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Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 12:11 AM
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Views: 20,721
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Central Wharf Tower | 270 Atlantic Ave | Downtown

I'm sure plenty of people here noticed it yesterday when the WBUR link was posted.

I made mention of it over here (http://www.archboston.org/community/showpost.php?p=332739&postcount=323).
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Forum: Development Projects 10-18-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 19,894
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Market* Central (née Mass + Main) *mostly residential | 415 Mass Av | Cambridge

The cladding on this looks like IKEA-grade melamine.



We have a bit of that...
Forum: Development Projects 10-18-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4,341
Views: 875,527
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

I prefer the original Winthrop Center (https://www.google.com/maps/@42.374821,-70.9869698,3a,75y,124.52h,97.76t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1srfk4ay4NSd0NPn7i0DmY6Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656). Good spot for pizza or...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 10-17-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,971
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Ode to Brutalism

I understand the unpeopled aesthetic, but it's become overused, and to your point, unhelpful in broadening the audience for challenging architecture.

These folks seem to be having a lovely time:...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-17-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 60,329
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Proposed Boston flood barrier

Good find!

Slides 3-5 highlight my neighborhood. Interesting, Slides 6-8 show Don Chiofaro's Harbor Garage tower @ ~600'.
Forum: Development Projects 10-16-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 3,869
Views: 1,065,231
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

This appears to be concrete of exceptional quality. I'd have been completely happy with flush-mounted green glass and a raw finish.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 10-16-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,971
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Ode to Brutalism

Thanks for the link, statler. Paulo Mendes da Rocha is a rockstar with concrete.

Hoping to see this at MoMA some weekend:

Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 10-16-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3,395
Views: 514,083
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Crazy Transit Pitches

As always, your analysis and ideas are a bull's-eyes. Sadly, we live in a region where policy makers, elected officials, and agency leadership can't hit the friggin' dartboard.

A couple of things...
Forum: Development Projects 10-15-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 767,497
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Happy Monday...



Well, I think a few folks have expressed misgivings about the design, materials and vibe of the overall project. I'll let the thread speak for itself - there have been photos...
Forum: Development Projects 10-14-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 767,497
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

I did. Cheap and thoughtless.

The Hub on Causeway is a transformative development and a once-in-a-century opportunity to remake a highly visible neighborhood and a crucial transit hub. That's an...
Forum: Development Projects 10-14-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 767,497
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Why wouldn't they do a large roll-up glass door with revolving doors on the left and right corners of the "proscenium"?

Kinetic architecture is a thing. Considering the scale of Diller Scofidio +...
Forum: Development Projects 10-13-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 980
Views: 244,803
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: MassDOT Pike Parcels 12 - 15 | Boylston St. and Mass. Ave | Back Bay

Scheme #5 can work just fine if the grammar of the Boylston Street facade is carried up the tower clearly and purposefully. Adding a curved element to the tower that connects it to the sinuous mass...
Forum: Development Projects 10-12-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 980
Views: 244,803
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: MassDOT Pike Parcels 12 - 15 | Boylston St. and Mass. Ave | Back Bay

Well, Option 4 with 8 floors to the corner, and the tower at 25 floors. Call it 4A.
Forum: Development Projects 10-12-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 980
Views: 244,803
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: MassDOT Pike Parcels 12 - 15 | Boylston St. and Mass. Ave | Back Bay

Huh? Menino was behind a plan that would have demolished a row of handsome, historic, and reusable buildings and replaced them with an artless Cesar Pelli turd.

A few of us made a proper stink...
Forum: Development Projects 10-12-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 19,223
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Education First (Phase III) | 10 North Point Blvd | Cambridge

I've ridden past this thing on on the commuter rail a couple of times, and looked at the renderings and BeeLine's photos, all in an effort to not overtly hate this thing. cca is on point with his...
Forum: Development Projects 10-11-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,009
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Fenway Theater | 12 Lansdowne St | Fenway

Apropos of nothing, my ladyfriend and I saw Grant Lee Philips and Josh Rouse at City Winery last night. What a strange venue...

The sound was iffy, and the engineering was (to be polite)...
Forum: Development Projects 10-11-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,118
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Revere Developments

I wasn't. There are lots of new families in my neighborhood. Many of the parents are college-educated newcomers who understand the richness of urban life and the benefit of attending a diverse big...
Forum: Development Projects 10-11-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,118
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Revere Developments

^ Of course. That reality was referenced in my Dylan cliché.

Something important is getting lost, so maybe I should articulate it more clearly: the character, priorities, and values of new...
Forum: Development Projects 10-11-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,118
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Revere Developments

Four quick hits:

Obsolete and over-capacity road infrastructure;
Logan Airport overflight noise and air pollution;
Nearby malignant land use;
History of political and sociocultural inertia...
Forum: Development Projects 10-11-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,740
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Artists for Humanity | 100 W. 2nd | South Boston

Having grown up a Dead Kennedy's fan, I love me a Pol Pot reference...

The warehouse aesthetic and industrial cladding aren't for everyone, but the larger questions should be about whether or not...
Forum: Development Projects 10-11-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,118
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Revere Developments

Like many stories of cultural diaspora in Greater Boston, racism, a growing mistrust in liberal public policy, and a devaluation of education as the primary force toward social aspiration all played...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 10-10-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 24,914
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: How Tall Are Boston's Buildings and Should They Be Taller?

SHoP is really killing it. The Detroit scheme reminds me of Piano’s original (never to be built) scheme for Transnational Place.
Forum: Development Projects 10-10-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,118
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Revere Developments

^ These are complicated issues that are best addressed through engagement. I didn't grow up with money. My good fortune was to grow up in a two-parent household that instilled a strong work-ethic. I...
Forum: Development Projects 10-10-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,118
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Revere Developments

^ In terms of ethnicity and faith tradition, yes. In terms of socioeconomics and education, not so much.
Forum: Development Projects 10-10-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,118
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Revere Developments

Shep, you've been around these parts for a while. What's wrong with Revere is what's wrong with most sad and dysfunctional places across America -- the "wrong people" are in charge.

After the...
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