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Forum: Development Projects 02-16-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 21,704
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: The Icon (née Western Ave Residence) | 530 Western Ave | Brighton

Googie is southern CA post war atomic age architecture. The most enthusiastic style ever, it pretty much makes everything else look gray and constipated....
Forum: Development Projects 02-16-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,318
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Dock Square Parking Garage, 20 Clinton Street

This will end up much closer to the dull conformity of parcel 9. Contextualism is a double edge sword, sometimes it works well other times it is a suffocating albatross.
Forum: Development Projects 02-16-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 21,704
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: The Icon (née Western Ave Residence) | 530 Western Ave | Brighton

The Santander bank is classic googie, all too rare in NE. Sadly it's days are likely numbered for yet another copy and paste 5 over 1.
Forum: Development Projects 02-14-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1,310
Views: 208,678
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

Something as creative as this would have been extraordinary, but Boston is a prim old maid she is.
https://www.safdiearchitects.com/projects/marina-bay-sands-integrated-resort
Forum: Development Projects 02-09-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 52,275
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Wentworth Expansion

A good design to represent a tech school. This has evolved nicely.
Forum: Development Projects 02-09-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1,310
Views: 208,678
Posted By Brad Plaid
Forum: Development Projects 02-09-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,310
Views: 208,678
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

Well this has been interesting. Who knew that defense of robust due process is just so wrong.
Forum: Development Projects 02-08-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1,310
Views: 208,678
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

Wynn may not be all that relevant here but I did say others too. The much bigger point is that you don't have to look far at all to find presumption of innocence thrown into the garbage can by media...
Forum: Development Projects 02-08-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1,310
Views: 208,678
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

Horrifying. This and other cases where just an accusation starts an avalanche of career ruin. Online media lynch mobs destroying lives without even the sham of a kangaroo court trial. Nope this is...
Forum: General 02-07-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4,428
Views: 468,780
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Open Thread

Source? I'd like to see this mysterious pass.
In other much more positive news congratulations to Elon Musk and his team on their SpaceX Falcon Heavy achievement. There is now a Tesla roadster...
Forum: General 02-06-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4,428
Views: 468,780
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Open Thread

Hmmm, so much for your recent call for civility. You must be so used to throwing out this kind of casual racism you can't even see it for the racism it is.
Forum: Development Projects 01-29-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1,310
Views: 208,678
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

No one here is trying to silence anyone about allegations or anything else. If supporting due process is considered reactionary then I am a proud reactionary.
Forum: Development Projects 01-29-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 29,521
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: South Bay Center Expansion | Dorchester

Haha they built the beta version as a joke, good one, but time to get rid of this and start on the alpha.
Forum: Development Projects 01-29-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 109,834
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Quaker Lane + Congress Square | Downtown

Have to agree, it's unfortunate, but love the boldness of this project. Cities should constantly surprise us and challenge the conventional. This does that quite nicely.
Forum: Development Projects 01-29-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 68,382
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Proto | 88 Ames Str. - Kendall Sq. | Cambridge

OK design, kind of 50's Midtown office building-ish, and hooray for roof mechs that are integrated and not just an afterthought. A Masterclass (along with Marriott Moxy) for creating good density...
Forum: Development Projects 01-28-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 295,219
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Allston-Brighton Developments

Gack! Love the vultures buzzing around ready to rip into the carcass of this dreary, traditionalist mess.
Forum: Development Projects 01-27-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1,310
Views: 208,678
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

An accusation becomes a de facto guilty verdict, due process is flushed down the toilet, and free speech is an inch away from becoming a crime (certainly on campuses). Welcome to the tolerant, loving...
Forum: Development Projects 01-26-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 89,025
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: East Boston Developments

Agreed, this could and should have a third building. Too low density for that amount of land.
Forum: Development Projects 01-26-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,273
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Allston Yards (Stop and Shop) | 60 Everett St | Allston

This disclaimer is on the rendering *NOTE: BUILDING EXTERIORS ARE SHOWN FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE
So this could be a 115 Winthrop bait and switch too.
Forum: Development Projects 01-17-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,821
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Parcel P-12 | Chinatown

Too late. It's already at third round Winthrop VE equivalence with 12 different facade materials and 8 different window styles. And it's only round 1.
Forum: Development Projects 01-17-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,930
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Condo + Retail Project | 124-126 Salem Street | North End

In 30 years when the condo board wants to replace the grillwork the neighborhood will shriek the replacement has to be an exact duplicate as by then it will have become a beloved landmark.
Forum: Development Projects 01-15-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 27,321
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Porter Square Develoments

There was a rendering of that configuration so it was considered but they had their reasons for not doing it that way. The church was on a raised slope and set back further than it is now, maybe that...
Forum: Development Projects 01-03-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3,821
Views: 723,255
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Well...like the Great Hall. The rest though is an incoherent, psychotic mess. WTF?
Forum: Development Projects 01-03-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,282
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: One Post Office Square Makeover and Expansion

An improvement in square footage and energy efficiency to be sure and it's vaguely Midtownish, sort of. But why use Gensler? This is exactly the non-effort CBT or Elkus could have phoned in....
Forum: Development Projects 12-19-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 18,768
Posted By Brad Plaid
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