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Forum: Development Projects 06-25-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 37,769
Posted By shawn
Re: State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

Wow, jarring is well-put. I haven’t taken any design classes in two decades, but to me the negative space above and below the King & Spaulding logo is too out of proportion with the negative space on...
Forum: Greater New England 06-17-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,765
Posted By shawn
Re: Attleboro Downtown Redevelopment

Shepard, I grew up in Foxboro and spent lots of time in Attleboro, had friends going to Bishop Feehan and cousins who lived in the town.

Attleboro is quite nice, with solid smaller scale New...
Forum: Development Projects 05-12-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 848
Views: 233,122
Posted By shawn
Re: Marriott Moxy Hotel | 240 Tremont Street (Parcel P-7A) | Theater District

I love how they brought the backside pattern to the front's mechanical screen / crown. Perfectly playful without crossing the line into campy. This would fit perfectly in with what's going up in...
Forum: Development Projects 05-12-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 16,559
Posted By shawn
Re: MXD II | 325 Main St. | Kendall Square

At this point in time, I keep reading that Kendall Class A is going for higher per square footage than anywhere else in the US outside of areas of Manhattan. Even if this isn't entirely accurate,...
Forum: Development Projects 05-09-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,744
Posted By shawn
Re: One Post Office Square Makeover and Expansion

I don't hate One Boston Place, I kind of like the visible X bracings, reminds me of the John Hancock Center in Chicago (although not as nice).

One Federal and it's near-clone One Beacon are my two...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 04-18-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,016
Posted By shawn
Re: How does Boston's urbanism compare?

Great discussion, guys.

Anyone else been to Australia or New Zealand? Melbourne is an official sister city of Boston (along with Kyoto, Barcelona, and Strausbourg - some excellent company), and...
Forum: Development Projects 04-18-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 35,529
Posted By shawn
Forum: Greater New England 04-16-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 118,087
Posted By shawn
Re: Providence developments

No idea if this is a trustworthy source, lots of Cato Institute citations, but . . .

https://www.richstatespoorstates.org/states/RI/

I'm generally a union guy for the private sector, but...
Forum: Development Projects 04-11-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 37,769
Posted By shawn
Re: State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

For those in the know, how reusable is all that rebar above? Or is that even rebar? Now that I’m looking closely, it looks more like aluminum ducting or something.
Forum: Development Projects 04-10-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4,095
Views: 1,093,131
Posted By shawn
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

^———— Ah, look everybody! The jelly armchair sociologist is back with more valuable forum contributions.

Maybe you can trade in your ad hominems at a place more befitting such an attitude? I hear...
Forum: Development Projects 04-05-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4,467
Views: 1,320,251
Posted By shawn
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

I’ve been on a few residential balconies likes these in Tokyo, at about the same height. It depends on how the balcony aligns with prevailing winds. They can be surprisingly calm inside, and they’re...
Forum: Development Projects 04-03-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4,804
Views: 1,066,912
Posted By shawn
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

I hope they at least follow through with the giant Monét prints. They could have a rotation. Maybe coordinate with the MFA or Isabella Stuart.
Forum: Development Projects 04-02-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4,804
Views: 1,066,912
Posted By shawn
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

I hear you. I am very careful about mentioning Tokyo or drawing any comparisons between Boston (or America in general) and Tokyo (or Japan in general). People take it as bragging or necessarily...
Forum: Development Projects 04-02-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 2,914
Views: 705,623
Posted By shawn
Re: Cambridge Developments

Whoa, where did these last two come from? I am out of the loop. That Open/Cambridge Street Upper School and the attached community center look fantastic. Love those wide sweeping curves and...
Forum: Development Projects 04-01-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 55,192
Posted By shawn
Re: Columbus Ave Student Housing | 10 Burke St | Northeastern University

Totally agreed and I would love to see more Miami-esque pastels here and there. But this looks like someone evenly applied about a million tubes of Grumbacher titanium white to a surface without any...
Forum: Development Projects 04-01-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 55,192
Posted By shawn
Forum: Development Projects 03-29-2019, 02:47 AM
Replies: 4,095
Views: 1,093,131
Posted By shawn
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Geez, you sound a bit jelly. The life of an armchair sociologist.
Forum: Development Projects 03-25-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2,005
Views: 482,835
Posted By shawn
Re: South Station Tower | South Station | Downtown

You can be mad at both - both are infinitely frustrating, both are myopically shortsighted.

I know - I know - that this necessarily cannot be an apples-to-apples comparison, but having spent two...
Forum: Development Projects 03-23-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,744
Posted By shawn
Re: One Post Office Square Makeover and Expansion

I might be in the minority here, but I think the redo works, and I’m into the red bracings and highlights - if they end up executed well in a way I’ve seen in some great Hong Kong towers. I think...
Forum: Development Projects 03-22-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 549
Views: 137,813
Posted By shawn
Re: Somerville Developments

A little late, but very much seconded.
Forum: Development Projects 03-18-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 2,005
Views: 482,835
Posted By shawn
Re: South Station Tower | South Station | Downtown

^^ Nice catch, in the render slideshow there's one we have all been asking for: the view straight-on from in front of South Station, looking up. It looks better than I had thought it would from this...
Forum: Development Projects 03-14-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2,005
Views: 482,835
Posted By shawn
Re: South Station Tower | South Station | Downtown

I will probably get reemed for this, but after living in East Asian mega-cities for two decades, seeing people complain about having their morning train commutes inconvenienced by new construction is...
Forum: Development Projects 03-14-2019, 03:10 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 55,192
Posted By shawn
Forum: Development Projects 02-16-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 22,131
Posted By shawn
Re: Amazon HQ2 selected - and not Boston

What the hell have I just been reading for the past few pages? Jesus Christ guys, don’t turn AB into this. Please. We’ve made it this long.
Forum: Development Projects 02-04-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,497
Posted By shawn
Re: Walpole Center Developments

Thanks Dave. Both my parents are from Walpole and I grew up in Foxboro, with frequent visits to my grandfather’s home near the Norwood border. I love Walpole, that whole area actually (Walpole,...
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