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Forum: Development Projects 07-18-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 149
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Posted By whighlander
Re: Old Boston Edison Plant | Summer St | South Boston

Shmessy -- me thinks Sen Collins knows the reality -- he's just posturing to make his Southie locals think he gives a hoot about what the old-timers are concerned about

As I posted previously the...
Forum: Development Projects 07-18-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 40,634
Posted By whighlander
Re: One Post Office Square Makeover and Expansion

Used to be the case when it first was flying --No longer is that true

Massport just finished redoing 3 Gates in term E that are designed to A-380 specs including 2 level boarding

Haven't taken...
Forum: Development Projects 07-18-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 57,966
Posted By whighlander
Re: Kenmore Square North

Guitarguy -- if you drive or even walk around -- you will find lots of small retail places for lease

There is no shortage of spots in older buildings for Moms and Pops to set up shop -- the...
Forum: Development Projects 07-18-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 33,786
Posted By whighlander
Re: Old Boston Edison Plant | Summer St | South Boston

I suspect that the residents near by would prefer people living on the site instead of everyone working in the Biotech Labs living off the site and commuting on neighborhood streets

If the NIMBYS...
Forum: Development Projects 07-18-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 857
Views: 261,596
Posted By whighlander
Re: Longfellow Place (née Garden Garage Towers) | 35 Lomasney Way | West End

Looks like the Blue Crane is just for the garage and lower levels

Red Crane base appears to be much larger in cross sectional area -- probably the main crane for the high work
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-18-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,086
Posted By whighlander
Re: Chelsea Creek Rails-to-Tollway

What does Cargo Ventures want near Suffolk Downs-- another Gondola Terminal?

PS: note this is not a sale of Public land -- its simply potentially an easement for use and not even exclusive use
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-18-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4,147
Views: 819,599
Posted By whighlander
Re: Logan Flight Additions

Shmessy -- Two words Vertex Pharmaceuticals -- when they got the FDA approval for their "orphan drug" [aka the $B molecule] and announced they were setting up their HQ next to the Court House in...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-18-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,086
Posted By whighlander
Re: Chelsea Creek Rails-to-Tollway

Let's wait a few days [ Bids are due at
the offices of the MBTA and MassDOT by 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, ] and see if there are any actual bids on the easement
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-18-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,077
Posted By whighlander
Re: Unbuilt roads around metro Boston

Van -- its all part of the Massachusetts Bureaucracy approach to anything [Note the details do depend on the scale involved*1,2] -- however the general process is as follows:

Identify problem
...
Forum: Development Projects 07-17-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,891
Posted By whighlander
Re: 105 W First Street | South Boston

Looks like real-estate wise at least there is a competitor to Kendall a brewin
Forum: Development Projects 07-17-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 16,616
Posted By whighlander
Re: Harvard SEC (Science & Engineering Complex) | Western Ave | Allston

Gossamer -my - eye

Datza ona Biga Sucka -- never realized it was that massive

It to gossamer as A Firehose is to a waterpick
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-17-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 773
Views: 140,880
Posted By whighlander
Re: MBTA Bus & BRT

FT -- SL would have plenty of capacity to service the Seaport if:

It ran to Silver Line Way underground [Dig Under D] most of the vehicles looped around and returned to South Station as full-time...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-17-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6,274
Views: 913,661
Posted By whighlander
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Try Using the same logic on the rest of the Federal Budget -- at least with the Pentagon we get a toilet seat even if it costs $400 for our contribution of about 3% of the $700B

With the rest of...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-17-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,086
Posted By whighlander
Re: Chelsea Creek Rails-to-Tollway

First of all -- we don't even know if anyone will respond to the RFP

2nd -- some of this might have been contingency for an Amazonia which is not happening

3rd -- that far up Chelsea Creek is...
Forum: Development Projects 07-16-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 17,567
Posted By whighlander
Re: MIT Museum/Boeing | 314 Main St. | Kendall Square

The very fact that we are on this AB blog commenting on things to each other is testament to the importance of the Apollo Guidance Computer -- the Patriarch of the entire family of Personal Computing...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-16-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 51,821
Posted By whighlander
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-16-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,086
Posted By whighlander
Re: Chelsea Creek Rails-to-Tollway

This is the classic example of people popping off without a clue as to what is the nature of that to which they are reacting

Specifically -- I looked at the RFP -- we are talking about old unused...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-16-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 51,821
Posted By whighlander
Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

Rover -- it says that you are a senior member -- perhaps you are aware that this concept is older than the Apollo Program dating to pre-MBTA

However, its a non starter -- take the Red Line...
Forum: Development Projects 07-14-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 464,853
Posted By whighlander
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

F-Line -- a Trolley can Climb perhaps but not necessarily Turn while climbing*1 -- a bus is clearly superior in mobility to a trolley, let alone a heavy rail vehicle

*1 because of the way rail...
Forum: Development Projects 07-14-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 175,478
Posted By whighlander
Forum: Development Projects 07-14-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4,104
Views: 1,095,499
Posted By whighlander
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Very nice

Don't worry too much about the quality of the individual shots -- we've got Beeline and a couple of others who take Pro-class pix. However, they usaully take them from well-known...
Forum: Development Projects 07-14-2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 430
Views: 121,846
Posted By whighlander
Re: 40 Trinity Place | 426 Stuart Street | Back Bay

Up to a point I agree with the above sentiments.

However, above all --- the principal reason that Boston is unique has nothing at all to do with the land, buildings, trees -- its all about the...
Forum: Development Projects 07-13-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,891
Posted By whighlander
Re: 105 W First Street | South Boston

Several Big Money Developers with the ability to quickly arrange construction financing are converging on this area bounded roughly by the Fort Point Chanel and the Haul Road and Summer St and...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-13-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 192,972
Posted By whighlander
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

F-Line as usual in all things rail you are very thorough

However you misstated one item [with my highlight in bold]


The in-operative word is From New England Produce Center is one of those...
Forum: Development Projects 07-12-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1,252
Views: 365,404
Posted By whighlander
Re: Fenway Center (One Kenmore) | Turnpike PARCEL 7, Beacon Street | Fenway

But no one is talking about huge amounts of decking

The work that is being done is to set up a path to get to a project such as the Boylston St. parcels that require minimal amounts of decking...
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