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Forum: Development Projects Today, 01:48 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 143,979
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Bulfinch Crossing Residential Tower (GCG Phase I) | 50 Sudbury St | Gov't Center

Perhaps not, but this definition you cite is complete nonsense.


List of super tall buildings per above definition:


Burj Khalifa
Shanghai Tower
Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements Today, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Forum Move: Rules, Governance & Funding

In my opinion, RR.net is not as bad as it once was, but essentially they crack down hard on any topic wander. Most of the people who complain about it (myself included) prefer to let the conversation...
Forum: Development Projects Today, 09:14 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 48,867
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: One Kenmore Square | 560 Commonwealth Avenue | Kenmore Square

I'd really like to see a render or massing study that includes the project behind the Buckminster Hotel and phase one of Fenway Center. That whole Brookline Ave./Beacon St./Comm Ave. side of the...
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 09:32 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 48,867
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: One Kenmore Square | 560 Commonwealth Avenue | Kenmore Square

Put me down in the really like this column. Everything about it speaks to me in some way, whether it's the revised traffic and pedestrian flow, the shape of the building, the cladding, it all adds to...
Forum: Development Projects 04-22-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3,945
Views: 1,031,934
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

I also have very strong nostalgic feelings for the old, moody Causeway St. But this is a pretty good substitute, since I very much doubt Boston will again see the likes of what what preceded the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-19-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3,356
Views: 485,934
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Biking in Boston

I am pulling for the road diet + parking protected bike lanes among other improvements to this stretch of Cummins Highway. But I know there are already concerns being expressed that such efforts lead...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-19-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 265,781
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Regional Rail (including North-South Rail Link)

I don't have electrification numbers for the GLX, can you point me to a source? Or are you just suggesting that it seems ridiculously expensive (which it is) and therefore means everything done here...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 04-19-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 940
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: How does Boston's urbanism compare?

Yes, I was going to point out the same. However, I think 34f34f has a point regarding ease of beer and wine sales. My neighborhood has a good mix of restaurants, but the lower end more casual type...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-19-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 265,781
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Regional Rail (including North-South Rail Link)

I think CA has similar cost structures to MA, so I wouldn't double that. Is the $13-14 million based on linear miles or track miles? Much of Cal Train is quad tracked, so if it's linear miles, that...
Forum: Development Projects 04-19-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2,006
Views: 419,422
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Agreed, it's a valid point to ask how that money was spent and why it wasn't enough to accomplish the stated requirements. Your post did not remotely read like a RIF post!
Forum: Development Projects 04-19-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2,006
Views: 419,422
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Yes, been thinking that, too. He magically appears after lying dormant for a few years and jumps on some of the same themes. Interesting.
Forum: Development Projects 04-17-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2,006
Views: 419,422
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

The comparison doesn't work, as a ball game involves intense traffic for about an hour before and an hour after the game. If Fenway crowds coming and going were spread over three days, that would be...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-16-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 265,781
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Regional Rail (including North-South Rail Link)

Rail ROWs are a great place to have overhead wires, as they are mostly not visible to day to day human existence. And they make for quieter, less polluting trains. That's a win. The greater cause for...
Forum: Development Projects 04-12-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,434
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Scape Student Housing | 1252-1268 Boylston Street | Fenway

Yep, and that completely wiped out an entire block of interesting independent mom and pop businesses. The same thing is about to happen to the other side of the square, too. As others have noted,...
Forum: Development Projects 04-12-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,434
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Scape Student Housing | 1252-1268 Boylston Street | Fenway

Probably worth a whole thread just for this topic, but essentially new developments include a revenue model that means rents too high for creative, eclectic store front businesses. I share your...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 04-11-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,591
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: New Forum Discussion

How do you plan to handle the current user database? Would we each need to register at archboston.city, or would there be some sort of migration?

As for the transfer of data, I'm not sure what...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-11-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 128,573
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: MBTA Bus & BRT

Fantastic idea. I wonder how challenging it would be to get that through our corrupt legislative process.
Forum: Development Projects 04-11-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,209
Views: 347,750
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Fenway Center (One Kenmore) | Turnpike PARCEL 7, Beacon Street | Fenway

No argument from me on that. Cycling for transport, even in places like Amsterdam remains bellow 50%. I think a reasonable target for Boston, given our hills and weather would be somewhere between...
Forum: Development Projects 04-11-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1,209
Views: 347,750
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Fenway Center (One Kenmore) | Turnpike PARCEL 7, Beacon Street | Fenway

Every year I see more people commuting by bike. I am fortunate to have a route that is 95% on bike lane, 2/3 of that being off street paths. If the infrastructure is built correctly, people will use...
Forum: Development Projects 04-11-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,209
Views: 347,750
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Fenway Center (One Kenmore) | Turnpike PARCEL 7, Beacon Street | Fenway

I agree with your post completely, but I think you've just explained why we aren't getting enough parking protected lanes. Double parking, especially for delivery vehicles, is seen as a cherished...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 04-11-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1,734
Views: 246,504
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Reasonable Transit Pitches

You might be able to do this on South Huntington, but I don't think it works on the section between there and Brigham Circle. The combination of narrowness and complicated car routing (think about...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-10-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 46,606
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

Pay attention. MagicMan is talking about increasing the income tax to over 15%. Who is going to willingly stay in a state with a tax like that? Taking the 'T doesn't exempt you from paying his...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-09-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 46,606
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

So you are suggesting nearly tripling the income tax? Fortunately, we don't need nearly as much money as that for transportation. Maybe you should reconsider your proposal.
Forum: Development Projects 04-09-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 54,901
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Alexandra Hotel Renovation | 1769 Washington St | South End

Agree with both of you. I guess my only question regards how neighborhood outreach was done. Usually it is based on contacting residents within a certain radius, meaning that it is neighborhood...
Forum: Development Projects 04-09-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 1,031,277
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

That render was always an obvious con job, though. There is no way that space, no matter how grand in appearance, could ever have been a satisfactory concert space. It would be open to far too many...
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