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Forum: Development Projects 10-19-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 200,428
Posted By Ruairi
Re: Site in Hub top choice for a soccer stadium

The season is fine the way it is. The playoffs for the title are fine, even the franchise system with designated players is fine, salary caps are sensible, but...
I wish MLS had pro/rel. When you...
Forum: Development Projects 10-19-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 200,428
Posted By Ruairi
Re: Site in Hub top choice for a soccer stadium

yea, cant get my head around 'only one league can be the Major league'. Presumably that would be the Premier League, which would imply Bayern, Real, Barca and Juve are minor league teams.
Anyway,...
Forum: Development Projects 10-18-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,755
Posted By Ruairi
Re: Education First (Phase III) | 10 North Point Blvd | Cambridge

Thanks for the info. I suppose it's also unlikely there'll be any change before it's occupied. oh well.
Forum: Development Projects 10-18-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 200,428
Posted By Ruairi
Re: Site in Hub top choice for a soccer stadium

Yup, Dan Meiss, Great stadium architect. Just finished Roma's and working on Evertons.
Forum: Development Projects 10-18-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 200,428
Posted By Ruairi
Re: Site in Hub top choice for a soccer stadium

Tailgating is fun but I'd far prefer some pints in pubs in town then a stroll to the stadium with the crowd getting heavier as streets merge closer to the stadium. That might just be nostalgia tho.
Forum: Development Projects 10-18-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,755
Posted By Ruairi
Re: Education First (Phase III) | 10 North Point Blvd | Cambridge

I know it will never happen and I'm just thinking aloud but how difficult would it be to replace about 30-40% of those grey panels with windows. I presume the inside is mostly open plan and the...
Forum: Development Projects 10-18-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 200,428
Posted By Ruairi
Re: Site in Hub top choice for a soccer stadium

I think at the moment it's foolish to suggest that MLS is as popular as the NHL but it's equally foolish to suggest that it will never be.
Forum: Development Projects 10-17-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 200,428
Posted By Ruairi
Re: Site in Hub top choice for a soccer stadium

We're talking about a facility to watch live sport here. MLS is the biggest soccer league in the US and Canada (a market of 360 odd million). It's the most watched soccer league in this area. It...
Forum: Development Projects 10-17-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 200,428
Posted By Ruairi
Re: Site in Hub top choice for a soccer stadium

The average attendance might only go up a small bit, perhaps 5k or so but the popularity of the team would grow immensely. Tickets would be difficult to come by for big games, the games would become...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-16-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2,873
Views: 468,588
Posted By Ruairi
Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

Tons of work near me (Washington st.). Looks like it's mostly track work to move the CR. Two new tracks layed, place stinks of creosote!
Forum: Development Projects 10-02-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 33,602
Posted By Ruairi
Re: Suffolk Downs Redevelopment

maybe their counting 1A
Forum: Development Projects 09-25-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,800
Views: 325,779
Posted By Ruairi
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

orrr... just rename Boston 'South Everett'
Forum: Development Projects 09-21-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 543,122
Posted By Ruairi
Re: Assembly Row (Assembly Sq Redevelopment) | Assembly Square | Somerville

better late than never I suppose. Kinda blows my mind that they cant get the 3 major developers in the Assembly area as well as the developer in the Stop and Shop parking lot to pony up and pay for...
Forum: Development Projects 09-19-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,899
Posted By Ruairi
Re: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial | Boston Common | Downtown

That's fair enough but I would have though an abstract piece of art that isn't self-explanatory and has a small footprint would better meet your needs!?
Forum: Development Projects 09-19-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,899
Posted By Ruairi
Re: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial | Boston Common | Downtown

I agree, the proposals could be better but you're just proposing generic portrait sculpture bullshit, the glass box office building of public art. At least lets try something different, something...
Forum: Development Projects 09-18-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,899
Posted By Ruairi
Re: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial | Boston Common | Downtown

Ermmm. Ok, but do you like any of the pieces?
Forum: Development Projects 09-18-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,899
Posted By Ruairi
Re: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial | Boston Common | Downtown

The hands only works because of it's size IMHO. I would prefer if it was a bit more abstract but I like the material, color and size.
Forum: Development Projects 09-18-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,899
Posted By Ruairi
Re: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial | Boston Common | Downtown

although the embracing arms one is quite literal, I kind of like the idea of an iconic piece that would be an instant landmark, kinda like the bean in Chicago.
Forum: Development Projects 09-12-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 19,949
Posted By Ruairi
Forum: Development Projects 09-07-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 13,601
Posted By Ruairi
Re: 5 Middlesex Avenue | Assembly Square | Somerville

Like others have said, your input is much appreciated.
Just some thoughts.
The name seems quite short sighted for a building that's probably going to be around for a few generations. It might...
Forum: Development Projects 09-05-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 13,601
Posted By Ruairi
Re: 5 Middlesex Avenue | Assembly Square | Somerville

Hang on, so 'Boston Landing' fails as a name but 'Xmbly' works? I'd think twice about leasing there because of the amount of explaining I'd have to do about my address. Daft name. (and ugly boring...
Forum: Development Projects 08-30-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1,800
Views: 325,779
Posted By Ruairi
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

I don't mind it. (apart from the ugly ground level buildings). I like taking exit 28 off 93 and looking out over Sullivan. Just a few years ago it was an industrial wasteland. Granted, it has a long...
Forum: Development Projects 08-07-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 109,661
Posted By Ruairi
Re: Somerville Developments

Was eating in Union square last night.
They seem to be doing drainage/sewerage work in the middle of the square. They've closed down the right filter lane from somerville ave to Stone ave (outside...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 06-07-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,274
Posted By Ruairi
Re: Boston - Most Embarrassing Blight That Tourists See

I'd like to nominate the Irish famine memorial on Washington and School, I think.
I know it's not blighted (except for pigeon shit) but it's one of the worst pieces of public art I've ever seen and...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-06-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 60,470
Posted By Ruairi
Re: Proposed Boston flood barrier

Excellent post, and the bulk of this needs to be done by 2030.
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