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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure Today, 08:25 AM
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Views: 51,654
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Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

That this view is considered radical is part of the problem in my view.

Just frustrated by the build-baby-build mentality in the face of obvious infrastructure limitations. Build first fix the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-16-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 51,654
Posted By tangent
Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

Trying to squeeze more capacity out of our existing infrastructure is just going to induce more demand and won't help reduce congestion. And expanding transit is cost prohibitive. Metro Boston is...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-16-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 51,654
Posted By tangent
Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

We need a halt to new construction anywhere inside 495
Forum: Development Projects 07-12-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 464,078
Posted By tangent
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

They already sold to Wynn. Wynn owns a corridor along the tracks behind the Everett Shops which is where they show the "proposed commuter rail and silver line station". See page/slide 16.
Forum: Development Projects 07-12-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,788
Posted By tangent
Re: Commonwealth Pier Revitalization (née Seaport WTC)| 200 Seaport Boulevard | Seapo

I also hadn't seen the harbor side elevation before... they are cutting off the harbor end and putting up an almost completely glass facade. Opens up the building to the harbor.
Forum: Development Projects 07-12-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 57,915
Posted By tangent
Re: Kenmore Square North

In this case, I think there is a bit of both sides going on here. Why are they tearing down the building with the cool facade? And why are they forcing the landowner to keep a gas station sign...
Forum: Development Projects 07-11-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 30,102
Posted By tangent
Re: BU Data Sciences Center | 665 Commonwealth Avenue | BU Central

I don't know for sure, but it sounds like some regulatory hoop. Parking spaces are probably required by some regulation and it was always the intent not to include parking, but they had to hold a...
Forum: Development Projects 07-09-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,405
Posted By tangent
Re: Worcester Ballpark & Redev

In the future, might be good to just have "tags" as the primary way to organize threads instead of separate forums at all. Let people tag however they want. I tend to miss interesting discussions...
Forum: Development Projects 07-09-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 17,556
Posted By tangent
Re: MIT Museum/Boeing | 314 Main St. | Kendall Square

Yes, at least taken alone I could see it going taller to give it better proportions, but also I think that in its current context it would have been a bit overwhelming at the edge of MIT campus to go...
Forum: Development Projects 07-03-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 125,877
Posted By tangent
Re: MIT East Campus - Kendall Square Gateway | Cambridge

Have to say... like it with some lighting and some angles and not others... which is really a pretty cool effect from the angled panels. I wonder if there is like a certain angle of the sun that...
Forum: Development Projects 07-02-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 464,078
Posted By tangent
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

I think the alternative plan would have been to just cap it, make it look green and then let it erode into the Mystic over the next 100 years... slowly contaminating the ecosystem even more than the...
Forum: Development Projects 07-02-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 464,078
Posted By tangent
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Because the Boston area doesn't have enough STEM education campuses?

America spends a ton of money on education. More than almost any other country and more per capita than any other country...
Forum: Development Projects 06-26-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 125,877
Posted By tangent
Re: MIT East Campus - Kendall Square Gateway | Cambridge

I find that a bit interesting, if sometimes unsettling, really the effect of those angled panels is to play with the light and make the building look different shades of gold/white/dark depending on...
Forum: Development Projects 06-26-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 125,877
Posted By tangent
Re: MIT East Campus - Kendall Square Gateway | Cambridge

I prefer the lighter shades at the top. I just wish it hadn't started so dark at the lowest floors. A more gradual gradient would have been better.
Forum: Development Projects 06-25-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 464,078
Posted By tangent
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

I like the sentiment expressed by Maddox in the article... and I know he has been a bit busy, but it would be good to see an actual plan for their properties across the street come together in the...
Forum: Development Projects 06-24-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 464,078
Posted By tangent
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

I haven't been over there yet, but the pictures from yesterday seemed to show that the connection was complete and open.
Forum: Development Projects 06-24-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 464,078
Posted By tangent
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

I would have thought your clubbing days ended 4,398 posts ago.
Forum: Development Projects 06-20-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 464,078
Posted By tangent
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Those are big speculative ifs that haven't come to fruition. I am talking about the here and now on a fairly low hanging solution to keeping a thousand or two thousand people from driving more than...
Forum: Development Projects 06-20-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 464,078
Posted By tangent
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Come on... that is intentionally ignorant. There are tens of thousands of cars driving into the city going right past there. Taking a couple thousand cars off the road isn't crazy. Saying they...
Forum: Development Projects 06-20-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 464,078
Posted By tangent
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Just focusing on the Wellington thing for a bit... I don't think you are correct. I can't find it at the moment, but by my recollection from previous MBTA reports was that Wellington reached 100%...
Forum: Development Projects 06-14-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 125,877
Posted By tangent
Re: MIT East Campus - Kendall Square Gateway | Cambridge

I'd be happy with 1400', but I will meet you in the middle.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 06-11-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,691
Posted By tangent
Re: Long Island Bridge

Is the maintenance funded? That is my real question. The previous bridge was vehicle restricted due to corrosion long before it was taken down.




I believe for about a decade of that time...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 06-10-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,691
Posted By tangent
Re: Long Island Bridge

Where is Boston going to get the money for this? Last bridge nearly fell down before it was taken down. "Sustainability" means you can economically maintain the infrastructure and we already have...
Forum: Development Projects 06-06-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 73,005
Posted By tangent
Re: City Hall Plaza Revamp | Government Center

No it doesn't... electronic records mostly eliminate the need for one big centralized bureaucratic office. More than half of the current city hall staff could relocate to satellite offices in the...
Forum: Development Projects 06-05-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 256,385
Posted By tangent
Re: Site in Hub top choice for a soccer stadium

Also, technically it should probably be in design a better Boston or something because every actual stadium proposal that was ever made public has been shot down.

We might as well have an active...
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