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Forum: Development Projects 03-21-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,652
Views: 383,818
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Allston-Brighton Developments

Next door to 50 Birmingham Parkway is this:

https://goo.gl/maps/F9HRG15AuXS2

WTF. A porte cochere gone awry?

I think this was once a wonderful shingled Victorian (remnant of the original on...
Forum: Development Projects 03-20-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2,869
Views: 676,845
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Cambridge Developments

As we don't really have a Harvard Cambridge thread, with respect to Herzog & De Meuron and the Gund Center, Harvard's Town Gown Report for 2018 states
"The proposed new space will encourage new...
Forum: Development Projects 03-20-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 148,851
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Volpe Transportation Center Development | Kendall Sq | Cambridge

I posted in error. The person identified with the slides on Kendall & Volpe is Steve Marsh, Managing Director MITMCO.
Forum: Development Projects 03-20-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 148,851
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Volpe Transportation Center Development | Kendall Sq | Cambridge

The existing Volpe building is supposed to be demolished, once DOT moves into new Volpe.
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Aside from that, there is no substantive discussion of Volpe in the Town...
Forum: Development Projects 03-15-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 24,372
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

https://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_835w/Boston/2011-2020/2019/03/14/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/16hoodparkA.jpg

^^^ No more Elkus apparently. Rendering credit to SMMA.

BPDA approved.

And a...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-10-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,197
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Northeast Maglev

Very very few people ride the Acela between Washington and downtown Baltimore. There will never be any demand, at the price per ticket structure, for Maglev.

And the existing mass transit system...
Forum: Development Projects 03-10-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 16,198
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Fenway Theater | 12 Lansdowne St | Fenway

The Globe's profile of the proposal, largely gleaned from planning documents.

http://realestate.boston.com/new-developments/2019/03/08/fenway-theater-plans/?s_campaign=bg:hp:well:realestate
...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-10-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 119,642
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

Uber and Lyft clogging San Francisco Airport. Worse than taxis, because they're loitering at the curb.

Average of 27,500 pickups and dropoffs every day....
Forum: Development Projects 03-10-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3,873
Views: 997,180
Posted By stellarfun
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Globe article on the fire. Cause under investigation
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/03/09/alarm-fire-breaks-out-high-rise-under-construction-near-garden/8gzpuYbOh9b7bLhTybl2gO/story.html
Forum: Development Projects 03-10-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3,873
Views: 997,180
Posted By stellarfun
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

According to the old thread for 123 Causeway, McDonald's (who owned it back then) received a permit ten years ago to remove the cast concrete and bluestone front for 'safety' reasons. I doubt it was...
Forum: Development Projects 03-09-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3,873
Views: 997,180
Posted By stellarfun
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

While we're at it.

123 Causeway.
https://goo.gl/maps/BYNZ56VFMor

Has been defaced, and ruined. See:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v106/NelsonAndBronte/123%20Causeway/P1040237.jpg
...
Forum: Development Projects 03-09-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3,873
Views: 997,180
Posted By stellarfun
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Was a three alarm fire. No elevators working, so it meant climbing 25 flights of stairs.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D1P-ljoX4AA0uyS.jpg

See:
https://twitter.com/BostonFire/
Forum: Development Projects 03-09-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 156,034
Posted By stellarfun
Re: The Boulevard (née The Times/Littlest Bar) | 110 Broad St | Downtown

^^^^That looks more like a render, too many lights, no traffic.

Its from here:
https://faainc.com/projects/110-broad-street-boston/
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 03-08-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 104
Posted By stellarfun
A tsunami of wealth about to drown San Francisco

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/07/style/uber-ipo-san-francisco-rich.html
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 03-08-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By stellarfun
Re: RIP Kevin Roche

^^^ Beton, post of the year!
Forum: Development Projects 03-08-2019, 04:01 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 52,407
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Alexandra Hotel Renovation | 1769 Washington St | South End

The economics of the restoration are such that they likely need the height.
Forum: Development Projects 03-04-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 35,454
Posted By stellarfun
Re: The New Office Thread

This should be in the new retail thread, not the new office thread.
Forum: Development Projects 03-01-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 1,262
Views: 322,088
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Harvard - Allston Campus

See:
http://transportation.harvard.edu/shuttle-van-services/shuttle-routes/allston-campus-express

http://transportation.harvard.edu/shuttle-van-services/academic-year-shuttle-routes/barrys-corner
Forum: Development Projects 02-28-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,262
Views: 322,088
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Harvard - Allston Campus

American Repertory Theater to move from Cambridge to Allston, thanks to a $100 million gift to Harvard for a new performance center. I think this will probably be located at the NE corner of Barry's...
Forum: Development Projects 02-26-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,848
Posted By stellarfun
Re: ACKS | 399 Binney Str. | E. Cambridge

As of Feb 2018,
"Cancer drug specialist Rubius Therapeutics has leased 45,000 square feet at Alexandria Real Estate Equities’ new 164,000-square-foot 399 Binney Street development in Kendall Square,...
Forum: Development Projects 02-25-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 52,072
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Suffolk Downs Redevelopment

The former Wonderland Dog Track, just up the road a bit from Suffolk Downs, is 28 acres. The dog track once had more area than that because IIRC there was a large parking lot across the VFW Parkway...
Forum: Development Projects 02-24-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 52,072
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Suffolk Downs Redevelopment

The new soccer stadium for DC United is on a 14 acre site. I am skeptical that turning over a similarly-sized land parcel at Suffolk Downs for an occasional use venue would represent a high value...
Forum: Development Projects 02-23-2019, 04:21 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 156,034
Posted By stellarfun
Re: The Boulevard (née The Times/Littlest Bar) | 110 Broad St | Downtown

Robots in control.

https://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_835w/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/21/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/22bizGarage2.jpg

Park-it-yourself? No way. Parking attendants. What are those?...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 02-21-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By stellarfun
Rudolph's NYC townhouse gutted

https://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/architect-paul-rudolph-s-former-manhattan-townhouse-to-list-for-18-5-million-122218?mod=article_inline

Sic transit gloria mundi.
Forum: Development Projects 02-20-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 213,972
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Marriott Moxy Hotel | 240 Tremont Street (Parcel P-7A) | Theater District

The idea behind 'dazzle' was to visually disrupt the massing. As for glass, if this is built out to the property line, then one would have to secure and pay for an easement from the abutting owner...
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