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Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 11:06 AM
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Posted By Lrfox
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

I've been thinking the same thing since about last week. We'll see, but I think this thing is juuuuust about there.
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 08:47 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,157
Posted By Lrfox
Re: North End Piazza on The Greenway | 198 Hanover Street | North End

Agreed. I'm not sure if the nearby tunnels limit what can be here, but it would be nice to see a housing component (even just a couple of floors on top of the retail). This is a prime location along...
Forum: General 06-12-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4,509
Views: 503,924
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Open Thread

This is great! How about tips for a 5th or 6th time visitor who REALLY wants to fall in love with the city, but can't quite seem to get over the hump?

I like Montreal. It's walkable, the transit...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-11-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Boston worst traffic in the country.

Anecdotally, I don't think Boston's nearly as bad as some of its peers. Traffic, in my experience, is much worse in (obviously), NY and LA. For cities closer in size, SF, Dallas, DC, Atlanta and...
Forum: Development Projects 06-11-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 23,263
Posted By Lrfox
Re: AVA North Point II | Archtone phase II | East Cambridge

^Meh (the building, not your photos). Not overtly offensive, but that's the best I can say for it. Well, that... and it's better than this...
Forum: Development Projects 06-08-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 147,722
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Marriott Moxy Hotel | 240 Tremont Street (Parcel P-7A) | Theater District

Gotcha, thanks so much for the explanation. This type of insight is what makes this forum so great.
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 06-08-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,651
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Ablarc?

Well said. I once "outed" him on this forum and he sent me a very polite message that, in much further detail than was required, explained his love of the board, the meaning behind is username, and...
Forum: Development Projects 06-08-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 147,722
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Marriott Moxy Hotel | 240 Tremont Street (Parcel P-7A) | Theater District

does that seem like a big core for the footprint, or is that normal? Seems like I've seen a few larger structures with smaller cores, but maybe my eyes are playing tricks.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 06-07-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,509
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Boston - Most Embarrassing Blight That Tourists See

I disagree. The structure isn't perfect, but with better maintenance and some slight, subtle modifications on the ground level targeted at improving the pedestrian experience, it can be an appealing,...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 06-07-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,917
Posted By Lrfox
Re: General Boston Discussion.

One teensy observation from today: There's a plaque on the ground on Tremont in front of the Omni Parker House advising pedestrians to "look up and see the Old North Church in front of you." Thing...
Forum: Development Projects 06-07-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 218,748
Posted By Lrfox
Re: One Bromfield | 1 Bromfield Street | Downtown

It's literally looking right down Bromfield (actually showing more of Bromfield than your photo did) and the point is to illustrate that there is absolutely ZERO issue with the existing buildings...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 06-06-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,509
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Boston - Most Embarrassing Blight That Tourists See

I think it's the plaza that's the problem more than the structure itself. If you were able to green-up the plaza and activate the edges, it wouldn't be bad at all. As it is, the Patios is a really...
Forum: Development Projects 05-31-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 129,174
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Quaker Lane + Congress Square | Downtown

One of the things I love about the Devonshire facade is that they didn't go with a blank wall over the elevator core which is right up against the facade. Instead, they went with windows on the lower...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 05-30-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By Lrfox
Re: 50 Staniford Street Renovation

Agreed. That "plaza" back there is major bit of useless space too. This should be a major improvement.
Forum: Development Projects 05-30-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3,995
Views: 647,137
Posted By Lrfox
Re: The New Retail Thread

Agreed.

Anyone else hear read Eater Boston? I love their seasonal openings lists and this one is for Spring 2018 and beyond - lots to wade through. One note is that the Intermission Tavern (one of...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 05-30-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By Lrfox
50 Staniford Street Renovation

More: https://www.high-profile.com/50-staniford-street-expansion-begins/

This looks like it might be a vast improvement over the nothingness that currently exists on that spot. It'll never be a...
Forum: Development Projects 05-26-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3,995
Views: 647,137
Posted By Lrfox
Re: The New Retail Thread

Oscar de la Renta, 24 Newbury


Tea Forte, 91 Newbury


Salon George de Mello, 123 Newbury


JP Licks, 173 Newbury
Forum: General 05-25-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4,509
Views: 503,924
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Open Thread

3D Printed Architectural models of NYC (Chicago coming soon): https://microscape.co/?cmp_id=1079744802&adg_id=54379590122&kwd=&device=c&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6qzYgbGh2wIVh0Y3Ch0exwSSEAEYASAAEgKfjPD_BwE
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Forum: Design a Better Boston 05-25-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,822
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030

Maybe not this historic urban core, but what about "new urban" developments, and higher density suburban living? I feel like those options might be pretty popular with long-time suburbanites who no...
Forum: Development Projects 05-18-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3,995
Views: 647,137
Posted By Lrfox
Re: The New Retail Thread

I'm sure they'll do fine, but it would have been nice to see something a little open up shop in there. Those categories are pretty well accounted for in the area.
Forum: Greater New England 05-18-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 83,444
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Providence developments

The City Plan Commission voted 5-2 against it which is a recommendation, not a verdict. It still goes before the City Council which gets the ultimate say. I don't see them approving it either, but...
Forum: Development Projects 05-17-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 230,956
Posted By Lrfox
Re: MassDOT Pike Parcels 12 - 15 | Boylston St. and Mass. Ave | Back Bay

Nice! Looking at their Portfolio gives me confidence that they might be able to do it. They have a pretty nice run of recent success in that area: http://samuelsre.com/properties
Forum: Development Projects 05-16-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 129,174
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Quaker Lane + Congress Square | Downtown

Yeah, I was there around 1:30 - looks like they had that piece of the facade secure by the time you got there. It really does look great in person. I would imagine that by tomorrow or Friday the...
Forum: Development Projects 05-15-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3,995
Views: 647,137
Posted By Lrfox
Re: The New Retail Thread

Itíll be nice to have them, but between George Howell in the Publoc Market and Render 121, you have good options a short walk in either direction.
Forum: Development Projects 05-15-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 129,174
Posted By Lrfox
Re: Quaker Lane + Congress Square | Downtown

Skin is pretty damn close to the top on this one. Big crowd watching this today: https://i.imgur.com/CcGsQ66.jpg?1
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