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Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 12:07 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 57,915
Posted By itchy
Re: Kenmore Square North

I had lost track of the latest iteration of the corner building that is replacing the historic structure.

What a bait and switch. The current version looks like it crawled in off of the I-95...
Forum: Development Projects 06-26-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1,490
Views: 349,397
Posted By itchy
Re: South Boston Infill and Small Projects

^^ Holy crap, is that depressing.

A beautiful, historic building - that once actually contributed to the neighborhood - turned into smoothed-over rubble.

It's like a pocket-park sized version...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-04-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4,147
Views: 819,275
Posted By itchy
Re: Logan Flight Additions

Curious to hear if people who are knowledgeable about aviation / the airline industry think this is meaningful?

It sounds impressive to me, but I don't know enough about the space to make an...
Forum: Development Projects 05-31-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4,467
Views: 1,320,837
Posted By itchy
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

Meh.

I would take a highly urban, pedestrianized streetscape with top-quality infill, exciting street retail and as-close-to-100% preservation of pre-WWII historic architecture as possible over an...
Forum: Greater New England 05-29-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 109,231
Posted By itchy
Re: Worcester Improvements

^^ Interesting pair of stories. What are the other vacant/languishing historic buildings in Worcester, btw? Believe there's an old courthouse, right? I feel like there are a few others as well...
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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-09-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4,147
Views: 819,275
Posted By itchy
Re: Logan Flight Additions

^^ Oh wow. Seems nobody has mentioned it on the forum thus far (unless I missed), but that article also mentions Delta is rolling out new seasonal direct routes from Logan to Lisbon and Edinburgh.
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Forum: Development Projects 02-10-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6,425
Views: 1,209,424
Posted By itchy
Re: Rose Kennedy Greenway

I'd take the old buildings destroyed for the Central Artery over the Greenway in a heartbeat, personally.
Forum: Development Projects 01-30-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 58,006
Posted By itchy
Re: Crossroads at Kenmore | 560 Commonwealth Ave | Kenmore Square

A lot will depend on the execution, and I assume that if they're going with an expensive architect they'll go for expensive materials.

That said, this is a high-risk building. It may be the first...
Forum: Development Projects 01-23-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 37,870
Posted By itchy
Re: One Congress | West End

Great photo, KZ! I'd totally forgotten about State Street's name on that building.

The other thing that struck me when seeing your picture was: "So, this looks like a relatively contemporary...
Forum: Development Projects 01-13-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 191,512
Posted By itchy
Re: Quaker Lane + Congress Square | Downtown

Aren't there already a dozen Bar/Cafe/Restaurant Mercatos?

There's something that strikes me as so ... uninspired about that name. It smacks of a generic, trendy,...
Forum: Development Projects 01-04-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4,630
Views: 884,514
Posted By itchy
Re: The New Retail Thread

I was in Faneuil Hall / Quincy Market for the first time in years a few days after Christmas. My God, what a failure Ashkenazy's management of F.H. has been. I remember reading about all the life...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 11-27-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 123,985
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 10-28-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 383,091
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, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4,804
Views: 1,067,376
Posted By itchy
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EXJziZL2lCA/Usrc7efSEJI/AAAAAAAACMM/G2xwNc-A91I/s1600/trading+places+3.jpg
Forum: Greater New England 10-07-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 109,231
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, 10:13 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 169,441
Posted By itchy
Re: City Hall - Redevelopment - Preservation - Relocation

That brick wall.

Government Center. Is. So. Freaking. Bad.
Forum: Development Projects 08-18-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 191,512
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, 01:22 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 109,231
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 08-14-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 40,911
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!
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Forum: Development Projects 08-08-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 36,905
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, 10:10 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 109,231
Posted By itchy
Re: Worcester Improvements

Behold: Worcester, the Luanda of New England.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-29-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4,147
Views: 819,275
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, 10:17 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 31,086
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, 04:47 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 73,005
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, 02:11 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 109,231
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...
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