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Forum: Development Projects 10-20-2018, 12:24 PM
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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-20-2018, 08:03 AM
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Posted By statler
Re: New England Electrical Grid

Crossposted: The Globe just did a story on this. It doesn't look good.

Rolling blackouts in New England could hinge on power plant’s fate...
Forum: Development Projects 10-20-2018, 07:58 AM
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Views: 325,782
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Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

So this presents a possible major development opportunity in the area. Unfortunately that development will be lit by candles, but still!


Boston Globe...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-20-2018, 07:39 AM
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Views: 127,910
Posted By statler
Re: General Infrastructure

Does anyone know why the Rt 99 / Alford St Bridge needs a deck replacement (http://www.everettindependent.com/2018/09/27/alford-street-bridge-to-close-oct-1-to-april-30-major-tie-ups-expected/)...
Forum: Development Projects 10-19-2018, 03:11 PM
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Views: 200,429
Posted By statler
Re: Site in Hub top choice for a soccer stadium

Pro/rel is literally the best thing a pro soccer. All major sports should adopt it.
Forum: Development Projects 10-19-2018, 02:48 PM
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Views: 200,429
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Re: Site in Hub top choice for a soccer stadium

https://i.imgur.com/Tz8BHyS.jpg
Forum: Development Projects 10-18-2018, 03:11 PM
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Views: 200,429
Posted By statler
Re: Site in Hub top choice for a soccer stadium

Tailgating requires people AND stuff (coolers, food, drinks, grills, etc). Stuff is heavy. Stuff is difficult to carry on the train or by bike or foot. (unless you are young and healthy).
Cars are...
Forum: Development Projects 10-18-2018, 02:41 PM
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Views: 134,241
Posted By statler
Re: The St Regis Residences (former Whiskey Priest site) | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTxV2xwcFmHHBg4Otzo3v9el8tyLyprmV9y9ApNgdPjUx2ppPfDdw
There you go! Have fun. The rest us will be back here in the real world.
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 10-18-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,476
Posted By statler
Re: Inside the mind of a NIMBY

https://i.imgur.com/hEZF4t2.png (https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/nimby)
Forum: Development Projects 10-18-2018, 08:35 AM
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Views: 877,215
Posted By statler
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

I'm just glad it's not WYNTRP CXR or some dumb bullshit like that.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 10-16-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,055
Posted By statler
Re: Ode to Brutalism

https://jacobinmag.com/2018/10/brutalism-architecture-public-housing-urban-planning
Forum: Development Projects 10-12-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3,246
Views: 770,518
Posted By statler
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

OK, thank you. I was a very confused. I pretty much assumed that was the case.
Forum: Development Projects 10-11-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 24,124
Posted By statler
Re: Riverside Station development

ArchBoston in the Planning Newbury St thread in the 19th century:
Forum: Development Projects 10-10-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,096
Posted By statler
Re: BU Data Sciences Center | 665 Commonwealth Avenue | BU Central

Would anyone be too upset if I just left it at BU Central? It not a traditional neighborhood but I think it is the clearest option.

BTW none of this matters but figuring out where neighborhood...
Forum: Development Projects 10-10-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,479
Posted By statler
Re: Center Plaza Renovation | Center Plaza | Government Center

https://i.imgur.com/I224LaN.jpg?1

So, I get the desire to 'soften' Center Plaza but I'm not sure that the faux(?)-wood paneling is the right approach.

Yes, I was 2 feet away from it but I never...
Forum: Development Projects 10-10-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,140
Posted By statler
Re: Revere Developments

It is almost as if people here hate homogenous enclaves and like areas with a diverse mix of incomes and ethnicities with an eclectic mix of developments, retail establishments and restaurants to...
Forum: Development Projects 10-10-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,140
Posted By statler
Re: Revere Developments

But how did Revere become a "bedroom community of the working poor"?

Was is ever a major shipping or fishing center? I never hear about it in the same breath as places like Salem or Gloucester....
Forum: Development Projects 10-10-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,096
Posted By statler
Forum: Development Projects 10-10-2018, 11:25 AM
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Views: 24,124
Posted By statler
Re: Riverside Station development

I feel as though maybe there are more than those two bad options?
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 10-08-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 654
Posted By statler
Re: Photo of the Day, Boston Style: Part XI (2018)

FYI, I finally realized that we were still posting in the 2017 PhotoOTD thread and moved everything to a new thread. :/
Forum: Development Projects 10-04-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,096
Posted By statler
Re: BU Data Sciences Center | 700 Commonwealth Avenue | Kenmore Square

It's an apartment building, not a mall. It's an office building, not a mall. It's a parking garage, not a mall...
Forum: Development Projects 09-28-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4,344
Views: 877,215
Posted By statler
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

It's the color of the little square next to the thread.

White = Proposed
Grey = Under Construction
Black = Completed
Red = Canceled

If you can't remember what a color represents, just mouse...
Forum: Development Projects 09-28-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2,421
Views: 502,155
Posted By statler
Re: Bulfinch Crossing | Congress Street Garage | West End

Anyone ever wonder why we (generally) find tall, slender things more appealing than shorter, wider things? I'm sure there is probably some literature on the subject, but it's odd that it seems almost...
Forum: Development Projects 09-28-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4,344
Views: 877,215
Posted By statler
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

It's the stop and restart of construction at Filene's that makes me hesitant to mark any project under construction until there is at least some actual building going on. I will probably change it...
Forum: Development Projects 09-28-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4,344
Views: 877,215
Posted By statler
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Per the Globe article above it is all approved and ready to start construction. I will change the status as soon as stuff starts poking out of the ground.
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