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Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 12-30-2017, 07:34 PM
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Views: 192
Posted By EdMc
John Portman, Peachtree Center, Embarcadero Center, Renaissance Center, Dies at 93

I remember following his developments with keen interest. His hotel atriums were widely imitated by other architects as the article states. His architecture was notable and made a splash whether you...
Forum: General 12-25-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 142
Posted By EdMc
2.5 Miles of LED Lights

Check out the Vimeo ....
https://la.curbed.com/2017/12/22/16812924/downtown-la-wilshire-grand-new-years-eve-light-show
.... and the interesting link, “almost 2.5 miles of LED lights”, embedded in...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 12-09-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,327
Posted By EdMc
Re: RIP Zaha Hadid

“Form of Intrigue” stated on development sign. December 6, 2017

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Forum: Development Projects 10-17-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 84,250
Posted By EdMc
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Drawbacks,

If chosen, Boston will never be the same, some, or much, of its charm will be overwhelmed or disappear.

Curbed Boston, October 17, 2017
“What cities fighting for an Amazon...
Forum: Development Projects 10-14-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 84,250
Posted By EdMc
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

I appreciate the boulevard thought, but, Amazon would require the density needed that air rights over the Turnpike would provide. Also, when Copley Place was built, the development was applauded for...
Forum: Development Projects 10-14-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 84,250
Posted By EdMc
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Let’s talk perspective.

HELLO, APPLE!

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Wikipedia

On June 7, 2011, Apple's then-CEO Steve Jobs presented to Cupertino City...
Forum: Development Projects 10-13-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 84,250
Posted By EdMc
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

This should give Boston serious consideration by Amazon for the HQ2 location.

Boston Business Journal, Oct 12
Boston is No. 1 in the country for startups (again), says U.S. Chamber

“For the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-04-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 47,288
Posted By EdMc
Re: Proposed Boston flood barrier

Washington Post, July 4, 2017
"Ancient Romans made world’s ‘most durable’ concrete. We might use it to stop rising seas."

quotes -
"The harbor concrete, a mixture of volcanic ash and quicklime,...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 07-04-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By EdMc
Re: Boston Urbanism June 2017

^ Thanks, Mike
^ Thanks, Padre Mike, one thing that Tampa (assuming) and Boston both have to worry about is rising seas. During king tides, some Miami streets flood and Long Wharf in Boston gets a...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 07-01-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By EdMc
Re: Boston Urbanism June 2017

den, I look for color to add attractiveness to my photos, and I'm always alert for sidewalk scenes with colorful umbrellas. For me, al fresco dining is a quintessential cityscape for picture taking....
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 07-01-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By EdMc
Re: Boston Urbanism June 2017

Thanks, you won't find me complaining much.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 07-01-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By EdMc
Re: Boston Urbanism June 2017

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Really appreciate the comments, thanks.
I find walking around downtown Boston on a beautiful day fascinating, the workers out at lunchtime create a palpable buzz, the new and old architecture...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 07-01-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By EdMc
Boston Urbanism June 2017

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Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 06-03-2017, 03:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,763
Posted By EdMc
Re: Ode to Brutalism

Hubman, I only recall, and was interested in, mainstream publications covering the curious oddity of the building, the aesthetic. It was striking at the time and really stood out from the rest of the...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 06-02-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,763
Posted By EdMc
Re: Ode to Brutalism

Without knowing all of the signature buildings being designed during his time, Pereira seemed to go in another direction from the rest of the pack. The Pyramid garnered a lot of national attention.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 06-01-2017, 11:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,763
Posted By EdMc
Re: Ode to Brutalism

Allow me to add this wonder from Wikipedia:

Geisel Library is the main library building of the University of California, San Diego Library. It is named in honor of Audrey and Theodor Seuss Geisel,...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-18-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5,096
Views: 586,020
Posted By EdMc
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

From the Imagine Boston 2030 plan:

"The current building boom is really just beginning. Much of this is predicated on the belief that Boston will keep growing. The plan projects a population of...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-16-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5,096
Views: 586,020
Posted By EdMc
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

RailwayAge, May 16, 2017
MTA unveils bold plan to modernize New York City subway
...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-04-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 154,366
Posted By EdMc
Re: North-South Rail Link

The program's focus was on engineering challenges. Examples included an incredible maneuver dubbed, "the Eye of the Needle", where a massive boring machine passed 33 inches above an existing subway...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-03-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 154,366
Posted By EdMc
Re: North-South Rail Link

WGBH, NOVA, 9pm, "Super Tunnel". That's tonight, Wednesday, May 3 !

"Follow an army of engineers and designers as they tackle the complex challenge of building Crossrail, a massive new...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 05-03-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,763
Posted By EdMc
Re: Ode to Brutalism

Now I know where beton brut, the phrase, comes from :)
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 05-03-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,763
Posted By EdMc
Re: Ode to Brutalism

Habitat turns 50, concrete comeback?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/01/style/brutalism-growing-up-in-a-concrete-masterpiece.html?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-29-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5,096
Views: 586,020
Posted By EdMc
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Excerpt from an opinion article by a member of the Denver City Council in the Denver Post when the area's FasTracks program was ramping up:

"But there’s a simple way to avoid those problems: EMUs....
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 12-17-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 994
Posted By EdMc
Re: A Chicago December

Thanks, Patrick!
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 12-16-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 994
Posted By EdMc
A Chicago December

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