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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-17-2018, 02:05 PM
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Views: 75,660
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Forum: Development Projects 07-13-2018, 09:27 AM
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Views: 96,513
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Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 06-20-2018, 10:20 AM
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Views: 88,184
Posted By CSTH
Re: Flickr Finds

Yeah - and between the share district utilities, gerbil tubes, underground connections, layered addition & renovations etc. it's approaching beehive / macro-structure status...
Forum: Development Projects 06-19-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 74,024
Posted By CSTH
Re: Portside at Pier One | 29 Marginal Street (Pier 1, Pier 5) | East Boston

^ actually, the locals have been swimming in the harbor for a long time, and will likely continue to do so (there's a dock right in front of Portside).

Should make for quite an 'upstairs /...
Forum: Development Projects 06-19-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,602
Posted By CSTH
Re: North End Piazza on The Greenway | 198 Hanover Street | North End

Yeah in a better world we'd be talking about pedestrianizing Salem St and making hanover a one-way Woonerf, rather than just preventing sidewalks from becoming parking lots
Forum: Development Projects 06-19-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 90,440
Posted By CSTH
Re: Pier 4 Condo Building (Former Anthony's site) | Seaport

Yeah its interesting that this building and others near it on Fan Pier have all featured the views across the Fort Point Channel to Rowes Wharf and the shawmut waterfront, rather than featuring the...
Forum: Development Projects 06-19-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 74,024
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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-19-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 180,447
Posted By CSTH
Re: North-South Rail Link

Exactly.

AND that figure includes:

* $1B for additional vehicles, which the report acknowleges is a BS number because it doesn't account for higher utilization with through running (i.e. less...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-19-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 180,447
Posted By CSTH
Re: North-South Rail Link

mmm.... the point is that when comparing different options it's essential to use same-year dollars.

i.e. Its not about whether the 2028 or the 2018 cost is the 'right one' - if you have a good...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-18-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 180,447
Posted By CSTH
Re: North-South Rail Link

I'll take a closer look later on, but for now I'll just add that in order to make this cost estimate apples-apples with the bg dig, you'd need to increase the big dig cost number to include:

-...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-18-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 180,447
Posted By CSTH
Re: North-South Rail Link

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1742/41075202370_0507ce25c2_b.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1810/41075202070_3eee69312d_b.jpg
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Forum: Development Projects 06-18-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,602
Posted By CSTH
Re: North End Piazza on The Greenway | 198 Hanover Street | North End

Ok, got it - thanks for the correction.

And yes either way crazy for these to be anything but plaza
Forum: Development Projects 06-18-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,602
Posted By CSTH
Re: Retail Development | 198 Hanover Street | North End

This is the street view from aug 2017. Has the policy / enforcement changed since then?

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1823/29012629428_ee5159e700_c.jpg

Either way, holy hell this should be a...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-18-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 56,862
Posted By CSTH
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-18-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 180,447
Posted By CSTH
Re: North-South Rail Link

Ok cool.

The NSRL study doesn't include financing, so to be apples-to-apples I think the ~$14B 1996 dollars figure for the BD is probably a good anchor point.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-18-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 180,447
Posted By CSTH
Re: North-South Rail Link

NSRL Cost Estimation: https://cdn.mbta.com/sites/default/f...ssessment.pptx

Other quick reactions:

- Very surprised that they looked at non-Central Artery alignment, including one with...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-18-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 180,447
Posted By CSTH
Re: North-South Rail Link

Just to be that guy: $14B in 1996 has the same buying power as $23B in 2018.

So a more accurate headline for this study would be "could cost less than half as much as the Big Dig."

EDIT: ...
Forum: Development Projects 06-18-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 102,211
Posted By CSTH
Re: East Boston Developments

LOL. Ok didn't know that meaning. I'm now officially an old man.

What i meant was - this is wicked ugly. Like a dog.
Forum: Development Projects 06-18-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 102,211
Posted By CSTH
Re: East Boston Developments

^wooooooooofffff
Forum: Development Projects 06-18-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 121,584
Posted By CSTH
Re: The Boulevard (née The Times/Littlest Bar) | 110 Broad St | Downtown

That orange is going to look awesome in February. (not being sarcastic)
Forum: Development Projects 06-18-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,602
Posted By CSTH
Re: North End Piazza on The Greenway | 198 Hanover Street | North End

I assume all those bollards define the on-sidewalk parking area for well-connected locals - and if so its not clear why they didnt render all the parked cars...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-15-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 75,509
Posted By CSTH
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

You know what? For all this work and disruption, I wonder if they should have gone with a permanent relocation of the car drop off to the garage, and leave the existing footprint for cabs and buses. ...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 06-14-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3,336
Views: 485,836
Posted By CSTH
Re: Crazy Transit Pitches

From Inventing the Charles River (https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/inventing-charles-river) - highly recommended, total catnip

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1744/40987585040_44919bbbe0_c.jpg
Forum: Development Projects 06-14-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 67,790
Posted By CSTH
Re: Mixed Use Complex | 345 Harrison Ave | South End

Don't believe the hype.

First of all, all that's happened is that Boring has been given the opportunity to negotiate further with the city, for 12 months.
...
Forum: Development Projects 06-14-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 67,790
Posted By CSTH
Re: Mixed Use Complex | 345 Harrison Ave | South End

All I can see is 1/2 McAllen building and 1/2 1 Canal
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