steeper "ask" of certain people, compared to others, based on where they are originating (and can even border on...
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