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Forum: Development Projects 02-12-2018, 03:56 PM
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Posted By Rover
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Aaaand that flushing sound is the author's credibility! Exactly which buildings around it is it shaming? :confused:
Forum: Development Projects 02-12-2018, 10:01 AM
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Views: 118,434
Posted By Rover
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

There's no left turn at Malvern onto Brighton Ave/Comm ave though, so I don't see how this would work unless there's a major revamp of the intersection as well or the busses go down Brighton to...
Forum: Development Projects 02-09-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,463
Views: 83,342
Posted By Rover
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

They're not difficult to understand at all. They live and breath to get their names in the paper and get projects cancelled or reduced. Then with that affirmation the cycle begins again.

Since...
Forum: Development Projects 02-09-2018, 04:15 PM
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Posted By Rover
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

You would have to ask the architect/developer (who I imagine is pulling the strings here) but I forced to speculate I'm sure its profit related. Point being, for $153M bucks I'm willing to give a...
Forum: Development Projects 02-09-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1,311
Views: 208,952
Posted By Rover
Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

I'd say its relevant because if Wynn paid $7.5M to his manicurist for just a manicure and not for hush money, he should not be entrusted to make decisions for a multi-billion dollar company because...
Forum: Development Projects 02-09-2018, 02:14 PM
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Posted By Rover
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Have you actually shorted the market in order to cash in? If so who will play you in the sequel to The Big Short!
Forum: Development Projects 02-09-2018, 01:27 PM
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Posted By Rover
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

How in hell is receiving $153M dollars for city services a "lame excuse for architects' failure"? Look chief, if 153 million bucks is a drop in the bucket to you then god bless ya. For mostly...
Forum: Development Projects 02-09-2018, 12:12 PM
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Posted By Rover
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Yup. I get where NIMBY's are coming from because they're brainless trolls, but beyond that it astounds me how people apply zero logic to the financial windfall the city will reap for building a tower...
Forum: Development Projects 02-09-2018, 11:21 AM
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Posted By Rover
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Again with that thing called "reality". The city is going to piss away 80M bucks to build a slightly different version of MT in downtown crossing, only a few blocks away? That is fiscal malpractice. ...
Forum: Development Projects 02-09-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,463
Views: 83,342
Posted By Rover
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Slightly different take on it. Woburn, Stoneham, etc could certainly do more, but to me people need to take advantage more of cheaper places with decent commuter options. Rowley, Hamilton, etc have...
Forum: Development Projects 02-09-2018, 10:56 AM
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Views: 723,603
Posted By Rover
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

I'm a little confused as to what people are looking for. If its simply a 70 foot shorter (per FAA rules) version of the original design I get that and would prefer it too. However, that wasn't...
Forum: Development Projects 02-09-2018, 10:38 AM
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Posted By Rover
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Talking about two different things here I think. Pushing "all the poors" out of town means low income to me, and to that point I think yes affordable housing opportunities should be spread...
Forum: Development Projects 02-09-2018, 09:52 AM
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Views: 83,342
Posted By Rover
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

This is stupid, short-sighted and asinine. And I'm trying to be polite! :D

The city has a "housing crisis" because everybody feels the need to live in the middle of it. If you're commuting into...
Forum: Development Projects 02-07-2018, 04:22 PM
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Views: 83,342
Posted By Rover
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

I would also depending on cost. Is there a reliable estimate for the two Blue Line projects (Red Line connection and extension)? The point being if you have a GLX situation where Amazon is building...
Forum: Development Projects 02-07-2018, 03:30 PM
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Posted By Rover
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

This is the kind of argument sports team owners make when they ask the public to pony up for a shiny new stadium - it'll pay for itself!

Call me a skeptic. In Maryland if the infrastructure...
Forum: Development Projects 02-07-2018, 12:13 PM
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Views: 83,342
Posted By Rover
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Huh, kinda seems like a hope and a prayer. This is why I worry about a NYC bid. Transit system is already in place to handle 20-50K extra workers. No need to rely on vague promises without the...
Forum: Development Projects 02-07-2018, 12:01 PM
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Posted By Rover
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

A good point. That doesn't seem like too much of a stretch to make happen.
Forum: Development Projects 02-07-2018, 11:13 AM
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Posted By Rover
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

I think a lot of people really desire a spire or non-flat top roof. Problem is the economics of building in Boston + FAA height limits make that nearly impossible because no developer will give up...
Forum: Development Projects 02-07-2018, 10:00 AM
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Views: 723,603
Posted By Rover
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

I don't but it answers the question of why they didn't build up to FAA limits. Turns out they will. I would also think the FAA's view on the height of the building would be the definitive one.
Forum: Development Projects 02-07-2018, 09:24 AM
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Posted By Rover
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

SOLD! Build the fucking thing already. Current renderings I can live with.
Forum: Development Projects 01-31-2018, 12:20 PM
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Views: 118,434
Posted By Rover
Forum: Development Projects 01-31-2018, 12:20 PM
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Posted By Rover
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

As long as the graft gets spread around evenly I'm good.
Forum: Development Projects 01-31-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1,463
Views: 83,342
Posted By Rover
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

From the looks of it, its just 5 regions with large commuter rail systems:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_commuter_rail_systems_by_ridership

NY metro is gigantic. Chicago...
Forum: Development Projects 01-31-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3,821
Views: 723,603
Posted By Rover
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Yeah...if you're going to play the "its all a conspiracy angle" I'm pretty sure Squirrely Shirley Kressel has the market cornered on that schtick at every one of these meetings...:eek: :D
Forum: Development Projects 01-30-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1,311
Views: 208,952
Posted By Rover
Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

I'm also curious if whoever takes over will be as willing to make side deals with the local yokels to cover pedestrian bridges and traffic circle realignments. Wynn could do that because he was the...
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