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Forum: Development Projects 07-13-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 30,064
Posted By shmessy
Re: BU Data Sciences Center | 665 Commonwealth Avenue | BU Central

That's great, but streetwall-wise it's going to need some help from new surrounding buildings for better context. Right away, however, it will stand out in a disjointed way. To me (it's just...
Forum: Development Projects 07-13-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 30,064
Posted By shmessy
Re: BU Data Sciences Center | 665 Commonwealth Avenue | BU Central

My bad. "Save" was the wrong word to use.

Replace with "Create".

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Forum: Development Projects 07-13-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 30,064
Posted By shmessy
Re: BU Data Sciences Center | 665 Commonwealth Avenue | BU Central

Read again my last sentence in that post:

"Hopefully some surrounding new buildings pop up that can save the feng shui in that area."

Standing on its own on that area of Comm Ave is like...
Forum: Development Projects 07-12-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 89,239
Posted By shmessy
Re: 401 Park Drive (formerly Landmark Center) | Fenway

I agree - - much more geared for folks to eat there in the moment. Public Market has more florist/butcher/popcorn stuff along with some eateries. Time Out is straight up indoor gourmet food truck. ...
Forum: Development Projects 07-12-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 30,064
Posted By shmessy
Re: BU Data Sciences Center | 665 Commonwealth Avenue | BU Central

I agree. From the Charles it does look badass.

Unfortunately, along Comm Ave it just looks ass.

Context is everything. Along the Charles, or along the Pike in Brighton, this would work. It...
Forum: Development Projects 07-12-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 56,729
Posted By shmessy
Re: Kenmore Square North

+1.

The replacement building is bland. That's a very fspotlight type, visible location. The particular location deserves better than that. Doesn't anyone in position give a crap about the city?...
Forum: Development Projects 07-12-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,749
Posted By shmessy
Re: Commonwealth Pier Revitalization (née Seaport WTC)| 200 Seaport Boulevard | Seapo

My bad. Had a few pops enjoying the Friday afternoon and got disoriented....
Forum: Development Projects 07-12-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,749
Posted By shmessy
Re: Commonwealth Pier Revitalization (née Seaport WTC)| 200 Seaport Boulevard | Seapo

Damn, I can only imagine the view of the skyline from those massive glass windows...........

:shock:
Forum: Development Projects 07-11-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 27,903
Posted By shmessy
Re: Marine Wharf (Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites) | 660 Summer St | Seaport

I fully agree.

You failed to notice the quoted post to which I was responding.

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Forum: Development Projects 07-10-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 64,077
Posted By shmessy
Forum: Development Projects 07-10-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 27,903
Posted By shmessy
Re: Marine Wharf (Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites) | 660 Summer St | Seaport

"They chose the cheapest thing they can knowing they'll still reap insane revenues regardless of the appalling, VE'd skin."

Ironically, it was done for purely Capitalist reasons.
Forum: Development Projects 07-10-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 363,240
Posted By shmessy
Re: Cambridge Crossing (NorthPoint) | East Cambridge/Charlestown | Cambridge/Boston

The building I was referencing was literally TWO stories. My suburban house is taller.


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Forum: Development Projects 07-08-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 363,240
Posted By shmessy
Re: Cambridge Crossing (NorthPoint) | East Cambridge/Charlestown | Cambridge/Boston

.....compounded that it's right next to the new T station.

Pathetic planning.
Forum: Development Projects 07-08-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,761
Posted By shmessy
Re: MXD Residential Tower | 135 Broadway | Kendall Square

My initial reaction is to agree 100%. But then I caught myself and realized this area is not for bankers and mutual fund employees. Its for scientists/high techies who don't yearn for Wall Street...
Forum: Development Projects 07-06-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4,625
Views: 883,574
Posted By shmessy
Re: The New Retail Thread

Surprised that no posts yet about the just opened Time Out market food court that just soft-opened in the Landmark in Fenway. My brother who works a few doors down took me there on 4th of July...
Forum: Development Projects 07-06-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4,467
Views: 1,320,248
Posted By shmessy
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

Jeebus, I don’t care how high those buildings climb - as an urbanist, that Google hike was D-E-P-R-E-S-S-I-N-G. Did a neutron bomb hit that almost humanoid free downtown????

Buildings alone don’t...
Forum: Development Projects 06-27-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,556
Posted By shmessy
Re: Harvard Square: Transformation

In a million years, I never would have dreamt that the area around Northeastern would become far better than Harvard Square. The Crimson folks should be ashamed.
Forum: Development Projects 06-27-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,744
Posted By shmessy
Forum: Development Projects 06-27-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 16,448
Posted By shmessy
Re: Harvard SEC (Science & Engineering Complex) | Western Ave | Allston

You beat me to the punch, Czervik!

I was just about to post:

"NU ISEC - 1 - Harvard SEC 0"

More broadly, what Northeastern has been doing architecturally and urban planning-wise is...
Forum: Development Projects 06-27-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 36,876
Posted By shmessy
Re: Emerson College - Little Building Addition + Renovation | 80 Boylston St | Downto

Magnificent. Just magnificent.

Thank you, Emerson.

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Forum: Development Projects 06-23-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4,467
Views: 1,320,248
Posted By shmessy
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

Its streetscape is A+. That plaza is usually bustling and interesting with stuff going on. A nice urban life upgrade over whatever was there before.

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Forum: Development Projects 06-23-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 463,298
Posted By shmessy
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

You don't know many hardcore gamblers, do ya? :-p
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 06-06-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 165,104
Posted By shmessy
Re: Aerials

Welcome, Massachoicetts - - love the pics! (especially #2 - Assembly Square)
Forum: Development Projects 06-01-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 125,502
Posted By shmessy
Re: MIT East Campus - Kendall Square Gateway | Cambridge

Welcome aboard, WJ - - anyone with a camera is solid gold and much appreciated!!
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 05-19-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 832
Posted By shmessy
Re: Annexation

Brookline will never even consider it.

Three words: Compare School Systems

Charlie MTA hits the nail on the head, though. What holds back almost all of Massachusetts is the outdated city/town...
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