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Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 02:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,126
Posted By CSTH
Re: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial | Boston Common | Downtown

Fair enough. I think its probably more like the 19th-century vernacular background building of public art, but whatever.

Essentially I think the very concept of a monumental public memorial to a...
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 08:11 AM
Replies: 581
Views: 108,760
Posted By CSTH
Re: East Boston Developments

Lol nice garages. Even if those are tandem, youre essentially just exchanging two onstreet spaces for two off street spaces for each garage, because of the spacing of the curb cuts
Forum: Development Projects 09-18-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,126
Posted By CSTH
Re: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial | Boston Common | Downtown

I really really hope none of these gets built on the Common. I hope they don't get built anywhere, but especially not on the Common.

But you know what would be great? I wish someone would...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 09-18-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 504,774
Posted By CSTH
Re: Crazy Transit Pitches

^ So you're saying there'd be plenty of space for the retail concourse then? ;)
Forum: Design a Better Boston 09-18-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 504,774
Posted By CSTH
Re: Crazy Transit Pitches

Cross-posting this from the MLK memorial thread: (http://www.archboston.org/community/showthread.php?p=330715#post330715)

I think this is a bad memorial proposal, but FWIW this would make an...
Forum: Development Projects 09-18-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,126
Posted By CSTH
Re: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial | Boston Common | Downtown

Ugh, unfortunately these are all just bad.

But FWIW, this would make an interesting northern headhouse for the Park St. Red Line platform...(i recognize that's not what is proposed, just looks...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 09-17-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 83,027
Posted By CSTH
Re: Longfellow Bridge update

Man those ramps and lots consume so much space that could be used so much better
Forum: Development Projects 09-12-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,155
Posted By CSTH
Re: Motor Mart Tower | 201 Stuart Str. | Park Sq | Boston

So amazing that they're going to be replacing parking spaces with loft-style residential units.

(Have always thought a similar treatment would be great at the Commercial St garage in the North...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 09-07-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,242
Views: 189,330
Posted By CSTH
Re: North-South Rail Link

Just a gentle reminder here that our elected representatives have approved a $50Bn increase in military spending for 2018, and an additional $50Bn for 2019.

And the IRS estimates that tax...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 09-07-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 15,583
Posted By CSTH
Re: San Francisco high-rise sinking, tilting

^ Yeah, thanks for that clarity. I've been thinking more about this and I think it really comes down to: if there is a major earthquake, this building is toast.
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 09-06-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 15,583
Posted By CSTH
Re: San Francisco high-rise sinking, tilting

Understood.

I don' have specific professional insight, but: My guess is that the answer is probably "yes, it can be modeled pretty easily, but the problem is that there are so many complex...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 09-06-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 15,583
Posted By CSTH
Re: San Francisco high-rise sinking, tilting

The current seismic standard in SF says something like buildings must have a 90% probability of retaining structural integrity in a very large earthquake.

i.e. 10% of the buildings fall down. ...
Forum: Greater New England 09-06-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By CSTH
Re: $650M water park and resort proposed in Palmer

Looking at the plan ... this looks like a sports-themed hotel & condo development with a lot of tennis/basketball and (indoor) soccer, plus a small indoor waterpark that's more like a nice YMCA than...
Forum: Development Projects 08-27-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 662,623
Posted By CSTH
Forum: Design a Better Boston 08-27-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 891
Posted By CSTH
Re: What was Boston like in the [recent] past?

It can be argued that the north slope of Beacon Hill (between Cambridge St and Pinckney) was really the southern half of the old West End neighborhood.

Remember that all the mansions and stately...
Forum: General 08-27-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4,589
Views: 529,708
Posted By CSTH
Re: Open Thread

The best architecture on TV is TreeHouse Masters, and we all know it.
Forum: General 08-22-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4,589
Views: 529,708
Posted By CSTH
Re: Open Thread

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/45-Coolidge-Pt-Manchester-MA-01944/56933691_zpid/

Michael Graves house for sale - if you have $8.5M and you're into PoMo...
Forum: Development Projects 08-20-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 581
Views: 108,760
Posted By CSTH
Re: East Boston Developments

JPNA has a bunch of presentations on this proposal up on a google drive folder:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1qgLA_BqnlmV_9Q1uEuVQX26BdGN3vzxv
Forum: Development Projects 08-17-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 172,366
Posted By CSTH
Re: Boston College Master Plan

Man, the advent of high-quality artificial turf over the last 10-15 year is such an unsung revolution and has made so many facilities like this so much nice than they otherwise would be.
Forum: Development Projects 08-17-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3,102
Views: 734,069
Posted By CSTH
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

In my alternative fantasy Boston, that section over the highway portal is structured more like a real square. You know, with a big fat island in the middle, may be with some trees and a fountain,...
Forum: Development Projects 08-17-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 37,963
Posted By CSTH
Re: Alexandra Hotel Renovation | 1769 Washington St | South End

Looks like the glass turtle church in the south end
Forum: Development Projects 08-17-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 617
Views: 129,795
Posted By CSTH
Re: The Boulevard (née The Times/Littlest Bar) | 110 Broad St | Downtown

Thanks guys. I agree with too bright, too yellow, and not enough detail (but/and pleased with the historical consistency, fwiw). Maybe they'll weather a bit.

Also I know it's a little trite, but...
Forum: Development Projects 08-16-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 20,021
Posted By CSTH
Re: Old Boston Edison Plant | Summer St | South Boston

A lot of NIMBYism is shakedown (not that there's anything wrong with that?)

Rationale analysis like that is sort of behind the point. What matters is that the developer has his checkbook out...
Forum: Development Projects 08-16-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 129,795
Posted By CSTH
Re: The Boulevard (née The Times/Littlest Bar) | 110 Broad St | Downtown

No doubt many of them did.

The question I'm interested in, though, is whether these look as absurd in person as they do in the photo?
Forum: Development Projects 08-16-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 97,812
Posted By CSTH
Re: NEMA Boston | 399 Congress St. | Seaport

This one does a great job of capturing the world-class pedestrian environment that makes Boston so special among American cities:

I'm sure it will be even better once they put up a palisade of...
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