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Forum: Greater New England 09-19-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 85,546
Posted By WormtownNative
Re: Worcester Improvements

Jesus this ballpark work is moving fast.

MASTER PLAN: http://www.worcesterma.gov/uploads/23/ba/23ba91f71a765c35e2b0c0188a40c2a8/ballpark-project-master-plan.pdf

Interesting that they had this...
Forum: Greater New England 07-30-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 85,546
Posted By WormtownNative
Re: Worcester Improvements

And this building has been sold.

http://www.wbjournal.com/storyimage/WB/20180726/NEWS01/180729962/AR/0/AR-180729962.jpg



http://www.wbjournal.com/article/20180726/NEWS01/180729962
Forum: Greater New England 07-30-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 85,546
Posted By WormtownNative
Re: Worcester Improvements

The Elmwood Adams building has been sold, apartments & restaurant planned.



http://www.wbjournal.com/article/20180730/NEWS01/180739997/1002
Forum: Greater New England 07-14-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 85,546
Posted By WormtownNative
Re: Worcester Improvements

Well, I guess I'm overdue to come out of the lurker zone....nice to see that people still have an interest (if only fleeting) in Wormtown.



Years ago I came across an article with a quote from...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-02-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 20,996
Posted By WormtownNative
Re: Summer St. Gondola

In regards to the ADA compliance, the Roosevelt Island Tram doesn't loop. It has two large cars servicing two terminal stations - not multiple stations.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 12-03-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,334
Posted By WormtownNative
Re: Rosa Parks Boulevard

+1

If we're really going to go through this stuff with a fine tooth comb, you tend to realize people aren't as perfect as you idolize them to be.

George ain't perfect, but there's something to...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 12-01-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 85,001
Posted By WormtownNative
Re: Green Line Reconfiguration

I may be wrong, but I believe those are city-data.com (http://city-data.com) maps which are available for everywhere in the country, along with a plethora of other statistics.
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 12-01-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 32,458
Posted By WormtownNative
Re: New Ideas for the Site

Nothing like the Holidays to bring people together!

[/Sarcasm]
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-25-2017, 04:29 AM
Replies: 5,482
Views: 738,639
Posted By WormtownNative
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

QUICK! Someone get this job posting to F-Line!

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mbta/jobs/1853943/executive-director-of-commuter-rail
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-26-2017, 01:08 AM
Replies: 1,149
Views: 201,992
Posted By WormtownNative
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

Dictatorships are the most efficient form of government. Democracies the least.

I'll take our democratic republic over a dictator, thank you.
Forum: Development Projects 10-18-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 144,949
Posted By WormtownNative
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

I'd be surprised if they spent a minute looking at it.
Forum: Development Projects 10-18-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 144,949
Posted By WormtownNative
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

If you want a laugh, here's Worcester's pitch. (http://www.worcesterma.gov/proposals/amazon.pdf)

No freaking way is this happening in Worcester.
Forum: Development Projects 09-28-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 41,363
Posted By WormtownNative
Re: 10 Farnsworth Street | Fort Point

Scootie, fixed your image, you linked the URL, not the image file.

(If a mod wants to delete this and fix the posts, by all means go ahead.)
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 09-25-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 213,852
Posted By WormtownNative
Re: North-South Rail Link

NJ Transit uses dual mode loco's on lines where they run on overhead catenary on their "main" lines, and switch to diesel power when they get to the branch lines where the catenary lines don't exist....
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-17-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5,482
Views: 738,639
Posted By WormtownNative
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

+1

Been a proponent of this for a long time. Said it better than I could've.
Forum: Development Projects 07-30-2017, 12:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,144
Posted By WormtownNative
Re: New & Renovated Boston Fire Stations

I may be wrong, but Engine 42 & Rescue 2, along with Engine 33 & Ladder 15, have also been relocated this week as well.

Engine 33 went to Fire Alarm, Ladder 15 to Engine 22's house. Not sure...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 07-29-2017, 05:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,043
Posted By WormtownNative
Re: Burning buildings

In regards to Mansfield Street linked in your post, there is a stark difference between buildings with brick firewalls between them and wood structures with short distances between them. It's apples...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 07-29-2017, 05:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,043
Posted By WormtownNative
Re: Burning buildings

Depends.

In addition to the UL article linked in dwash's post, here's the state's Fire Resistance Requirements (http://www.mass.gov/eopss/docs/dps/buildingcode/780007.pdf)

If you want...
Forum: Development Projects 07-29-2017, 02:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,144
Posted By WormtownNative
Re: New & Renovated Boston Fire Stations

One of the busier ones, yes. My understanding is that that title actually belongs to Engine 33 & Ladder 15 on Boylston St. (Which is being renovated.)



Do not get me wrong, that building looks...
Forum: Development Projects 07-27-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 808
Views: 174,930
Posted By WormtownNative
Re: Dorchester Developments

Wow. Bolding my emphasis



FULL ARTICLE...
Forum: Development Projects 07-26-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,144
Posted By WormtownNative
Re: New & Renovated Boston Fire Stations

Funny story - that dorm is now leased to MCPHS, and my brother was living there just a few years ago while attending MCP, and now can sleep through anything thanks to the sirens and the green line....
Forum: Development Projects 07-26-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,144
Posted By WormtownNative
Re: New & Renovated Boston Fire Stations

For context of the stations being looked at for private/public partnerships

618 Harrison Ave:

http://i.imgur.com/a4MF74y.jpg

200 Cambridge Street:

http://i.imgur.com/spZBSdu.jpg
Forum: Development Projects 07-26-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,257
Posted By WormtownNative
Re: Cooper Street Apartments | 20 Cooper St. | Downtown Waltham

More curiously, why run it through the interior of the building vs tacked on the exterior somewhere?
Forum: Development Projects 07-26-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,257
Posted By WormtownNative
Re: Cooper Street Apartments | 20 Cooper St. | Downtown Waltham

BINGO

A 2x10 vs a couple of 2x4s with OSB in-between or a wooden truss?

The 2x10 wins everytime.
Forum: Development Projects 07-25-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,257
Posted By WormtownNative
Re: Cooper Street Apartments | 20 Cooper St. | Downtown Waltham

And this is why I should start drinking coffee......
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