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Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 10:29 AM
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Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The New Retail Thread

Fuku now open in the seaport:

https://boston.eater.com/2018/10/19/17999236/fuku-david-chang-boston-gallery-fried-chicken

EDIT: Opens tomorrow (Oct 20th)
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure Yesterday, 06:43 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 40,032
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: North Washington St Bridge

^ because building a new set of piers in the ocean for a very, very long span is extremely difficult and expensive. Plus, the LI closure was urgent/immediate.

Here: calmer, shallower...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-18-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 40,032
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: North Washington St Bridge

Hah, apparently these project planners read aB to get ideas (jk!!)

New Globe article today:...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 10-15-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 24,918
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: How Tall Are Boston's Buildings and Should They Be Taller?

Justin7, we have more in common than just the number at the end of our alias. I agree with most of your sentiments on aB. The height-obsessed postings from a specific person(s) about every single...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 10-15-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 24,918
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: How Tall Are Boston's Buildings and Should They Be Taller?

A city will always be both forest and trees.

No one is saying to give up on trees. This isn't an either/or game.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 10-13-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 24,918
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: How Tall Are Boston's Buildings and Should They Be Taller?

Guys, I'll stand down and leave it at this: people make inferences about how "big" a city is and "how much it has going on" from the appearance of its skyline.

If you don't agree, fine.
Forum: Development Projects 10-12-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 767,908
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

I rode the north side trains into town from lowell a few times as a kid before the new garden was built, but also can't seem to recollect what it looked like (thanks DowntownDave for the images).
...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 10-12-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 24,918
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: How Tall Are Boston's Buildings and Should They Be Taller?

^fattony,

Your post logically makes sense, and until I started working with university seniors, would have completely agreed with your logic. But what you outline naively assumes that all students...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 10-12-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 24,918
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: How Tall Are Boston's Buildings and Should They Be Taller?

Let me flip this around: if there were just one well-designed 900 footer, would the holier-than-thou architectural I-love-Paris crowd really have their dreams killed?
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 10-12-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 24,918
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: How Tall Are Boston's Buildings and Should They Be Taller?

It would change perceptions of the city. Especially from certain vantage points across the Charles.

22 year olds have a very superficial view of the world. I don't care about losing talent to SF...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 10-12-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 24,918
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: How Tall Are Boston's Buildings and Should They Be Taller?

Who's asking for Manhattan, Hong Kong, or Shanghai? Not even the height crazies on here ask for that.

People are simply asking for one or two 850-950 footers. That's all it would take to convert...
Forum: Development Projects 10-11-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,120
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Revere Developments

Yes, I agree, but don't downplay the parenthood-track/where-to-raise-the-family dimension. I think that factor will always play a major role in this dynamic.

Is it still gentrification if the...
Forum: Development Projects 10-11-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 40,851
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: MIT.nano

All the scaffolding/construction barriers are finally down on the adjacent bldg (13), revealing the landscaping/hardscaping work heading toward Mass Ave. from the nano project.

Life has been...
Forum: Development Projects 10-10-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 153,294
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Fort Point

Isn't at least 1/2 of this parcel on terra firma? (seems that way according to Google maps)
Forum: Development Projects 10-09-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 153,294
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Fort Point

...would just like to add that, in addition to manufacturing jobs, Gillette-Boston has significant research and development activity in Boston. Boston-area university engineering students have...
Forum: Development Projects 10-09-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 153,294
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Fort Point

P&G to sell more land in Fort Point:

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2018/10/09/procter-gamble-put-high-profile-land-fort-point-market/1Z9Rj4uuHPTJBPsKC0Jq6L/story.html



...6.5 acres is...
Forum: Development Projects 10-05-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2,847
Views: 620,330
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Cambridge Developments

Wasn't really sure where to put this (Mods please feel free to move it):

Bloomberg has a really nice feature article on the real estate revolution of Kendall square / the growth of Cambridge as a...
Forum: Development Projects 10-05-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,806
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: ACKS | 399 Binney Str. | E. Cambridge

This building exists right at the interface between deeply residential cambridge and the world of kendall lab buildings. It embodies the struggle of that existence (quite well, IMO).
Forum: Development Projects 10-04-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 757
Views: 134,017
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The St Regis Residences (former Whiskey Priest site) | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

^this was my assumption when I made the comment: an aesthetic improvement, but not a functional change...

If you look closely at the sidewalk in the render, you can see the loading bay curb cut...
Forum: Development Projects 10-04-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 757
Views: 134,017
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The St Regis Residences (former Whiskey Priest site) | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

They have also greatly improved the appearance of the loading/highbay doors since the earliest renders...BUT...we all know that getting trucks and vehicles in and out of there onto Seaport Blvd. is...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-02-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3,929
Views: 672,166
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Logan Flight Additions

For me it is contextual: if I am traveling solo and it is a short flight, I don't care much about seat assignment. If I am traveling with my wife and its a long flight, seat assignment is much more...
Forum: Development Projects 10-02-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4,342
Views: 875,875
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

I agree that the city should be much more specific and forthright regarding how future bid assessments for parcels they intend to monetize will be evaluated.

In this case, there were other...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-01-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5,406
Views: 697,472
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

And, generally speaking, those stickers applied to the outside of the protective plastic look horrible and sometimes don't line up with the route lines...they are an embarrassment when out-of-towners...
Forum: Development Projects 10-01-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4,342
Views: 875,875
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Haha, I totally opposed that shit-pile too.

Apologies, my comment did not address certain nuances within the decade-long process of putting a tower on this site, which -yes- included fleeting...
Forum: Development Projects 09-28-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2,421
Views: 501,828
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Bulfinch Crossing | Congress Street Garage | West End

I don't think there will be too many angles where one is looking at the broad side of this from a vantage point where you can see the whole thing (with the exception of right in front of it). The...
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