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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure Today, 12:21 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 59,842
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Proposed Boston flood barrier

Not a harbor barrier, but proposal for $500 million to $1 billion in coastal resiliency efforts along the city's coastline.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-15-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,777
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: North Station, Charles River Draw, & Tower A

I would suspect that the long deep locks and the systems to cycle them would be more expensive than the drawbridges.

Are there examples where people have done that (dropped boats down under...
Forum: Development Projects 10-15-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3,858
Views: 1,063,367
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

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I am trying to understand what we are seeing in BeeLine's upper level photos...
Forum: Development Projects 10-15-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 693
Views: 177,585
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Marriott Moxy Hotel | 240 Tremont Street (Parcel P-7A) | Theater District

Looks like we might be getting some small, fire rated windows on the back side, on the property line.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-15-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,777
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: North Station, Charles River Draw, & Tower A

Bidding process has started to replace the two North Station drawspans with two three-track drawbridges.

Per the Globe:...
Forum: Development Projects 10-13-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,330
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Goddard House | 201 S. Huntington | Jamacia Plain

^ I am clearly not the target demographic for that name (BRYNX), because I have no idea what it is supposed to evoke as a brand.
Forum: Development Projects 10-11-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 18,421
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Education First (Phase III) | 10 North Point Blvd | Cambridge

I never really got the school of architecture that feels it is their lot in life to inflict pain.
Forum: Development Projects 10-10-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 153,187
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Fort Point

Link does not work.

Try this one:
Forum: Development Projects 09-30-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 23,644
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Six West Broadway Hotel |South Boston

Real estate people have been calling it Broadway Village.
Forum: Development Projects 09-29-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,990
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Fenway Area Redevelopment

NIMBYs also push back on traffic and crowds. Of course, if you choose to live in the Fenway area, it is not like you are not on notice that there will be traffic and crowds.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 09-26-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 15,455
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030

Mayor Walsh has increased the target for housing development in Boston, now 69,000 units by 2030, up from 50,000 units. 22% to be affordable.

Increase is driven by new population forecasts for...
Forum: Development Projects 09-23-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,154
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Official City Hall Plaza Proposals

EUR = Esposizione Universale Roma -- Mussolini's grand business/residential district just south of central Rome, planned for the 1942 world's fair (that never happened).
Forum: Development Projects 09-23-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 186,856
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: What's Happening With Project X?


GSA can be innovative with Volpe, because they get an independent building (much easier to handle security that way).

GSA is not very fond of mixed use commercial/Fed in the same...
Forum: Development Projects 09-18-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,811
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial | Boston Common | Downtown

I like the recommended positioning of The Embrace (clasped hands), over closer to the Parkman Bandstand. Much better than the monuments that mess with the view of the State House.
Forum: Development Projects 09-17-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 28,979
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Kenmore Square North

If CITGO agrees (likely for $$), then of course it is not infringement. Companies, even defunct ones, often license their trade dress (good local example is Polaroid, who is defunct, yet their logo...
Forum: Development Projects 09-17-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3,243
Views: 615,511
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Downtown Crossing

Slight nit, but there are ZERO theaters on Stuart Street. There are theaters near Stuart Street on Tremont, Warrenton and Boylston; and there are theatres on Washington Street, also not far from...
Forum: Development Projects 09-17-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 17,761
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Parcel JK | NorthPoint | Cambridge

I have to admit, I am really surprised the developer could not negotiate for more height as they moved further east in the development, away from East Cambridge. I understand the community concerns...
Forum: Development Projects 09-17-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 28,979
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Kenmore Square North

As long as CITGO and any trademark owning successors are around, you cannot just go appropriating their trade dress. That is trademark infringement.
Forum: Development Projects 09-15-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3,243
Views: 615,511
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Downtown Crossing

You mean like:

Legal Crossing
Back Deck
Q Restaurant

They are there; they are just clustered near the Theatre District, where the evening crowds are.
Forum: Development Projects 09-15-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 131,964
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: The Boulevard (née The Times/Littlest Bar) | 110 Broad St | Downtown

^ I really hate the facade treatment of the bottom two floors and back side of this building. What a waste of otherwise decent design.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 09-14-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3,921
Views: 670,733
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Logan Flight Additions

No one. But JetBlue has every gate in C in action (regardless the equipment) multiple times between 6 and 8 AM. They also use several of the near E gates in that window. JetBlue's flight density...
Forum: Development Projects 09-13-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 81,666
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Development Map and Chart

Articles in both the Boston Globe and BBJ this week making essentially that claim.
Forum: Development Projects 09-13-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1,793
Views: 323,074
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

I am certain that the Encore people have a love/hate relationship with giving people easier access from Assembly.

If people can get to the Encore easily from Assembly, then people staying in the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 09-13-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 581
Views: 95,185
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: MBTA Bus & BRT

This is not really the MBTA dropping the ball. It is MassDOT failing to serve a coordination role between the road access needs of its subsidiary organization, the MBTA, and the competing interests...
Forum: Development Projects 09-12-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 28,979
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Kenmore Square North

Prominent location at a high visibility corner of Kenmore Square (where much of the older urban fabric has been destroyed)?
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