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Forum: Development Projects 08-12-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 63,393
Posted By CSTH
Re: Omni Hotel @ BCEC | Summer St | Seaport

Yeah there's going to be some real interesting framing starting here real soon - because of the span over the roadways below, and because iirc there is going to be a very large ballroom volume with a...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 07-31-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,438
Posted By CSTH
Re: Burning buildings

...and there are no doubt substantial savings on insurance premiums as well...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 07-31-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 169,306
Posted By CSTH
Re: Aerials

Welcome, thanks for the great photos
Forum: Development Projects 07-29-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 46,537
Posted By CSTH
Re: One Post Office Square Makeover and Expansion

How did they get that up there? Temporary derricks? Or a REALLY big mobile crane? Or a chopper?
Forum: Design a Better Boston 07-29-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,524
Posted By CSTH
Re: Fantasy T maps

Yeah Rt2 from 128 to alewife is always going to be way too big because it was built at 8 lines with the expectation that it would tie into the inner belt etc.

So two of those four lanes could...
Forum: Development Projects 07-11-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6,436
Views: 1,218,123
Posted By CSTH
Re: Rose Kennedy Greenway

This fucking guy ... Chain mail? I love it. 8)8)

Is it possible to chuckle and cringe at the same time? Because that's what I'm doing right now. JFC what a time to be alive.
Forum: Development Projects 07-07-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 37,164
Posted By CSTH
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-07-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,422
Posted By CSTH
Re: Unbuilt roads around metro Boston

...what about 16 between 93 & 1 or 1A?
Forum: Development Projects 07-05-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,736
Posted By CSTH
Re: Back Bay parking lot sells for 40 million

It'll be like the nike store with a glass penthouse on top.
Forum: Development Projects 07-05-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,185
Posted By CSTH
Re: Chinatown Infill Projects

^ That's ridiculous. That's not even a park, its just some sidewalk landscaping.
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 07-05-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,879
Posted By CSTH
Re: Brutalist Revival

Seems to me that it can especially be fixed with some high quality glass, greenery, and a thoughtful lighting program.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-05-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1,631
Views: 292,039
Posted By CSTH
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

I had to read this three times before I realized that the 'you' equilibria is referring to is the 'anyone' in CMTAs question, and not CMTA himself.

i.e. Equilibria is saying the answer to the...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 07-02-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 654,101
Posted By CSTH
Re: Crazy Transit Pitches

^I like it, buy you forgot to include the gantries for automated electronic tolling on 93
Forum: Development Projects 05-14-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 166,625
Posted By CSTH
Re: The Boulevard (née The Times/Littlest Bar) | 110 Broad St | Downtown

It's too bad the narrow wall of windows isn't reflected. Mirrored windows would really frame the reflection of IP really nicely
Forum: Development Projects 05-13-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 236,784
Posted By CSTH
Re: Marriott Moxy Hotel | 240 Tremont Street (Parcel P-7A) | Theater District

Yeah - it reads as a skinny rectangular building composed of two extra-skinny rectangular volumes, which is cool.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 05-13-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 17,321
Posted By CSTH
Re: Photo of the Day, Boston Style: Part XII (2019)

It's uniform because they're all 5 over 1, right? That's the cheapest way to build generic new apartments....
Forum: Development Projects 04-30-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,152
Posted By CSTH
Re: Brookline Place | Boston Children's Hospital | Brookline

This seems a little like a pretty good building from 1987
Forum: Development Projects 04-29-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 20,364
Posted By CSTH
Re: Martin's Park | Children's Wharf | Fort Point

Yeah some of it, I believe, is back of the house for the children's museum (and or maybe a group entrance, for buses?) That institutional connection should help ensure good upkeep too fwiw
Forum: Development Projects 04-28-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 63,141
Posted By CSTH
Re: One Kenmore Square | 560 Commonwealth Avenue | Kenmore Square

He lost me at "the imminent arrival of autonomous cars", and then he really lost me "vacuum-type hyperloops"
Forum: Design a Better Boston 04-24-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 264,682
Posted By CSTH
Re: Reasonable Transit Pitches

I'm convinced,thanks (you're talking about connecting to the OL,right?)
Forum: Design a Better Boston 04-22-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 264,682
Posted By CSTH
Re: Reasonable Transit Pitches

FWIW, you could (probably?) jack a tunnel...
Forum: Development Projects 04-14-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 488
Views: 158,942
Posted By CSTH
Re: NEMA Boston | 399 Congress St. | Seaport

They've done a competent job of making this look like two giant slabs instead of one extra giant slab.
Forum: Development Projects 04-10-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2,389
Views: 478,378
Posted By CSTH
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

The preferred nomenclature for 'casino people' is 'compulsive gamblers'.

And they often commit crimes to finance their gambling. And yes, much of that crime happens 'somewhere else'.

Forum: Development Projects 04-10-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 39,716
Posted By CSTH
Forum: Development Projects 04-07-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 46,192
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