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Forum: Development Projects 08-21-2019, 07:55 PM
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Forum: Development Projects 08-21-2019, 12:52 PM
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Views: 2,599
Posted By KentXie
Re: Redevelopment of Symphony Huntington Properties

Speaking in general terms, my only gripe with these redevelopment is that they typically results in sterilized retails replacing the existing retails, i.e. chain stores replacing non-chain stores.
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Forum: Development Projects 08-20-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 189,695
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Re: Bulfinch Crossing Residential Tower (GCG Phase I) | 50 Sudbury St | Gov't Center

You're not alone. I make near six figures before tax (just a tad above the median household income in Boston) and I can't even afford a 1 bedroom apartment in Boston. But I guess that's life in the...
Forum: Development Projects 08-19-2019, 08:01 PM
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Views: 273,054
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Re: The Alcott (née Garden Garage Towers) | 35 Lomasney Way | West End

You would also have to raze the entire city of Boston and organize them into squares of 8 story residential blocks to get that population. No thanks.
Forum: Development Projects 08-19-2019, 07:53 PM
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Re: The Alcott (née Garden Garage Towers) | 35 Lomasney Way | West End

Is it really an economic advantage when it's one of the only major city without a direct rail line to the airport? Honestly, in all my travels, I can get to downtown in the following cities with...
Forum: Development Projects 08-19-2019, 06:29 PM
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Views: 273,054
Posted By KentXie
Re: The Alcott (née Garden Garage Towers) | 35 Lomasney Way | West End

No, more of the blame should be shifted to the proximity of Logan Airport. Look at the FAA map. The "tall zones" is restricted to an area SMALLER than the size of Logan Airport itself. Name a major...
Forum: Development Projects 08-19-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 32,243
Posted By KentXie
Re: 1000 Boylston Street | MassDOT Parcel 15 | Back Bay

This. I know people want to talk about how robust Boston's economy is but it doesn't really matter if the banks willing to lend money to developers want to reduce their overall portfolio exposure to...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 08-19-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 170,441
Posted By KentXie
Re: Aerials

Shot from one of the Red Arrows that flew over today.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ECWLhFcWwAA2Dp-?format=jpg&name=large
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 08-19-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,569
Posted By KentXie
Re: Skylines of the World

^^That's how they did it in Chicago; pass-through traffic on the second level, pedestrian and street level traffic on the top level, and I think the bottom level is mainly for freight. There are...
Forum: Development Projects 08-18-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 32,243
Posted By KentXie
Re: 1000 Boylston Street | MassDOT Parcel 15 | Back Bay

You can put part of the blame to the foreign and economic policies of the current administration. You literally can't plan ahead when every 3 months, you get a sign of a possible recession. The...
Forum: Development Projects 08-05-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2,390
Views: 480,101
Posted By KentXie
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

I wouldn't necessarily say it needs too much transit for it to be successful. Just looking across the border at the casino in Montreal where the only transportation there is basically uber or a cab....
Forum: Development Projects 08-05-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,490
Posted By KentXie
Re: Orient Heights BHA Redevelopment | Faywood Ave/Vallar Rd/Waldemar Ave | East Bost

I'm not saying it's not a bad thing but I wonder how much of the impact is because of the lack of resource dedicated to maintaining the neighborhood, rather than the cause being a bunch of poor...
Forum: Development Projects 08-04-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,490
Posted By KentXie
Re: Orient Heights BHA Redevelopment | Faywood Ave/Vallar Rd/Waldemar Ave | East Bost

Just a question. Why do you think that these places will turn into slums? Is it because you believe that the city will ignore this area as soon as these apartments are constructed?

Maybe it's the...
Forum: Development Projects 07-25-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 46,595
Posted By KentXie
Re: Rio Grande (née Dudley Square Residential Tower) | Washington St. | Roxbury

Is this mainly affordable. I'd give it slack on its design if that's the case.
Forum: Greater New England 07-23-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 481
Views: 121,500
Posted By KentXie
Re: Providence developments

Love the design. It looks "out of place" in Providence because of the old/conservative designs of what was built 10+ years ago. That should not be the reason to tone down this tower.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-20-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6,409
Views: 934,015
Posted By KentXie
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Apologies if I missed this but did they ever find out what caused the Red Line derailment?
Forum: Development Projects 07-18-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 189,695
Posted By KentXie
Forum: Development Projects 07-18-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 667
Views: 189,695
Posted By KentXie
Re: Bulfinch Crossing Residential Tower (GCG Phase I) | 50 Sudbury St | Gov't Center

Off topic but unless that truck is actually carrying bio-hazard, which I doubt it is because that truck is not built to transport bio-hazard, the employee who came up with that logo should be fired.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-18-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6,409
Views: 934,015
Posted By KentXie
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Is it though? A lot of people tend to just look at this issue as, oh I'll be late 1 or 2 days out of a work week but the cost is more than that. There's mental cost to this, having to stress out each...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-11-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6,409
Views: 934,015
Posted By KentXie
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Honestly, if I lived on the Red Line, I'd invest in a car and drive to work. Better yet, ask if you can remote and work from home.
Forum: Development Projects 07-10-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 29,061
Posted By KentXie
Re: Marine Wharf (Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites) | 660 Summer St | Seaport

Goes to show you that VE'ing isn't a socialism only thing, rather a symptom of greed that is prevalent under a capitalistic system as well.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-28-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6,409
Views: 934,015
Posted By KentXie
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

They probably don't want to contract out coach buses to provide shuttle services because doing so means no passenger heading northbound from Braintree/Ashmont would have to pay any fare. Piece of...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-28-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6,409
Views: 934,015
Posted By KentXie
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Girlfriend taking the Red Line today. 30 minutes to get from North Quincy to JFK. Put on standby at JFK for 20 minutes. The T should start running fucking bus shuttles down the Red Line after...
Forum: Development Projects 06-25-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 46,574
Posted By KentXie
Re: State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

Personally I think they should put a ship at the bottom so it is riding that "wave" on the building. It would be a clear homage to their logo:
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Forum: Development Projects 06-25-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 46,574
Posted By KentXie
Re: State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

Not sure if this was posted before but State Street's LinkedIn posted a rendering with their name on the building.
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