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Forum: Design a Better Boston 08-15-2018, 02:53 PM
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Views: 5,698
Posted By Hubman
Re: Boston - Most Embarrassing Blight That Tourists See

OK. If it's speficific to blight, than I nominate State Service Center.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 08-14-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,698
Posted By Hubman
Re: Boston - Most Embarrassing Blight That Tourists See

Even tourists with no architectural interest can tell that its ugly and doesn't fit what they thought (cobblestone streets, brick churches).
Forum: Design a Better Boston 08-13-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,698
Posted By Hubman
Re: Boston - Most Embarrassing Blight That Tourists See

West End. If you are entering Boston from the North, the first thing you see is that horrible mass of 60s apartment and office towers, and you think "Isn't Boston all historic and shit?".
Forum: Greater New England 08-13-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By Hubman
Forum: Greater New England 08-12-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By Hubman
Providence Transit

I just wanted to create this thread for further use, to hold all the proposals bouncing around The Renaissance City for streetcars, commuter and light rails, BRTS, upgraded bus service and even...
Forum: Development Projects 08-02-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 76,824
Posted By Hubman
Forum: Greater New England 06-25-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 85,811
Posted By Hubman
Re: Providence developments

Too true...

https://www.fox25boston.com/news/rhode-island/lawmakers-approve-bill-for-skyscraper-project-to-proceed/776787338
Forum: Greater New England 05-18-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 85,811
Posted By Hubman
Re: Providence developments

Ha! Planning board just rejected it. Hopefully someone else will come by with a better design.
http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20180515/providence-planning-board-rejects-46-story-fane-tower
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-18-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 37,487
Posted By Hubman
Forum: Development Projects 05-17-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3,721
Views: 1,016,099
Posted By Hubman
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

Just think of how great it would look with SST in there.
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 05-10-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,469
Posted By Hubman
Re: Briv

I would say thats a little overnegative. Archboston is not without it's problems, but not ready to die either.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-15-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 136,257
Posted By Hubman
Re: Aerials

Amazing how flat the business district is. Really accentuates the Customs House.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 01-27-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,248
Posted By Hubman
Re: Nominations: ArchBoston ugliest buildings

I love the pic of the defaced notice on the wall.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 01-27-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,248
Posted By Hubman
Re: Nominations: ArchBoston ugliest buildings

Boston Med at 750 Albany St.
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3344597,-71.0721078,3a,60y,138.26h,98.42t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1stDlpSxoZ-QNn8RCigWYQBg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 01-27-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By Hubman
Re: Nominations: ArchBoston Biggest Urban Planning Disaster

How has no one mentioned the West End? From vibrant, diverse, mixed use district to empty "parks" dotted by residential towers and crossed by maintenance roads and alleys. Not even true city blocks.
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 01-23-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,007
Posted By Hubman
Re: New us masterplanned city.

https://www.worldtravelguide.net/features/feature/how-to-build-a-city-in-10-simple-steps/
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/jun/30/how-build-city-step-by-step-diy-guide...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 01-23-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,007
Posted By Hubman
Re: New us masterplanned city.

Some of the islands could do. Some minuscule coastal townships between BH and Eastport would also work. There are lots of un-incorporated territories up on the St. John River and other places in...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 01-21-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,007
Posted By Hubman
Re: New us masterplanned city.

Great idea! I've dreamed many times about this.

Why should China have all the fun? They get to build new ones every year or so.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 01-14-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 22,416
Posted By Hubman
Forum: Development Projects 01-04-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4,270
Views: 846,269
Posted By Hubman
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 01-04-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 22,416
Posted By Hubman
Re: How Tall Are Boston's Buildings and Should They Be Taller?

What's the "next residential" one? I hadn't heard.
Forum: Development Projects 01-04-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4,270
Views: 846,269
Posted By Hubman
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

God this thing is an embarrassment. Shorter, squatter, uglier. Even the "great hall" is worse. The shape isn't even the worse part. The facade looks like it was designed by a two year old on LSD....
Forum: General 12-27-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 36,965
Posted By Hubman
Re: Educate everyone on a good website...

OEncyclopedia Of Forlorn Places (http://eofp.net/)
Forum: Greater New England 12-27-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 85,811
Posted By Hubman
Re: Providence developments

Exactly. It's an icon, and to demolish it would be a travesty.
Forum: Greater New England 12-15-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 85,811
Posted By Hubman
Re: Providence developments

Phew Doesn't look like they are going to. Crazy they even thought that was going to get by.
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