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Forum: Development Projects 02-10-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6,406
Views: 1,169,359
Posted By itchy
Re: Rose Kennedy Greenway

I'd take the old buildings destroyed for the Central Artery over the Greenway in a heartbeat, personally.
Forum: Development Projects 01-30-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 43,244
Posted By itchy
Re: Crossroads at Kenmore | 560 Commonwealth Ave | Kenmore Square

A lot will depend on the execution, and I assume that if they're going with an expensive architect they'll go for expensive materials.

That said, this is a high-risk building. It may be the first...
Forum: Development Projects 01-23-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,174
Posted By itchy
Re: One Congress | West End

Great photo, KZ! I'd totally forgotten about State Street's name on that building.

The other thing that struck me when seeing your picture was: "So, this looks like a relatively contemporary...
Forum: Development Projects 01-13-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 179,463
Posted By itchy
Re: Quaker Lane + Congress Square | Downtown

Aren't there already a dozen Bar/Cafe/Restaurant Mercatos?

There's something that strikes me as so ... uninspired about that name. It smacks of a generic, trendy,...
Forum: Development Projects 01-04-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4,466
Views: 826,560
Posted By itchy
Re: The New Retail Thread

I was in Faneuil Hall / Quincy Market for the first time in years a few days after Christmas. My God, what a failure Ashkenazy's management of F.H. has been. I remember reading about all the life...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 11-27-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 115,227
Posted By itchy
Re: Flickr Finds

Ummm, racist much?

This is pretty ridiculously offensive. Mods - is it OK to spew this sort of racism on the forum?
Forum: Development Projects 10-28-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 1,331
Views: 370,618
Posted By itchy
Re: Fenway Area Redevelopment

That's really too bad. 104 and 108 Hemenway are classic Fenway architecture.

Very unfortunate for the tenants who suffered innocently.
Forum: Development Projects 10-18-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4,485
Views: 987,774
Posted By itchy
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District
Forum: Greater New England 10-07-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 98,925
Posted By itchy
Re: Worcester Improvements

The Visigoths of Worcester must be happy to have decimated one of their city's major landmarks for the last century.

And for poaching a minor league ballteam from another New England city. And for...
Forum: Development Projects 08-29-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 162,686
Posted By itchy
Re: City Hall - Redevelopment - Preservation - Relocation

That brick wall.

Government Center. Is. So. Freaking. Bad.
Forum: Development Projects 08-18-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 179,463
Posted By itchy
Re: Quaker Lane + Congress Square | Downtown

Why in the name of puck did they commit this senseless act of barbarism?

Is the subcontractor working on the windows a native of Heathen Worcester, where Urban Redevelopment lives on at its worst?
Forum: Greater New England 08-17-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 98,925
Posted By itchy
Re: Worcester Improvements

Lipstick on a pig.

"Yes, our economy is in tatters, we blow up our grandest cathedrals in the center of our city for parking lots, and our citizens are too degenerate to care ... BUT A MINOR...
Forum: Development Projects 08-14-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 39,199
Posted By itchy
Re: Julie Hall | Brookline Ave | Emanuel College | Fenway

So this looks not only like one of Dallas' least-fortunate buildings, but also like one of Chicago's (Hyatt Regency)?

... Impressive!
Forum: Development Projects 08-08-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 29,248
Posted By itchy
Re: Emerson College - Little Building Addition + Renovation | 80 Boylston St | Downto

Are they returning the original (terracotta?) facade elements on top of the updated steel frame? Or are these newly manufactured replicas?
Forum: Greater New England 07-29-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 98,925
Posted By itchy
Re: Worcester Improvements

Behold: Worcester, the Luanda of New England.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-29-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4,035
Views: 767,704
Posted By itchy
Re: Logan Flight Additions

Were there really no previous KLM flights to Logan? I thought for sure KLM flew here -- maybe they did years ago and are returning after a hiatus?
Forum: Development Projects 07-11-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 29,721
Posted By itchy
Re: Flower Exchange Redevelopment | South End

A tumor surrounded by gorgeous landscaping. Green space! It's gotta be a NIMBY's dream come true, no?
Forum: Development Projects 07-08-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 66,900
Posted By itchy
Re: Official City Hall Plaza Proposals

Agree with the view Toby, Van and others have voiced that City Hall Plaza isn't worth investing in until it's being built upon.

With regard to the sub-question that Statler and Bronson raised of...
Forum: Greater New England 07-08-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 98,925
Posted By itchy
Re: Worcester Improvements

Obviously I only wish Worcester and its residents the best.

But. They sure as heck make it hard to want to see the city succeed when they allow some of their most beautiful, historic, iconic...
Forum: Development Projects 06-09-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 155,516
Posted By itchy
Re: The Boulevard (née The Times/Littlest Bar) | 110 Broad St | Downtown

Ditto. This would be a nice addition in so many other places - but as it is, it erased a piece of history that nicely filled the urban tapestry.

I think the best thing the city can do for the...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 05-04-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 23,746
Posted By itchy
Re: Briv

Agree. It makes me think of the old Wired New York architecture forum (thoughtful, interesting) vs. the current Skyscraperpage New York forum (fairly obtuse, priapic about skyscrapers, no matter...
Forum: Development Projects 04-15-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 673,092
Posted By itchy
Re: Downtown Crossing

So they essentially trashed 150-152 State Street, eh?

That's just ... barbaric.

What developer and 'architect' were behind this hit-and-run?
Forum: Development Projects 04-08-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,965
Posted By itchy
Re: The Taj hotel

Even if the Ritz was never HQ'd/founded/etc., in Boston, I'll give Rifleman that the Ritz was a name generations of Bostonians knew as one of the city's fanciest hotels. I assume when the re-branding...
Forum: Development Projects 03-06-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3,868
Views: 991,561
Posted By itchy
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Seems appropriate that once-great, now-pathetic Internet brands should occupy a site once home to a great and beloved building, and soon to be hijacked by a pathetic encroachment on the skyline.
Forum: Development Projects 03-06-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3,868
Views: 991,561
Posted By itchy
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Holy Christ is the new design terrible.

It looks like a fatter, less-elegant version of Mukesh Ambani's home in Mumbai -- which itself is as elegant as CVS jewelry.

The previous design had...
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