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Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism Today, 10:08 AM
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Survey of underdeveloped building sites in Boston

A survey by Tim Logan in the Globe. The city of Boston actually tracks these.
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Forum: Development Projects Today, 09:40 AM
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Views: 196,621
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Re: The St Regis Residences (former Whiskey Priest site) | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

There is no connection.

Construction of the Burma Railroad was featured in the award-winning movie, 'Bridge on the River Kwai".

Xenophobia might explain the most peculiar choice of the Japanese...
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 06:46 PM
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Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 06:43 PM
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Views: 110,603
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Re: 40 Trinity Place | 426 Stuart Street | Back Bay

Maybe try 30.


https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2019/06/12/formerly-ywca-could-reap-sale-its-back-bay-building/YnqvJitZPV1vObg6FAMPYN/story.html

Affordable units are about two thirds of...
Forum: Development Projects 06-15-2019, 03:52 PM
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Views: 33,008
Posted By stellarfun
Re: The Berkeley | 370-380 Harrison Ave | South End

Perhaps someone else had trademarked Berkeley, or someone paid the developers a nice sum to take Berkeley off this building.

The Quinn apparently comes from Quinzani's Bakery. ...
Forum: Development Projects 06-15-2019, 08:33 AM
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Views: 1,054,312
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Thanks for the discourse on pilings.
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Much of Amsterdam is built on pilings.

https://www.amsterdam.nl/en/housing/foundation-subside/
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Forum: Development Projects 06-14-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 86,082
Posted By stellarfun
Re: 401 Park Drive (formerly Landmark Center) | Fenway

And I thought this would be the Boston version on Manneken Pis.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 06-14-2019, 05:39 PM
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Views: 4,204
Posted By stellarfun
Re: A navigable Muddy River

I thought maintenance for this stretch was being coordinated/led by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, no?

https://www.emeraldnecklace.org/park-overview/back-bay-fens/
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Forum: Development Projects 06-14-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 37,544
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Dock Square Parking Garage | 20 Clinton Street |

Project approved on a vote of 3-1 by BPDA. Landsmark opposed.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Conservancy in favor Preservation Alliance and Freedom Trail Foundation opposed.
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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-12-2019, 06:45 PM
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Views: 891,422
Posted By stellarfun
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

An on-line Globe article earlier today said this set of bungalows is to be moved away from trackside at this location as part of the upgrade. That reference is not in the on-line articles this...
Forum: Development Projects 06-08-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4,387
Views: 1,301,030
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

Globe went on a tour.



A few photos, nothing spectacular.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2019/06/07/million-view/1A2ee0CmET0hyO9TmsMl1K/story.html
Forum: Development Projects 06-08-2019, 05:55 AM
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Views: 1,301,030
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

I believe you are correct. Four Seasons tend to be understated with respect to street interface.
Forum: Development Projects 06-07-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 37,544
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Dock Square Parking Garage | 20 Clinton Street |

For those interested in the cost of garages, Massport has published a RFQ for a new above ground garage for Terminal E with 2,000 spaces. No land acquisition cost, little/no demolition cost, no...
Forum: Development Projects 06-07-2019, 10:33 AM
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Views: 159,511
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Forum: Development Projects 06-06-2019, 07:24 AM
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Views: 27,228
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Motor Mart Tower | 201 Stuart Str. | Park Sq | Boston

Those proposing another 100-150 feet for this 310 foot building might want to do a shadow study for the Public Garden, which, IMO, is even more sacrosanct than the Common. Any shadows from a 450...
Forum: Development Projects 06-05-2019, 07:54 PM
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Views: 330,817
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Harvard - Allston Campus

London-based architect will design the new American Repertory theater in Allston.

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Forum: Development Projects 06-05-2019, 01:10 PM
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Views: 37,544
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Dock Square Parking Garage | 20 Clinton Street |

As I understand the vote, the first vote rejected the design outright; the second vote rejected the design even if there were changes to the facade materials / height.

(And your link, supra, is...
Forum: Development Projects 06-05-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 37,544
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Dock Square Parking Garage | 20 Clinton Street |

1.) Chiofaro's new underground garage would not hold utilities; not allowed because resiliency requires these be above ground.

2.) The cost per space for HT's underground garage was $100,000...
Forum: Development Projects 06-04-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,751
Posted By stellarfun
Re: MIT East Campus - Kendall Square Gateway | Cambridge

Yes, it does.
http://www.archboston.org/community/showthread.php?t=5693&highlight=Google+Kendall&page=3

Mods, please move.
Forum: Development Projects 06-04-2019, 11:18 AM
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Views: 14,751
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Forum: Development Projects 06-04-2019, 08:43 AM
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Views: 330,817
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Harvard - Allston Campus

This Klarman. Same donor.

https://i0.wp.com/cornellsun.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/IMG_8059.jpg?resize=1170%2C780
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Forum: Development Projects 06-04-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 126,519
Posted By stellarfun
Re: 50 Liberty @ Fan Pier | 50 Liberty Drive | Seaport

I'll put this here rather than in new retail.

15,000 square foot Davio's restaurant coming to 50 Liberty.


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Forum: Development Projects 06-04-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1,276
Views: 330,817
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Harvard - Allston Campus

Perhaps you like Cornell's version better.

And why don't you donate the money for a new building in the parking lot, then you can play design architect.

If you went to Harvard, you might be...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 06-04-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 73,284
Posted By stellarfun
Re: City Hall Plaza

https://www.bostonglobe.com/resizer/HzL5FbmQh3pQNgdoxSC5zkoP3gU=/960x0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-bostonglobe.s3.amazonaws.com/public/WB5PLGUGIEI6TI3FXCFY6ZCYYU.jpg...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-03-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By stellarfun
Uber & Lyft as a source of congestion

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/8/18535627/uber-lyft-sf-traffic-congestion-increase-study

Reference in the article to the source, which is a paper published in Science Advances, a peer-reviewed...
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