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Forum: General 07-15-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 16,966
Posted By lapradetom
Re: Temporary Habor Garage discussion thread until project is officially launched

Harbor Towers' website says they have 624 residential units, and according to the Globe article (Lawsuits target high-rise, Thurs. 7/12/18), "A dozen residents and the CLF filed separate lawsuits...
Forum: General 07-11-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 16,966
Posted By lapradetom
Re: Harbor Towers sue to stop 600' Central Wharf Tower

Can I sue Harbor Towers for violating Chapter 91 because THEIR towers are blocking my access to the harbor, or has the statute of limitations already run out? (sarcasm)
Forum: General 07-08-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 16,966
Posted By lapradetom
Re: Temporary Habor Garage discussion thread until project is officially launched

You're right, tobyjug. It may have to be called an underwater groundfront garage. :-)
Forum: General 07-06-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 16,966
Posted By lapradetom
Re: Temporary Habor Garage discussion thread until project is officially launched

There's an opinion page circulating today (BBJ) that hints to the fact that the author of the opinion piece thinks Chiofaro should be willing to "give" more to assure the project proceeds. (that's...
Forum: Development Projects 01-21-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 980,896
Posted By lapradetom
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

^Wow...I want that model for a nice spot in my living room. (Does it light up as well?) :-)
Forum: Development Projects 12-21-2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2,370
Views: 479,049
Posted By lapradetom
Re: Bulfinch Crossing | Congress Street Garage | West End

I remember the fiasco when this garage was deemed structurally unsafe, and had to be shut down. (if I remember correctly) Then next thing you know, they're adding two floors of office space on top of...
Forum: Development Projects 12-20-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1,211
Views: 306,096
Posted By lapradetom
Re: Pierce Boston (née The Point )| Boylston St/Brookline Av | Fenway

^Thank you for that information regarding the color variation on the vertical strips. I thought some strips looked like different colors, but I suspected it could be different light reflections at...
Forum: Development Projects 12-15-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,644
Views: 378,476
Posted By lapradetom
Re: South Station Tower

Well hal-le-freakin-lu-jah, That's great! Thanks for the breaking news. Now let's see if this thing actually gets built. I've gone almost totally grey since it was proposed. :)
Forum: Development Projects 11-25-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1,211
Views: 306,096
Posted By lapradetom
Forum: Development Projects 11-01-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4,266
Views: 832,313
Posted By lapradetom
Re: 111 Federal St. | Formerly Trans National Place (Winthrop Square) Part 2

^I have to say I think it's ridiculous for people on this board to get irritated with others whom happen to like tall buildings. Really though, what do you see when you approach any city in the...
Forum: Development Projects 10-31-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2,243
Views: 521,393
Posted By lapradetom
Re: Copley Place Expansion and Tower | Back Bay

^When the current projects in the pipeline have risen, the skyline will have expanded-giving the city a bigger look to it...Especially North Station area. The new 750' peak downtown (Winthrop Sq.)...
Forum: Development Projects 10-31-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2,243
Views: 521,393
Posted By lapradetom
Re: Copley Place Expansion and Tower | Back Bay

^ This is probably the main reason for the postponement. (the optimist in me refuses to call it a cancellation, as Simon states it's only being postponed) I have two friends working construction at...
Forum: Development Projects 10-30-2016, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2,243
Views: 521,393
Posted By lapradetom
Re: Copley Place Expansion and Tower | Back Bay

^They should've done condos instead of apts., take large pre-construction deposits on the units and start the project when the safety is their to assure enough units are pre-sold as a hedge. Getting...
Forum: Development Projects 10-24-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,211
Views: 306,096
Posted By lapradetom
Re: Pierce Boston (née The Point )| Boylston St/Brookline Av | Fenway

^ These photos highlight just how much of a landmark/point of reference Pierce is becoming for the Fenway area.
Forum: Development Projects 10-11-2016, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 980,896
Posted By lapradetom
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

^I am withholding judgment until I see the finished $700 million product towering in front of me. What I find interesting is that the 789' tall 64/story Four Seasons/Miami (only) :) cost $280 million...
Forum: Development Projects 10-11-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 145,996
Posted By lapradetom
Re: General Electric HQ | 244-284 A Street | Fort Point

^In all reality, I don't recall Jeff Immelt ever mentioning Mars at all. I thought he was quoted as saying he "wants a GE sign so large that it's visible from space".....but maybe I'm wrong. It...
Forum: Development Projects 10-10-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 145,996
Posted By lapradetom
Re: General Electric HQ | 244-284 A Street | Fort Point

^^....How can one simple satirical question about the GE sign elicit responses which read like a college thesis? Thank goodness for the free MIT OCW (open course ware) courses I'm taking.....they...
Forum: Development Projects 10-05-2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 708
Views: 145,996
Posted By lapradetom
Re: General Electric HQ | 244-284 A Street | Fort Point

^I remember reading that Immelt wanted a GE sign on the building that could be seen from space, but the sign shown in the renders does not appear to be anything spectacular. The Great Wall of China...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 09-30-2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1,014
Views: 184,224
Posted By lapradetom
Re: T construction news

^Additionally, the new Great Wolf Lodge Water Park/Resort is on the opposite corner of the interchange, very nearby there. One could theoretically take the train in from Boston and then walk from...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 09-30-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,819
Posted By lapradetom
Re: Should the Aquarium Garage Thread be reopened?

Please don't PEE in their pool.....they don't swim in your toilet!
Forum: Development Projects 09-12-2016, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2,271
Views: 359,054
Posted By lapradetom
Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

Riddle: How can you come out of Wynn's casino with a small fortune?
Answer: You enter with a large one.
Forum: Development Projects 09-12-2016, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 165,214
Posted By lapradetom
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

^I would attend if it would make any difference. But voicing support does not matter if Don insists on a project exceeding the Chapter 90 parameters imposed by the state, so his two-tower proposal is...
Forum: Development Projects 09-08-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 48,096
Posted By lapradetom
Re: Offical City Hall Plaza Proposals

^Gives a whole new meaning to: "There's an APP for that"...... :)
Forum: Development Projects 09-06-2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1,559
Views: 276,748
Posted By lapradetom
Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

Technically, a bunch of Cranes together is a "Herd of Cranes". In this case, it's a "Jackpot of Cranes". :)
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 09-06-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5,298
Views: 657,831
Posted By lapradetom
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

^I also support expansion/improvements/cost cutting. But does anyone really believe that outsourcing the drivers and maintenance labor will accomplish this? I would love to believe this will happen,...
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