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Forum: 2012 Awards Voting & Discussion 02-06-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,079
Posted By Chessplayer
Re: Hall of Fame (CHOOSE 3)

New & Old State House, Blackstone Block.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 01-21-2010, 03:04 AM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 217,128
Posted By Chessplayer
Re: Boston Skyline Photos

^
Boston looks like a very big city in those first photos.
Forum: General 01-21-2010, 02:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,169
Posted By Chessplayer
Re: Buffalo, NY

The Twin Cities have had a lot more advantages than Buffalo.

It has a much more diversified economy. General Mills from its milling legacy, state govt. in St. Paul, a large number of universities...
Forum: General 01-20-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,069
Posted By Chessplayer
Re: Special Senate Election - Final

The Republicans made changes to medicare and medicaid using reconciliation to bypass a filibuster. Dick Cheney actually cast the deciding vote.

They used it on another three occasions for tax...
Forum: General 01-20-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,069
Posted By Chessplayer
Re: Special Senate Election - Final

Well the Democrats now have two options - grow a backbone or cave in completely.

They should just pass medicare for all through reconciliation - Republicans used it and the public has a short...
Forum: General 12-05-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 17,618
Posted By Chessplayer
Re: Boston is better than NYC!!!

^
Bloomberg is also from Boston.
Forum: Development Projects 11-03-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 673,339
Posted By Chessplayer
Re: South Boston Seaport

Savannah is urban.
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 11-03-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,087
Posted By Chessplayer
Re: A University in a Small City

What in Ravenna are referring to?
Forum: General 10-21-2009, 11:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,278
Posted By Chessplayer
Re: College Essay (Architecture).

Good essay.

Only one thing - passersby.
Forum: Greater New England 10-12-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 38,364
Posted By Chessplayer
Re: Driving around New England Pix's

This used to be the broadcast house for our local news station - now moved to the suburbs.

The planned replacement.
http://www.courant.com/media/photo/2008-12/43693252.jpg

Crossing my fingers...
Forum: Greater New England 10-12-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 38,364
Posted By Chessplayer
Re: Driving around New England Pix's

More than gutted. Barely any bones left.

Two downtown streets are coherently urban.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-07-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 117,972
Posted By Chessplayer
Re: Silver Line - Phase III / BRT in Boston

Removing curbside parking to speed traffic hurts pedestrianization more than it helps mass transit.
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 10-05-2009, 09:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,087
Posted By Chessplayer
Re: A University in a Small City

Red Sox fans are a plurality in CT - and the majority everywhere outside of Fairfield County. I grew up in Wethersfield - South of Hartford - very colonial, very New England. I'll post some...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 10-05-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,087
Posted By Chessplayer
Re: A University in a Small City

I've encountered more dislike of CT in New England than any other part of the country.

Hating Hartford is like hating Springfield. Hating Waterbury is like hating Lowell. Hating New London is...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 10-05-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,087
Posted By Chessplayer
Re: A University in a Small City

^
I would go as far as saying New Haven is the second best urban space in New England - Boston being the first. I visited both Cambridge and Oxford this past year and Yale holds up. I was...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 10-05-2009, 12:00 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,087
Posted By Chessplayer
Re: A University in a Small City

Is anyone else having trouble with the photos on the first page?
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 10-03-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,087
Posted By Chessplayer
Re: A University in a Small City

A model. Looks fantastic.

http://www.preservationnation.org/assets/photos-images/preservation-magazine/todays-news-items/2009/yaleResidential-College-1.jpg
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 09-30-2009, 12:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,874
Posted By Chessplayer
Re: 1920s Boston video

Makes Boston seem huge.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 09-21-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 289,060
Posted By Chessplayer
Re: Photo of the Day, Boston Style - Part Deux

Boston used to have one - don't know why it was changed.
Forum: General 09-18-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4,593
Views: 536,744
Posted By Chessplayer
Re: Open Thread

"21" was a commercial success.
Forum: Development Projects 09-18-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6,375
Views: 1,086,932
Posted By Chessplayer
Re: Rose Kennedy Greenway

There's still a density increase, just less of one.

I hope their heights for the garage towers don't reflect the eventual reality (400' and 600').
Forum: General 09-03-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,290
Posted By Chessplayer
Re: Who Won Tonights Mayoral Debate?

Got to be the same poster, though I don't want to believe it.

I'm laughing.
Forum: General 09-03-2009, 09:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,290
Posted By Chessplayer
Re: Who Won Tonights Mayoral Debate?

Marching to Pretoria reference in there?
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 09-01-2009, 01:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,503
Posted By Chessplayer
Re: WOWWWWWW!

It was incredible. And it doesn't matter that it's not pedestrian friendly. Nobody's looking at their feet.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 09-01-2009, 01:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,398
Posted By Chessplayer
Re: High Spine

The North End is backed against the water and was walled off by the central artery.

Today it feels a bit naked. More isolated and farther away - like you have to leave the city to visit it.
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