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Forum: Development Projects 09-18-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,882
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Re: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial | Boston Common | Downtown

it looks like a bunch of disfigured noodle arms.
Forum: Development Projects 09-12-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,303
Posted By SlothofDespond
Re: Official City Hall Plaza Proposals

The space in that picture would be fine if they knocked down City Hall.
Forum: General 08-12-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 635
Posted By SlothofDespond
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

Yea, this. And then there is the threat to notify the photographer. There's something unsettling about that post/comment on a magnitude many times beyond a single instance of alleged copyright...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 07-21-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,575
Posted By SlothofDespond
Re: Outage

Forum: Development Projects 06-15-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 767,877
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Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

This. The architecture of the "people who sent men to the moon" is unhuman garbage and nothing would bring me more joy than leveling it and wiping its memory from the city landscape. It is a complete...
Forum: Development Projects 05-18-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 757
Views: 134,014
Posted By SlothofDespond
Re: Whiskey Priest/Atlantic Beer Garden Redevelopment | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

Interesting is one word for it. I'm assuming most people don't know who Bradley Campbell is (or the CLF) but he and his organization went through a wood chipper in the paper of record in the city...
Forum: Development Projects 05-04-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 767,877
Posted By SlothofDespond
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Ridiculous. Worcester would kill for something that tall and that good. It's twice the height of anything in Worcester and much better designed (yea, Worcester's three "towers" aren't exactly...
Forum: Development Projects 05-03-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 390,664
Posted By SlothofDespond
Re: South Station Tower

Can't this be said about most latter-half 20th century styles that were designed around a concept rather than what people might actually find attractive to look at?

A lot of this stuff looks good...
Forum: Development Projects 03-27-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 641
Views: 148,833
Posted By SlothofDespond
Re: Quaker Lane + Congress Square | Downtown

I went by a few weeks ago and think it's inoffensive in person, at least when viewed from Post Office Square. You don't really notice it because it blends into the other buildings unless you're...
Forum: Development Projects 02-23-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 40,140
Posted By SlothofDespond
Re: DOT Parcels 25, 26, 27, 28 Kneeland Street

I think he's suggesting the optics and/or potential future ramifications of a bid that is extremely low compared to the desired asking price would be bad.
Forum: Development Projects 02-16-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 132,163
Posted By SlothofDespond
Re: The Boulevard (née The Times/Littlest Bar) | 110 Broad St | Downtown

Reading the comments section of any online news-like publication/article is generally a life mistake. Only crazy (likely also older) people hang out there. You're basically filtering for the most...
Forum: Development Projects 02-07-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4,342
Views: 875,833
Posted By SlothofDespond
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Nah, I don't think so. Boston City Hall is an inhuman monstrosity. This thing looks like it will just be a towering mediocrity. It will fade into the skyline and people will mostly forget or never...
Forum: Development Projects 01-25-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 757
Views: 134,014
Posted By SlothofDespond
Re: Whiskey Priest/Atlantic Beer Garden Redevelopment | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

Another waterfront park. It's hard to yawn hard enough at that.

If the developer is going to be shaken down for $13M then it should only be by the city as part of some sort of coherent plan for...
Forum: Development Projects 01-18-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,562
Posted By SlothofDespond
Re: Emerson College - Little Building Addition + Renovation | 80 Boylston St | Downto

I may be misremembering but I thought they needed to cannibalize facade from the cut-in areas (that are being filled in) to repair the facade along the street? Supposedly the facade was in very poor...
Forum: Development Projects 01-17-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,089
Posted By SlothofDespond
Re: Condo + Retail Project | 124-126 Salem Street | North End

You and the developer's intern who voted a few hundred times.
Forum: Development Projects 12-21-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,352
Views: 294,441
Posted By SlothofDespond
Re: South Boston Infill and Small Projects

It is truly hideous. I'm not sure what that Tokyo comment is supposed to mean.
Forum: Development Projects 12-21-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 34,941
Posted By SlothofDespond
Re: Boston Globe Site Redevelopment | Dorchester

A craft brewery. Just in time for the craft brewery industry bubble to burst.
Forum: Development Projects 12-15-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,037
Posted By SlothofDespond
Re: Tragic possibility for Providence

Shocking. Is the building in such poor condition that renovation is cost-prohibitive?
Forum: Development Projects 12-15-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 148,049
Posted By SlothofDespond
Re: City Hall - Redevelopment - Preservation - Relocation $150-200 million over 5 years? Why not just rent some office space somewhere downtown and get out of the building maintenance business? That has to be cheap in the long run, no?
Forum: Development Projects 12-13-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 722,864
Posted By SlothofDespond
Re: Seaport Square (Formerly McCourt Seaport Parcels)

Is that the city limits of Boston? Boston city limits are tiny compared to many other major American cities. You really need to set a radius or something or at least use whatever the generally...
Forum: Development Projects 12-12-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 290,531
Posted By SlothofDespond
Re: Fenway Center (One Kenmore) | Turnpike PARCEL 7, Beacon Street | Fenway

This. There seems to be a frequent sentiment that every project needs to knock the ball out of the park. It's an impossible standard. Even if the Pike phase never occurs this seems like a significant...
Forum: Development Projects 12-12-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 339,153
Posted By SlothofDespond
Re: Fenway Area Redevelopment

The adjacent gas station and single story structure look like prime development spots. Any buzz on those properties?
Forum: Development Projects 11-22-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 718
Views: 194,646
Posted By SlothofDespond
Re: 100 Pier 4 | 136-146 Northern Avenue | Seaport

They're only concerned with preventing new development to appease their octogenarian benefactor's world vision.
Forum: Development Projects 11-20-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 30,201
Posted By SlothofDespond
Re: Washington Village | Andrew Square | South Boston

It's very cool but don't those things run into lots of maintenance issues?
Forum: Development Projects 11-16-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 20,982
Posted By SlothofDespond
Re: Winthrop Square Garage Being Demolished

Because people who are totally unqualified to have opinions on anything are allowed to insert themselves and their whack-a-doodle thoughts in the approval process.

What Boston needs is an...
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