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Forum: Development Projects 01-21-2017, 02:50 PM
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Views: 823,907
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Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

^Wow...I want that model for a nice spot in my living room. (Does it light up as well?) :-)
Forum: Development Projects 12-21-2016, 11:57 PM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 457,572
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Re: Bulfinch Crossing | Congress Street Garage | West End

I remember the fiasco when this garage was deemed structurally unsafe, and had to be shut down. (if I remember correctly) Then next thing you know, they're adding two floors of office space on top of...
Forum: Development Projects 12-20-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,168
Views: 285,737
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Re: Pierce Boston (née The Point )| Boylston St/Brookline Av | Fenway

^Thank you for that information regarding the color variation on the vertical strips. I thought some strips looked like different colors, but I suspected it could be different light reflections at...
Forum: Development Projects 12-15-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1,544
Views: 342,503
Posted By lapradetom
Re: South Station Tower

Well hal-le-freakin-lu-jah, That's great! Thanks for the breaking news. Now let's see if this thing actually gets built. I've gone almost totally grey since it was proposed. :)
Forum: Development Projects 11-25-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1,168
Views: 285,737
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Forum: Development Projects 11-01-2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3,838
Views: 727,019
Posted By lapradetom
Re: 111 Federal St. | Formerly Trans National Place (Winthrop Square) Part 2

^I have to say I think it's ridiculous for people on this board to get irritated with others whom happen to like tall buildings. Really though, what do you see when you approach any city in the...
Forum: Development Projects 10-31-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,243
Views: 502,313
Posted By lapradetom
Re: Copley Place Expansion and Tower | Back Bay

^When the current projects in the pipeline have risen, the skyline will have expanded-giving the city a bigger look to it...Especially North Station area. The new 750' peak downtown (Winthrop Sq.)...
Forum: Development Projects 10-31-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2,243
Views: 502,313
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Re: Copley Place Expansion and Tower | Back Bay

^ This is probably the main reason for the postponement. (the optimist in me refuses to call it a cancellation, as Simon states it's only being postponed) I have two friends working construction at...
Forum: Development Projects 10-30-2016, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2,243
Views: 502,313
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Re: Copley Place Expansion and Tower | Back Bay

^They should've done condos instead of apts., take large pre-construction deposits on the units and start the project when the safety is their to assure enough units are pre-sold as a hedge. Getting...
Forum: Development Projects 10-24-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,168
Views: 285,737
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Re: Pierce Boston (née The Point )| Boylston St/Brookline Av | Fenway

^ These photos highlight just how much of a landmark/point of reference Pierce is becoming for the Fenway area.
Forum: Development Projects 10-11-2016, 11:28 PM
Replies: 2,886
Views: 823,907
Posted By lapradetom
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

^I am withholding judgment until I see the finished $700 million product towering in front of me. What I find interesting is that the 789' tall 64/story Four Seasons/Miami (only) :) cost $280 million...
Forum: Development Projects 10-11-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 129,272
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Re: General Electric HQ | 244-284 A Street | Fort Point

^In all reality, I don't recall Jeff Immelt ever mentioning Mars at all. I thought he was quoted as saying he "wants a GE sign so large that it's visible from space".....but maybe I'm wrong. It...
Forum: Development Projects 10-10-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 129,272
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Re: General Electric HQ | 244-284 A Street | Fort Point

^^....How can one simple satirical question about the GE sign elicit responses which read like a college thesis? Thank goodness for the free MIT OCW (open course ware) courses I'm taking.....they...
Forum: Development Projects 10-05-2016, 11:03 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 129,272
Posted By lapradetom
Re: General Electric HQ | 244-284 A Street | Fort Point

^I remember reading that Immelt wanted a GE sign on the building that could be seen from space, but the sign shown in the renders does not appear to be anything spectacular. The Great Wall of China...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 09-30-2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 174,357
Posted By lapradetom
Re: T construction news

^Additionally, the new Great Wolf Lodge Water Park/Resort is on the opposite corner of the interchange, very nearby there. One could theoretically take the train in from Boston and then walk from...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 09-30-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,298
Posted By lapradetom
Re: Should the Aquarium Garage Thread be reopened?

Please don't PEE in their pool.....they don't swim in your toilet!
Forum: Development Projects 09-12-2016, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2,271
Views: 339,014
Posted By lapradetom
Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

Riddle: How can you come out of Wynn's casino with a small fortune?
Answer: You enter with a large one.
Forum: Development Projects 09-12-2016, 11:16 PM
Replies: 833
Views: 123,237
Posted By lapradetom
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

^I would attend if it would make any difference. But voicing support does not matter if Don insists on a project exceeding the Chapter 90 parameters imposed by the state, so his two-tower proposal is...
Forum: Development Projects 09-08-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 39,720
Posted By lapradetom
Re: Offical City Hall Plaza Proposals

^Gives a whole new meaning to: "There's an APP for that"...... :)
Forum: Development Projects 09-06-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 210,989
Posted By lapradetom
Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

Technically, a bunch of Cranes together is a "Herd of Cranes". In this case, it's a "Jackpot of Cranes". :)
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 09-06-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5,099
Views: 586,653
Posted By lapradetom
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

^I also support expansion/improvements/cost cutting. But does anyone really believe that outsourcing the drivers and maintenance labor will accomplish this? I would love to believe this will happen,...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 09-01-2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 77,788
Posted By lapradetom
Re: crane pix's past and present

^No he's not....I have a friend in construction and he and other crews are working weekends down there-for double time pay.
Forum: Development Projects 08-27-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 160,670
Posted By lapradetom
Forum: Development Projects 08-26-2016, 11:25 PM
Replies: 8,577
Views: 2,084,306
Posted By lapradetom
Re: Millennium Tower (Filene's) | 426 Washington Street | Downtown

Imagine the dilemma of choosing which window to put the Christmas tree in front of!
Forum: Development Projects 08-26-2016, 10:48 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 160,670
Posted By lapradetom
Re: Longfellow Place (née Garden Garage Towers) | 35 Lomasney Way | West End

Ok, it's been over two months since the last post on this. Is the Garden Garage getting imploded any time soon? .....I've got some leftover 4th of July pyrotechnics available to help..... Roman...
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