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Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 06-05-2013, 10:55 PM
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Posted By Ron Newman
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Green station was infilled later? I did not know this. (I did know about Charles station.)
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 07-06-2011, 10:43 AM
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Posted By Ron Newman
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Yes, Loew's State (http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/1938), whose building also contained the smaller Fine Arts (http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/6460) theatre.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 07-04-2011, 07:27 AM
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Posted By Ron Newman
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Reminds me of Metropolitan Storage Warehouse a mile further north on Mass. Ave. next to MIT.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 07-03-2011, 11:18 PM
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Posted By Ron Newman
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Wow .. I didn't recognize it at all in that form.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 07-03-2011, 10:50 PM
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Posted By Ron Newman
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What building is this? (two posts above this one) I do not see this photo on the page that you linked to.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 05-07-2011, 10:18 PM
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Posted By Ron Newman
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You're right.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 05-07-2011, 09:35 AM
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Posted By Ron Newman
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Most of the side streets in this part of the South End are named for cities and towns served by the nearby Boston & Albany and New Haven railroads -- Worcester, Springfield, Canton, Newton,...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-05-2011, 02:32 PM
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Posted By Ron Newman
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Also, the peripheral service roads were there, and had to be crossed, even when the elevated Central Artery was still standing.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-05-2011, 01:59 PM
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Posted By Ron Newman
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As someone who used to walk daily through this area as part of my commute -- it is immensely better without the elevated Central Artery.

Is it perfect? No. But it's still a huge improvement over...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-02-2011, 07:35 AM
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Posted By Ron Newman
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I thought the Union Freight Railway was used only at night -- guess not!
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 02-26-2011, 01:07 PM
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Posted By Ron Newman
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That's the south side of Kenmore Square, demolished to build the Hotel Commonwealth. Grahm had a couple other Kenmore buildings besides the Buckminster.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 02-24-2011, 04:41 PM
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Posted By Ron Newman
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Shepard: probably today's South Garden?
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 01-31-2011, 04:49 PM
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Posted By Ron Newman
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I like it, but it would preclude the square's current use for summer concerts.

The handsome three-story building on the right (Boylston Street side) is sorely missed today ... if in fact it ever...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 10-23-2010, 05:02 PM
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Posted By Ron Newman
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The photo caption says Tokyo.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 10-17-2010, 03:30 PM
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Posted By Ron Newman
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Overlooking the Pike on Mass. Ave. is the 'Tower Records building', before Frank Gehry gave it its current hat (and before Tower Records moved in).
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 10-05-2010, 06:00 PM
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Posted By Ron Newman
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what is that building? Google Maps says that it belongs to a silversmith, which surprises me.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 10-05-2010, 12:27 AM
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Posted By Ron Newman
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What, didn't they remove a park in that exact location because it was in the way of a runway expansion?
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 08-14-2010, 03:57 PM
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Posted By Ron Newman
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'Downtown' Nantucket streets are made of cobblestones. They are impossible to bicycle on unless you want to break a few bones.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 08-05-2010, 08:04 AM
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Posted By Ron Newman
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The photo looks south on Washington Street from the corner of Avery Street.

More info on the State Theatre here (http://cinematreasures.org/theater/6328/). It, along with the Hotel Avery, was...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 05-14-2010, 11:40 AM
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Posted By Ron Newman
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Wow - what was torn down to create that weedy vacant lot, and what's there now?
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-21-2008, 12:16 PM
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Posted By Ron Newman
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Scott,

The original question speculated on what we'd be discussing today in 2008 if Boston hadn't undergone the 1950s and 60s urban renewal.

It's reasonable to suggest that without a...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-21-2008, 06:49 AM
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Posted By Ron Newman
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They became the New England Patriots when they moved out of Boston, to Foxborough.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-20-2008, 09:20 PM
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Posted By Ron Newman
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"Isn't it time we finally got rid of Mechanics Hall (http://www.helloboston.com/Images/Buildings2/5302005Mechanics_Hall_1906.jpg) and built a modern convention center?"
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-19-2008, 05:08 PM
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Posted By Ron Newman
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Another building in the model that was never built was a counterpart to Center Plaza, along Congress Street north of Faneuil Hall. The Curley statue park and the Holocaust Memorial are there now...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-19-2008, 01:52 PM
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Posted By Ron Newman
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What is the rightmost building in picture #3 above? Was it replaced by the Marriott Long Wharf hotel?

The large empty space in the left background of the 1962 photo is the former Scollay Square,...
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