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Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 11-28-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 101,083
Posted By itchy
Re: Flickr Finds

Ummm, racist much?

This is pretty ridiculously offensive. Mods - is it OK to spew this sort of racism on the forum?
Forum: Development Projects 10-29-2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 350,111
Posted By itchy
Re: Fenway Area Redevelopment

That's really too bad. 104 and 108 Hemenway are classic Fenway architecture.

Very unfortunate for the tenants who suffered innocently.
Forum: Development Projects 10-18-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4,406
Views: 911,547
Posted By itchy
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District
Forum: Greater New England 10-07-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 85,539
Posted By itchy
Re: Worcester Improvements

The Visigoths of Worcester must be happy to have decimated one of their city's major landmarks for the last century.

And for poaching a minor league ballteam from another New England city. And for...
Forum: Development Projects 08-29-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 152,782
Posted By itchy
Re: City Hall - Redevelopment - Preservation - Relocation

That brick wall.

Government Center. Is. So. Freaking. Bad.
Forum: Development Projects 08-18-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 157,459
Posted By itchy
Re: Quaker Lane + Congress Square | Downtown

Why in the name of puck did they commit this senseless act of barbarism?

Is the subcontractor working on the windows a native of Heathen Worcester, where Urban Redevelopment lives on at its worst?
Forum: Greater New England 08-17-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 85,539
Posted By itchy
Re: Worcester Improvements

Lipstick on a pig.

"Yes, our economy is in tatters, we blow up our grandest cathedrals in the center of our city for parking lots, and our citizens are too degenerate to care ... BUT A MINOR...
Forum: Development Projects 08-15-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 36,170
Posted By itchy
Re: Julie Hall | Brookline Ave | Emanuel College | Fenway

So this looks not only like one of Dallas' least-fortunate buildings, but also like one of Chicago's (Hyatt Regency)?

... Impressive!
Forum: Development Projects 08-08-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 22,733
Posted By itchy
Re: Emerson College - Little Building Addition + Renovation | 80 Boylston St | Downto

Are they returning the original (terracotta?) facade elements on top of the updated steel frame? Or are these newly manufactured replicas?
Forum: Greater New England 07-29-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 85,539
Posted By itchy
Re: Worcester Improvements

Behold: Worcester, the Luanda of New England.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-29-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3,955
Views: 703,563
Posted By itchy
Re: Logan Flight Additions

Were there really no previous KLM flights to Logan? I thought for sure KLM flew here -- maybe they did years ago and are returning after a hiatus?
Forum: Development Projects 07-11-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 27,578
Posted By itchy
Re: Flower Exchange Redevelopment | South End

A tumor surrounded by gorgeous landscaping. Green space! It's gotta be a NIMBY's dream come true, no?
Forum: Development Projects 07-08-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 60,624
Posted By itchy
Re: Official City Hall Plaza Proposals

Agree with the view Toby, Van and others have voiced that City Hall Plaza isn't worth investing in until it's being built upon.

With regard to the sub-question that Statler and Bronson raised of...
Forum: Greater New England 07-08-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 85,539
Posted By itchy
Re: Worcester Improvements

Obviously I only wish Worcester and its residents the best.

But. They sure as heck make it hard to want to see the city succeed when they allow some of their most beautiful, historic, iconic...
Forum: Development Projects 06-09-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 138,110
Posted By itchy
Re: The Boulevard (née The Times/Littlest Bar) | 110 Broad St | Downtown

Ditto. This would be a nice addition in so many other places - but as it is, it erased a piece of history that nicely filled the urban tapestry.

I think the best thing the city can do for the...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 05-04-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,158
Posted By itchy
Re: Briv

Agree. It makes me think of the old Wired New York architecture forum (thoughtful, interesting) vs. the current Skyscraperpage New York forum (fairly obtuse, priapic about skyscrapers, no matter...
Forum: Development Projects 04-15-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3,282
Views: 636,612
Posted By itchy
Re: Downtown Crossing

So they essentially trashed 150-152 State Street, eh?

That's just ... barbaric.

What developer and 'architect' were behind this hit-and-run?
Forum: Development Projects 04-08-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,623
Posted By itchy
Re: The Taj hotel

Even if the Ritz was never HQ'd/founded/etc., in Boston, I'll give Rifleman that the Ritz was a name generations of Bostonians knew as one of the city's fanciest hotels. I assume when the re-branding...
Forum: Development Projects 03-06-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 3,487
Views: 843,728
Posted By itchy
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Seems appropriate that once-great, now-pathetic Internet brands should occupy a site once home to a great and beloved building, and soon to be hijacked by a pathetic encroachment on the skyline.
Forum: Development Projects 03-06-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3,487
Views: 843,728
Posted By itchy
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Holy Christ is the new design terrible.

It looks like a fatter, less-elegant version of Mukesh Ambani's home in Mumbai -- which itself is as elegant as CVS jewelry.

The previous design had...
Forum: Development Projects 02-25-2018, 01:12 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 203,908
Posted By itchy
Re: One Greenway (Parcel 24) | 0 Kneeland Street | Chinatown

Without having seen this in person ...

Man oh man does that look like Trashy McGarbage.

WTF? Was this designed on Take Your Architect Out For A Lobotomy Day?
Forum: Development Projects 01-04-2018, 02:26 AM
Replies: 4,406
Views: 911,547
Posted By itchy
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

And that, my friends, is the very definition of the bait and switch.

Let’s see if Walsh has. Any. Cajones. At. All.
Forum: Greater New England 12-16-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 92,428
Posted By itchy
Re: Providence developments

I'd modify that to:
"If Providence wants to be considered anything other than a totally failed wasteland, it has to have a modicum of pride."

Not demolishing your most iconic building doesn't...
Forum: Development Projects 11-16-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 33,661
Posted By itchy
Re: The Huntington | 252, 258, and 264 Huntington Avenue

<pipe-dream rant> Can't they demolish Symphony Towers and build this thing on one (or, hell, both) of their lots?

Then we'd actually have this providing a net positive - versus a net negative - to...
Forum: Development Projects 11-08-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 28,727
Posted By itchy
Re: 14 West Broadway | South Boston

^^ I particularly enjoyed The World's Most Uncomfortable Sofa in the first photo above. Fit for a Lego Man.
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