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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-21-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2,873
Views: 468,587
Posted By Chris
Re: Green Line to Medford to start in 2011

If they finished the planning for this, or at very least the new Lechmere station, they could probably get stimulus money.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-02-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 80,032
Posted By Chris
Re: Red Line / Blue Line Connector

They should really try to fix Bowdoin (if in part as moving it) rather than close it--more than one headhouse, easy to see, etc.
Forum: Development Projects 05-22-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3,871
Views: 1,066,702
Posted By Chris
Re: New tower at Christian Science Church Plaza

New Article in the Courant about potential plans being developed for the plaza. In short: CSS want about 1 million+ sq. feet in development. They may shrink the plaza and the reflecting pool (the...
Forum: Greater New England 04-04-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 60,107
Posted By Chris
Re: Worcester Approves $583M City Square

Someone tried proposing a new residential apartment tower/building on the Library parking lot. It went nowhere (the Library Trustee Board I hear is really powerful in Worcester).

Reduce from 6 to...
Forum: Greater New England 04-03-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 60,107
Posted By Chris
Re: Worcester Approves $583M City Square

Dissapointing, and doesn't address the other main issue which is the highway-like road that goes around downtown (McGrath Blv./Worcester Center Blvd), which should be made more urban.
Forum: Boston Architecture/Urbanism Related Events 04-02-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,427
Posted By Chris
Re: Inaugural Jane Jacobs Lecture. Presented by Cory Booker. Mayor of Newark, NJ

I saw a documentary about him when he was running for the first time for mayor against the previous, allegedly corrupt, mayor (he lost). He actually took residence in one of the city's projects, but...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-31-2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2,873
Views: 468,587
Posted By Chris
Re: Green Line to Medford to start in 2011

I thought part of the Northpoint development plan, at least proposed was to make the highway go through an underpass at that intersection.
Forum: Development Projects 03-06-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 75,071
Posted By Chris
Re: $1 billion development proposed to reshape downtown Quincy

In addition, the plan would change the street pattern and cut off downtown from the residential area to the south with a wide boulevard. A less minor issue, but compounds the negativity.
Forum: Development Projects 02-18-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 339,549
Posted By Chris
Re: Fenway Area Redevelopment

That's 1350, replacing the Burger King and going up against the party wall of 1330, I believe (though the website doesn't appear to be working completely for me to confirm).
Forum: Development Projects 02-13-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 59,585
Posted By Chris
Re: Fort Point - Post Office Complex

So is this what they call "good graft?" And just what is a "Mayoral Confidante" anyways? The whole things comes off as a bit sketchy.
Forum: Development Projects 02-03-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3,536
Views: 702,855
Posted By Chris
Re: New tower at Aquarium parking garage.

That skinny tower would be so much cooler without the nose bridge.
Forum: Development Projects 01-17-2009, 07:43 AM
Replies: 980
Views: 245,176
Posted By Chris
Re: Mandarin developers eye Pike parcels for project

The Trinity proposal seems pretty deceptive to me. The renderings appear to try to hide the 50' gap over the pike, which they plan to hide with a low-level wall, they want to leave (I suppose it is...
Forum: Development Projects 01-02-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2,421
Views: 502,150
Posted By Chris
Re: Gov't Center Garage Redevelopment

Cook & Fox is appealing more to me, but I just don't like the larger tower (too derivative). The triangular approach of the larger tower in Foster certainly is new, but the base's interaction with...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-21-2008, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 191,078
Posted By Chris
Re: T construction news

Do they really need escalators at Kenmore? They're just going to break down and be less than useless, not to mention probably have to be turned off for Red Sox games.
Forum: Development Projects 12-20-2008, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2,421
Views: 502,150
Posted By Chris
Re: Congress St Garage is being sold.

No, the ridiculous tax advantage.
Forum: Development Projects 12-20-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2,421
Views: 502,150
Posted By Chris
Re: Congress St Garage is being sold.

Exchange Place is the reason why Druker should have prayed SCL got historic status.
Forum: Development Projects 12-17-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2,421
Views: 502,150
Posted By Chris
Re: Congress St Garage is being sold.

Upon initial impression, I agree, the Foster one is the best.
Forum: Development Projects 12-07-2008, 10:57 AM
Replies: 980
Views: 245,176
Posted By Chris
Re: Mandarin developers eye Pike parcels for project

I think the Heights of these buildings are fine, though I don't like the form of the right-most building at all. After a second-look I definitely think analogous building I see in that picture for...
Forum: Development Projects 12-01-2008, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1,021
Views: 227,841
Posted By Chris
Re: W Hotel

One easy solution would be to allow venues selling liquor to get the same licenses as those for Chinatown.
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 11-23-2008, 07:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,682
Posted By Chris
Re: Jane Jacobs' Neighborhood

She also spent some time in the book praising the North End, which she notes in the 60s was considered a very bad slum. Her thesis was a strong rebuttal of the Mumford-ian ideal of Garden City...
Forum: Development Projects 11-23-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 228,972
Posted By Chris
Re: 28-story tower planned for Downtown Crossing

It looks designed with the assumption nothing tall will be built next to it...
Forum: Development Projects 11-16-2008, 02:11 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 34,953
Posted By Chris
Re: MIT - Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research

I feel that it seems unnecessary to disconnect Main street from Broadway/3rd street. They could redo that intersection so it isn't more complicated but, you could go from 3rd to main.

I always...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-14-2008, 05:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,526
Posted By Chris
Re: Deval Patrick: How I'll change Mass transit

Yeah I just realized that coming back...

Still, the point remains about hearing more on the MBTA.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-13-2008, 08:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,526
Posted By Chris
Re: Deval Patrick: How I'll change Mass transit

How is talking about highways related to his subject of changing Mass Transit? I think he should come out with some more specifics re: the MBTA.
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 11-12-2008, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,236
Posted By Chris
Re: Possible ArchBoston.com Awards?

I think reducing the awards down to something a little more manageable and sensible would work. I can see the "in-development" awards becoming complicated as many projects are multi-year and I think...
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