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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure Today, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6,162
Views: 896,126
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

We're seeing the problem of ethos rear its head at every scale. You need the public to believe in the competency of the institutions serving them or all sorts of necessary mores and customs start to...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 06-21-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,563
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: The Boston "what if" thread

Stick, I think that's probably never going to happen. A certain university might have something to say about a 4-6 lane boulevard cutting through it at this point.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-20-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,490
Views: 271,943
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

Huh, never had that problem--in my experience bus drivers will open the door if they can't see clear to the rear or if they can see someone waiting to alight from the rear door, which makes everyone...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 06-20-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,563
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: The Boston "what if" thread

I think we'd see (even harsher) demarcation between being "inside the beltway" and outside. The Fenway, the South End, and East Cambridge/port would push their residential zoning all the way to the...
Forum: Development Projects 06-18-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 115,012
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: 40 Trinity Place | 426 Stuart Street | Back Bay

Weirdly reactionary take here. Where do you suppose the English word came from? Funnily enough, with the exception of the French Academy who would surely agree with you, mainstream linguistics is...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-18-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,490
Views: 271,943
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

Two trivial observations:
-This is an obvious maintenance-minded decision but I wish the doors had been painted with the orange bar. The discontinuity is displeasing, but it's not a big deal.
-The...
Forum: Development Projects 06-11-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2,160
Views: 633,138
Posted By cadetcarl
Forum: Design a Better Boston 06-11-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,578
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: Long Island Bridge

I share some of your sentiments, but:

1) It's not a complete waste of money. Even if the physical plant on the island were given over to other programs of your choice, even recreation, people...
Forum: Development Projects 06-10-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2,160
Views: 633,138
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: Assembly Row (Assembly Sq Redevelopment) | Assembly Square | Somerville

I feel about parking lots getting turned into housing the way some people feel about tall buildings; this is the transformation I'm most looking forward to for the next cycle.
Forum: Development Projects 06-07-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 25,289
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: LaGrange Tower | 47-55 LaGrange St. | Theater District

I think that's the clearest glass I've ever seen.
Forum: Development Projects 06-07-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3,313
Views: 811,171
Posted By cadetcarl
Forum: Development Projects 06-06-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 163,908
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: Bulfinch Crossing Residential Tower (GCG Phase I) | 50 Sudbury St | Gov't Center

I'm reminded from DZ's photos how much I love Sert's work at Peabody Terrace and how much I hate at aluminum panel monstrosity in Central Square, the one they spent two years taking the panels off to...
Forum: Development Projects 05-31-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4,412
Views: 1,305,907
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

I'm sorry but you guys are squabbling over 30 feet. You really think 3 floors would have made the difference, would have really broken the plateau? From the ground you can't tell and from far away...
Forum: Development Projects 05-30-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,142
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: Parcel P (Foundation Medicine) | 400 Summer Street | Seaport

This is excellent and I'd be okay to let them get started today.

Iffffff I were inclined to be nitpicky in the most obnoxious way possible, I'd say I wished they didn't treat all four sides of the...
Forum: Development Projects 05-28-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 119,887
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: MIT East Campus - Kendall Square Gateway | Cambridge

Winfield, that first shot is money. Thanks, and welcome!
Forum: Development Projects 05-17-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 451,615
Posted By cadetcarl
Forum: Development Projects 05-13-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,949
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: MIT Museum/Boeing | 314 Main St. | Kendall Square

It's nice enough but its nearly cubic volume does nothing for me.
Forum: Development Projects 05-13-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 119,887
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: MIT East Campus - Kendall Square Gateway | Cambridge

I like that it's dark; I think there's room for Vader-y vibes in the skyline. There is something sinister about it which I enjoy.
Forum: Development Projects 05-10-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 16,100
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: Parcel Q1 | 2 Drydock Ave. | Seaport

Looks like it was assaulted by a particularly vindictive or stupid flock of birds. This design is not successful.
Forum: Development Projects 05-10-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 147,034
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: Pier 4 Condo Building (Former Anthony's site) | Seaport

This didn't do much for me until the wood. It's going to get beat to hell out there but it adds the color this project needs to come to life.
Forum: Development Projects 05-09-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,982
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: Scape Student Housing | 1252-1268 Boylston Street | Fenway

This thing looks like it was designed by people who know all the trends and tricks but not how to employ them. It's kind of a mess IMO. I think the massing is appropriate but that might be the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-03-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1,490
Views: 271,943
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

It is disappointing that the active route map display was left on the table; it would be a boon to tourists and other visitors (and the rest of us for the 95% of the time when the voice announcements...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-03-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 14,913
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: Charlie Card/MBTA Fare Replacement system

Doesn't that defeat the purpose of a PIN?
Forum: Development Projects 05-03-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 276,866
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

I know next to nothing about this, but it doesn't seem like even the market is long for that site; could they just not be sitting on it until a bigger fish comes along and buys everything from the...
Forum: Development Projects 05-01-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 451,615
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

There is an argument to be made for it, and several countries practice exactly this. In the same way that if your income rises it would take proportionately more money to stop and pick it up on the...
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