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Forum: Development Projects 07-17-2018, 11:20 AM
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Views: 102,247
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: East Boston Developments

Pardon my tardy response...Busy morning.

I attended and offered testimony at yesterday evening's East Boston Master Plan Hearing. About 200 folks turned out, even though it conflicted with a...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 07-16-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,970
Posted By Beton Brut
Forum: Development Projects 07-16-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 17,402
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Six West Broadway Hotel |South Boston

It's a background building, dragged out to center stage. The design is amplified by its location. I really liked staying there, during the soft opening in 2009.

And I don't hate Six West -- it...
Forum: Development Projects 07-16-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 102,247
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: East Boston Developments

^ Excellent ideas, all. I'll pass these along to a couple of key people (who you may already know) who make issues of this nature their focus.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 07-16-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,970
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Boston - Most Embarrassing Blight That Tourists See

^ I'm not 100% sure, but I think MassDOT (formerly the Turnpike Authority) owns the lot. It's presence across the street form the ramp parcel is absolutely deadening, a cigarette burn in the urban...
Forum: Development Projects 07-15-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 17,402
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Six West Broadway Hotel |South Boston

The Standard is place-making architecture. Our pale imitation is a bit like comparing The Monkees to The Beatles.
Forum: Development Projects 07-15-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 102,247
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: East Boston Developments

Though I can't say that I'd have a problem with a building of this height in Maverick Square, I have it through the attorney of the developer that this will be re-presented at 6 stories.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 07-15-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,970
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Boston - Most Embarrassing Blight That Tourists See

Just did an errand on Salem Street, and walked through throngs of touristos from Aquarium Station. How did I not think of this embarrassing parking lot...
Forum: Development Projects 07-14-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 17,402
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Six West Broadway Hotel |South Boston

Derivative design (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Standard,_High_Line) rendered on the cheep.
Forum: Development Projects 07-13-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 25,256
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: UMass Boston Residence Hall 1 | Columbia Point | Dorchester

It does certainly have a sense of permanence about it, a good thing for a dormitory at an institution that's shaking off its history as a "commuter school."

It calls to mind Bill Rawn's work from...
Forum: Development Projects 07-13-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 102,247
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: East Boston Developments

Thank you for your pithy and truthful summary of the issues at hand.



I don't keep a tracking spreadsheet for stuff like this, but in my narrow experience in Orient Heights, 85% sounds about...
Forum: Development Projects 07-13-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 102,247
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: East Boston Developments

^^ I'd totally be up for that!
Forum: Development Projects 07-13-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 102,247
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: East Boston Developments

I spoke to Lydia and her opponent, Stephen Passacantilli, on this necessity of direct civic engagement between the BPDA and the people of East Boston during the campaign last year. Their predecessor,...
Forum: Development Projects 07-13-2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,705
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Residential Tower | 26 Court St. | Government Center

Word (http://jdsdevelopment.com/9-dekalb/).

Aspects of Wright, Mies, and Eliel Saarinen.
Forum: Development Projects 07-12-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,705
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Residential Tower | 26 Court St. | Government Center

My recycled thoughts...



Not exactly:




Perhaps, but is it any worse than what we see in Winthrop Square?[/QUOTE]
Forum: Development Projects 07-12-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 30,676
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Julie Hall | Brookline Ave | Emanuel College | Fenway

Purely conjecture (http://www.archboston.org/community/showpost.php?p=319699&postcount=101) on my part....
Forum: Development Projects 07-12-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,570
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Allston Square | 372 Cambridge St | Allston

Word.

This needs to be part of the "Welcome to..." neighborhood sign. Or at least printed on t-shirts.
Forum: Development Projects 07-11-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 48,122
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Official City Hall Plaza Proposals

Count the steps down to the Greenline platform, multiply that number by .667, and then subtract ~12'.
Forum: Development Projects 07-11-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 22,964
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: The New Office Thread

Well of course, it'll "put on some weight" and become a boxier. But irregularly shaped or smaller floor-plates might work for Wayfair's corporate culture, which I believe uses an open-office...
Forum: General 07-11-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4,534
Views: 514,451
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Open Thread

It's quite an upgrade from the repurposed Costco the Rays currently occupy.

I remain puzzled and fascinated by professional baseball in Florida...
Forum: Development Projects 07-11-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 104,216
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Somerville Developments

In comparison to the incompetent contextual gestures and artlessly applied materials we see in East Boston, this is soft focus Corbusian porn.
Forum: Development Projects 07-10-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 22,964
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: The New Office Thread

Was thinking about that. Could Boston Properties have been concerned about vulturing potential tenants from North Station? Or maybe they feel it's too late in this economic cycle? I'm happy it's on...
Forum: Development Projects 07-09-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 102,247
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: East Boston Developments

I'm sure the condo association will sort that out. I mean, what could possible go wrong...?
Forum: General 07-09-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 16,994
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Temporary Habor Garage discussion thread until project is officially launched

^ The "bathtub" that the Intercontinental sits on also supports ventilation infrastructure for the CA/T; indeed, the entire hotel is constructed around a vent-stack. The Internet tells me that the...
Forum: General 07-09-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 16,994
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Temporary Habor Garage discussion thread until project is officially launched

I tried to insight discussion on this "area of concern" over here (http://www.archboston.org/community/showpost.php?p=321755&postcount=1024). I didn't get very far...
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