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Forum: Development Projects 08-08-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4,846
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Posted By DBM
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

I think you are confused, but I suspect you also partly have the story right. Try this:

The Burnham Building/10 Summer St. (aka Filene's, the magnificent Beaux-Arts masterpiece): 100%...
Forum: Development Projects 08-08-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4,846
Views: 1,081,089
Posted By DBM
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Fair enough, if someone's upset that that building wasn't kept, I respect that. That said, that was NOT the Filene's building (as the article notes); it was the 1905 Jones McDuffe & Stratton Co....
Forum: Development Projects 08-07-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4,846
Views: 1,081,089
Posted By DBM
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

This certainly comes as news to the giant, 100,000+ sq. ft. department store (Primark), giant, 40,000+ sq. ft. supermarket (Roche Bros.), and the giant, 200,000 sq. ft.+ advertising conglomerate...
Forum: Greater New England 08-01-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 121,205
Posted By DBM
Re: Providence developments

File this one under "least shocking developments of all time"... if the economics of the Downtown Providence development market had favored this project, it would get built. But they...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-27-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 150,201
Posted By DBM
Re: Fall River/New Bedford Commuter Rail

Because these are the last two official "Gateway" cities in Eastern Mass. that don't enjoy commuter rail service to Boston. All the others--Haverhill, Lowell, Lawrence, Fitchburg, Worcester,...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-21-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,422
Posted By DBM
Re: Unbuilt roads around metro Boston

Seriously, check out this stretch (https://www.google.com/maps/@42.4202876,-70.9898575,3a,75y,58.68h,91.15t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sEP6aFdaCgEiROwrlbaefsg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192) of 1A in the Oak Island...
Forum: Development Projects 07-20-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4,663
Views: 895,341
Posted By DBM
Re: The New Retail Thread

Pictures were taken from 40 Water St., yes? But inside the new glass box, or below it in the original Victorian-era building? <I'm guessing the new glass box>
Forum: Development Projects 07-19-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4,663
Views: 895,341
Posted By DBM
Re: The New Retail Thread

Hm... well, now that you've clarified like that--perhaps you're right! I just took it as a given that as soon as the scaffolding went up in late 2017, there was continuous work happening, even if the...
Forum: Development Projects 07-19-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4,663
Views: 895,341
Posted By DBM
Re: The New Retail Thread

Actually, the scaffolding went up in late 2017 as I recall and the renovation has been continuous since then, you've always been able to see workers working behind the canvas wrap--they demolished...
Forum: Development Projects 07-11-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6,436
Views: 1,218,121
Posted By DBM
Re: Rose Kennedy Greenway

I cannot conceive of a better antidote to the incessantly insufferable Minnesotan, Garrison Keillor.
Forum: Development Projects 07-05-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4,663
Views: 895,341
Posted By DBM
Re: The New Retail Thread

Well, the name is no misnomer--the brewery can't be more than a 10-minute drive from the Mt. Wachusett trailhead, just on the north side of Rte. 2. And of course the actual hike of the mountain is so...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 07-03-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,879
Posted By DBM
Re: Brutalist Revival

Which ones are actually at risk? (and you can't mention any government-held ones, because, with government moving at the speed of... government, I see City Hall and the Lindemann Center as being...
Forum: Development Projects 07-01-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 369,856
Posted By DBM
Re: Fenway Center (One Kenmore) | Turnpike PARCEL 7, Beacon Street | Fenway

Indeed, this crowds the Pike in such a pleasing way. Check out the reticulation on that guy!
Forum: Development Projects 06-27-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,961
Posted By DBM
Re: Harvard Square: Transformation

Please do explain in depth & detail. Especially because of this (http://www.citiesjournal.com/5-ugliest-college-campuses-in-the-us/) enduring reality. Compounded by the forbidding/desolate character...
Forum: Development Projects 06-24-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2,389
Views: 478,375
Posted By DBM
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Funny you should mention Oakley. I happen to be an abutter (more or less) on the downslope side closer to Mt. Auburn Cemetery. It's great to walk past it to head up to Moozy's on a nice day for some...
Forum: Development Projects 06-23-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2,389
Views: 478,375
Posted By DBM
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Isn't Czervik Construction practically obligated to quote Caddyshack [in particular, clip below] at this juncture?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4XQuEYDoj4
Forum: Development Projects 06-18-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 97,439
Posted By DBM
Re: Dorm Tower @ Emerson College | 1-3 Boylston Place | Downtown

Good distinction re: clubs/tenants vs. the ambiance of the overall place. And really, I was only ripping on that former Big Easy club, which [allegedly] strived for a New Orleans/Mardi Gras...
Forum: Development Projects 06-18-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 97,439
Posted By DBM
Re: Dorm Tower @ Emerson College | 1-3 Boylston Place | Downtown

Seriously. Who cares that a handful of tacky sleazy grungy clubs were lost in Boylston Place? There's still only dozens of that exact same grope-y roofie coolatta ilk in the Stuart Street area. I...
Forum: Greater New England 06-13-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 481
Views: 121,205
Posted By DBM
Re: Providence developments

As always, F-Line, you are an amazing wellspring of information on these matters--thanks for sharing...
Forum: Development Projects 06-10-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 703,006
Posted By DBM
Re: Downtown Crossing

Not to belittle Midwood's achievement with the 1 Milk St. restoration/renovation in any way, but it was "only" that, a renovation/restoration. As opposed to a full-blown demolition/redevelopment,...
Forum: Greater New England 06-09-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 121,205
Posted By DBM
Re: Providence developments

Thanks, F-Line, for your typically comprehensive and nuanced overview. I've probably done the 7:45 am from Wickford to South Station (arriving 9:40 am per the schedule) about a dozen times. It's...
Forum: Greater New England 06-08-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 121,205
Posted By DBM
Re: Providence developments

I'm confused--you're not saying the T wants to truncate service on the Providence CR line by dropping Wickford Junction as a stop and bring the new terminus up north to TF Green*? Sorry if I'm taking...
Forum: Development Projects 05-25-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 39,716
Posted By DBM
Re: Emerson College - Little Building Addition + Renovation | 80 Boylston St | Downto

If they don't, I think they'll have a very seriously complicated, messy problem and potential public relations debacle on their hands. Look how their 12 Hemenway project is described:

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Forum: Development Projects 05-10-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4,846
Views: 1,081,089
Posted By DBM
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Ah, good point--I assumed it already was! Again, I was trying to make a very simple comparison: leaving aside the vast differences in structural design/complexity and construction technique, I was...
Forum: Development Projects 05-09-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4,846
Views: 1,081,089
Posted By DBM
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

I think you're overanalyzing a very simple comparison I was trying to make. As folks have pointed out, it's an apples-to-oranges scenario in the first place--except, all I'm doing is merely pointing...
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