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Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-05-2011, 05:18 PM
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Posted By czsz
Re: Flickr Finds

No one is saying the Central Artery was "better". It was simply arguably no worse (though maybe a little easier to cross under for pedestrians at some points).

Marketplace Center's arch is more...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-05-2011, 12:40 AM
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Posted By czsz
Re: Flickr Finds

Yeah, it looks nice when you angle the photo to put Columbus Park in front, doesn't it? But there's still a concrete chasm between Marketplace Center and Faneuil Hall. And barreling traffic, thanks...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-04-2011, 10:12 PM
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Views: 93,342
Posted By czsz
Re: Flickr Finds

Really? The specific urban form of the Greenway is justified because the relatively brief period of the highway's deconstruction was sort of disruptive and miserable?
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-02-2011, 09:58 PM
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Posted By czsz
Re: Flickr Finds

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4098/5443404433_624be9fb62.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cialowicz/5443404433/in/faves-31981813@N00/
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 02-26-2011, 04:19 PM
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Posted By czsz
Re: Flickr Finds

It wasn't totally demolished. Look at the Street View shot...only the dark brick buildings at the left of the old photo are now gone.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 02-26-2011, 12:20 AM
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Posted By czsz
Re: Flickr Finds

It's def where the Buckminster is now.

Here's a rough Street View equivalent:
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Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 01-31-2011, 06:09 PM
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Posted By czsz
Re: Flickr Finds

From an architectural/aesthetic standpoint I agree the building would have been a nice addition, but from an urbanist one I think it would have deadened the square. It's good that Copley has some...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 01-31-2011, 04:41 PM
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Posted By czsz
Re: Flickr Finds

Wow, that's gorgeous. For some reason it makes me think of squares in Paris rather than Trafalgar. And Cram was right, of course, about Copley needing to be redesigned again - more right than he...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 10-15-2010, 10:24 PM
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Posted By czsz
Re: Flickr Finds

Wow, the commuter rail looking like some swish, futuristic transit system...

Unorthodox skyline shots...

I've been away from this thread too long!
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 10-04-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 93,342
Posted By czsz
Re: Flickr Finds

Oh wow, can we please have that burgundy back on the "Purple Line" (hate it when people call it that).
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 08-14-2010, 07:55 PM
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Posted By czsz
Re: Flickr Finds

Even the pedestrian zone cobblestones in Faneuil Hall Marketplace were removed for flatter, "cobblestone-esque" pavers because of the alleged wear and tear (and difficulty for heal-wearers) of...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 06-27-2010, 04:12 PM
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Posted By czsz
Re: Flickr Finds

^ This is sad and true. Boston needs to stop the superblocking not just of development, but of ownership as well.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 06-26-2010, 04:16 PM
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Posted By czsz
Re: Flickr Finds

That was kind of my point. It would probably be filled with chain retailers anyway, but it wouldn't also feel like some unified mall development. It would maybe be less of a kitschy tourist...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 06-25-2010, 08:52 PM
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Posted By czsz
Re: Flickr Finds

It was already 20 years old at that point. I believe the Big Dig conversations started in the 70s...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 06-25-2010, 03:20 PM
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Views: 93,342
Posted By czsz
Re: Flickr Finds

Boston skyline, 1950s...art deco Curley stumps galore:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dboo/sets/72157614351852336/
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 06-25-2010, 02:27 PM
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Posted By czsz
Re: Flickr Finds

Wow, I want to live in 1970s Boston. Look at Quincy Market - it clearly had potential to be a kind of SoHo - first a bohemian quarter, then a retail destination - without the homogenization it...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-22-2008, 10:31 AM
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Posted By czsz
Re: Flickr Finds

Someone mentioned that the mentality that allowed for destruction of the urban fabric took some kind of subconscious inspiration from the destruction of European cities during WWII. If I may suggest...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-21-2008, 12:16 PM
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Posted By czsz
Re: Flickr Finds

^ Can we build an ArchBoston hall of fame just to house this post?
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-20-2008, 08:44 PM
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Posted By czsz
Re: Flickr Finds

The cityscape of the pre-1960s Shawmut peninsula was too unique not to have been discovered and colonised by gentrifying forces attracted by the shift in fashion and taste back toward the raw and...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-19-2008, 07:52 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 93,342
Posted By czsz
Re: Flickr Finds

Complaining about how gentrified the West End is, or about the Disneyfication of Scollay Square.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-19-2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 93,342
Posted By czsz
Re: Flickr Finds

Wow, look at all the little streets/blocks once wedged between Faneuil Hall and Government Center...amazing what disappeared under the widening and realignment of Congress Street alone.

One of the...
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