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Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 993
Posted By stellarfun
Re: MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing

$2,000 a square foot for a building with classrooms / faculty offices is tres, tres cher.
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,605
Views: 338,057
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Allston-Brighton Developments

The Skating Club also owns 1234 Soldiers Field Road, which is a 53,000 sq ft lot. Harvard owns 1230 Soldiers Field Rd.
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 196,823
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Site in Hub top choice for a soccer stadium

Harvard Stadium is a National Historic Landmark,.

https://twitter.com/tpcrotty2/status/701961566938341376

You don't get to change much. It also has a field turf (not natural turf) field. ...
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 06:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 993
Posted By stellarfun
Re: MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing

You never know. Paul Allen's estate may have provisions that will generously fund the Seattle-based AI Center he founded, ai2
https://allenai.org/about.html
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure Yesterday, 06:24 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 85,592
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

I did it on Friday. Once you get through it, you have to meander along a corridor flanked by walls shielding a construction zone to reach the higher numbered B gates. The most south of the old...
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 06:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 993
Posted By stellarfun
Re: MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing

An endowment of $650 million would support about $30 million in annual spending on faculty and associated operations. This presumably would be above and beyond what MIT is already spending.
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Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 10-15-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 16,709
Posted By stellarfun
Re: San Francisco high-rise sinking, tilting

Piles for the Salesforce Tower were driven to bedrock.

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2016/08/21/bedrock-baby-salesforce-tower-takes-not-so-subtle-jab-at-millennium-tower/

The latest values...
Forum: Development Projects 10-13-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 153,162
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Fort Point

Is it not a matter of how the mass is supported, as there will be no columns drilled into / through the tunnel box, which I believe is ten lanes wide?

And I doubt the Commonwealth will allow any...
Forum: Development Projects 10-13-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,296
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Goddard House | 201 S. Huntington | Jamacia Plain

Bryn is Welsh for hill, the x presumably is for cross or crossing.

Bryn Mawr means high hill. William Penn gave a large tract of land west of Philadelphia to Welsh Quakers; a bunch of...
Forum: Development Projects 10-13-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 153,162
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Fort Point

The 'dry dock' was on the east side of the channel, very close to it, and at one point, the dry dock flooded because of a 25,000 gallons per minute leak....
Forum: Development Projects 10-12-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 153,162
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Fort Point

1.) IIRC, Amazon told the bidders the first building had to be 500,000 sq ft and ready in 2020.

2.) The soil was so poor and unstable in this area that before doing the tunnel jacking they had...
Forum: Development Projects 10-07-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3,225
Views: 763,734
Posted By stellarfun
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Washington DC Metro escalators had trouble not from cold, but from snow, slush, and sometimes rain. They now have 'roofs'...
Forum: Development Projects 10-06-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,605
Views: 338,057
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Allston-Brighton Developments

The history of this site on Lincoln is convoluted. After Harvard bought it, they pitched it to WBZ, the idea being to move WBZ out of its studios on Soldiers Field Rd for 172 Lincoln. Harvard...
Forum: Development Projects 10-04-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 67,583
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Charlestown

What the site on Polk St. looked like before.
https://goo.gl/maps/pxYqbyf2qsq

I'll guess the ground floor is elevated either because they chose not to excavate down for a garage, or resiliency...
Forum: Development Projects 10-04-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 131,931
Posted By stellarfun
Re: The St Regis Residences (former Whiskey Priest site) | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

Without crawling back into the old bowels of this thread, my recollection is that the previous owner and Cronin, subsequently, failed to meet the state permitting requirements with respect to the...
Forum: Development Projects 10-04-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 131,931
Posted By stellarfun
Re: The St Regis Residences (former Whiskey Priest site) | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

I don't think these condo owners will be making their own bed, or doing their own shopping.

This staffing is more like you might expect to see on a luxury superyacht.
Forum: Development Projects 10-04-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 131,931
Posted By stellarfun
Re: The St Regis Residences (former Whiskey Priest site) | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

That is my understanding from what was posted here.

There are condo fees, and there are CONDO FEES.

I had a chance to review the proposed staffing and staff compensation for a concierge...
Forum: Development Projects 10-04-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,021
Posted By stellarfun
Re: BU Data Sciences Center | 700 Commonwealth Avenue | Kenmore Square

This is BU's answer to Simmons Hall, except Simmons doesn't dominate the skyline.
Forum: Development Projects 10-04-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 29,205
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Radius Apartments (née The Icon née Western Av Residence) | 530 Western Av | Brig

Probably because he doesn't own two houses on Richardson St.
Forum: Development Projects 10-03-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,803
Views: 341,454
Posted By stellarfun
Re: BU Development Thread

The design is supposed to represent a stack of books. Of course, no one stacks books that way.

This is a design that tries to do far too much, throwing in a bit of this and then a bit of that,...
Forum: Development Projects 10-03-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 732
Views: 131,931
Posted By stellarfun
Re: The St Regis Residences (former Whiskey Priest site) | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

The condo fees for a concierge-service building like this would be unaffordable for someone occupying an affordable unit.
Forum: Development Projects 10-02-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2,845
Views: 619,391
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Cambridge Developments

Lots of Smith Center photos here:
https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2018/09/scenes-from-harvards-new-smith-campus-center/
Forum: Development Projects 10-01-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,803
Views: 341,454
Posted By stellarfun
Re: BU Development Thread

This is middle finger architecture.

The architect's other towers.
http://www.kpmb.com/work/?tag=tower
Forum: Development Projects 10-01-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 157,619
Posted By stellarfun
Forum: Development Projects 10-01-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2,845
Views: 619,391
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Cambridge Developments

I don't believe this ever had its own thread, but Harvard's now-completed reconstruction of Holyoke Center in Harvard Square gets a big thumbs up from Robert Campbell.


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