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Forum: Development Projects 03-18-2019, 10:16 AM
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Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

I think the last thing I heard on that was something like "support area".
Forum: Development Projects 03-16-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 50,545
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Re: Kenmore Square North

Well yes there is that, but there is at lest now a 30% chance Citgo could end up being used to actually help rebuild Venezuela. Or yes more likely just fund Putin's Kleptocracy if the evil Russians...
Forum: Development Projects 03-15-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 50,545
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Re: Kenmore Square North

Just want to point out that with the Trump administration's move to recognize Guaido as the President of Venezuela that the Citgo sign is no longer tainted by ownership by the Maduro regime. Carry...
Forum: Development Projects 03-15-2019, 09:20 AM
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Views: 399,905
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Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

A pool? Make it a full indoor water park across the street and then we are talking.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-15-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1,249
Views: 220,532
Posted By tangent
Re: Silver Line to Chelsea

Our transportation infrastructure is completely "connected" by our sneaker network.

Snark aside, it seems more often than not we neglect our pedestrian infrastructure as something that is just...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 03-12-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,639
Posted By tangent
Re: Kendall Square

Yes, that is what I was referring to...

Going back to the original point. Despite apparently good intentions, the multiuse path is already encroaching on a two track right of way. As you can...
Forum: Development Projects 03-09-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 99,690
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Re: MIT East Campus - Kendall Square Gateway | Cambridge

The narrow north edge still feels dark in the shadow, but otherwise I think the gradation works well.
Forum: Development Projects 03-06-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,420
Posted By tangent
Re: MBTA is pushed to study air rights development at Cabot Yard

How does that work property tax wise? I mean if the land is still owned by the government it isn't taxed, but would the commercial/office/residential buildings be taxed?
Forum: Development Projects 03-05-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 99,690
Posted By tangent
Re: MIT East Campus - Kendall Square Gateway | Cambridge

Hoping that the tallest building at old Volpe is going to provide a bit of a crown for Kendall Square in 5 to 7 years.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 03-01-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,639
Posted By tangent
Re: Kendall Square

Thanks for that link.

Looks like it has been discussed, but without a solid plan yet to reserve (create?) a two track right of way. From the document:



Seems the Grand Junction bike path...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-01-2019, 06:30 AM
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Views: 838,634
Posted By tangent
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Pricing should be used to help manage demand of what is a limited and costly shared resource. Induced demand can lead to transit congestion every bit as much as it can with roads.

Although if...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-28-2019, 04:17 PM
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Views: 838,634
Posted By tangent
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

The public voted to overturn what I thought was a fairly good law that did link the gas tax to inflation.

I have no doubt that will be more costly in the end as the state uses borrowing to...
Forum: Development Projects 02-28-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 99,690
Posted By tangent
Re: MIT East Campus - Kendall Square Gateway | Cambridge

This, Google and Volpe redevelopment are going to keep things evolving and moving forward in Kendall for the next ten years at least. Going to be cool to see.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-28-2019, 05:56 AM
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Posted By tangent
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

A 6% increase over 3 years is just a basic inflation/cost of living increase. If anything they should just do it every year, but it costs more in signage and printing costs.

Although I recognize...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 02-21-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,639
Posted By tangent
Re: Kendall Square

The narrow stretch between and under the buildings through MIT campus looked very tight to me. It would just be good to see plans with a non-landscaped right of way for the rail that has room for...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 02-21-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,639
Posted By tangent
Re: Kendall Square

That is good to hear... because all their renders up until now appeared to be just "existing rail" without necessarily enough room for two tracks plus greenway.

I would hope all their future...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 02-21-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,883
Posted By tangent
Re: New us masterplanned city.

Ah... but it isn't about poor and rich. It is about loyal, disloyal and suspect. There will be poor loyal people that will be allowed to live near the rich loyal subjects. Of course, else who would...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 02-21-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,883
Posted By tangent
Re: New us masterplanned city.

The compromise was to demolish wide swaths of existing urban areas that were considered "blighted". Thus new planned cities within cities. West End style.... which only took half a century to just...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 02-21-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,883
Posted By tangent
Re: New us masterplanned city.

Basically, the new Egyptian city is for the "elect" chosen by the regime to escape Cairo, the new capital is for the rulers to get the hell out of Cairo so they don't get overthrown again by a...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 02-21-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,639
Posted By tangent
Re: Kendall Square

Exactly! This.

Although it seems like there is a well organized effort and competing vision to turn the Grand Junction into a bike path instead of (rather than in addition to) two tracks of...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-20-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 176,115
Posted By tangent
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

To the detriment of a lot of other transit and road infrastructure. Yes the greenway is better than the central artery was before... Was it worth the money? Not when there is no money left for...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-19-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 176,115
Posted By tangent
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

Or just suck it up and deal with the fact you don't need to spend hundreds of millions extra to pretty up a few hundred feet of sidewalk. There are literally hundreds of places around Boston that...
Forum: Development Projects 02-17-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 39,091
Posted By tangent
Re: Bayside Expo Center Redevelopment | Columbia Point | Dorchester

It can see it. Seaside shopping, restaurants and bars... very appealing if done right. Right on transit and I93 close by. Like an Assembly Row on the South side of the city. Housing of course...
Forum: Development Projects 02-17-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 39,091
Posted By tangent
Re: Bayside Expo Center Redevelopment | Columbia Point | Dorchester

Yes, they should definitely raise the area at least 3 to 6 feet to try and get ahead of sea level rise and mitigate storm flooding. Easier to do it now than to try and do it after there are a dozen...
Forum: Development Projects 02-15-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 148,551
Posted By tangent
Re: Volpe Transportation Center Development | Kendall Sq | Cambridge

Yes, I am familiar with at least some of the requirements, some more than others.

Standoff perimeter is really the issue. 50 feet (https://www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/GSA_Chapter_Two_8-8-07.pdf)

If...
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