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Forum: Development Projects Today, 12:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,601
Posted By odurandina
Re: Redevelopment of Symphony Huntington Properties

i disagree. Rents are insane, labor; expensive, transient, lazy, unreliable and snarky. Retail puts owners in an early grave. Worse, the customer market is broke from paying these insane rents.
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Forum: Development Projects Today, 10:43 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 47,708
Posted By odurandina
Re: One Post Office Square Makeover and Expansion

As was mentioned on the first page, this is gonna be (2) 88 Boylston St's stacked upon the other. Therefore, this will be exactly (2) times as good as "88." The more i think about the 500' fat turd,...
Forum: Development Projects Today, 10:18 AM
Replies: 410
Views: 62,983
Posted By odurandina
Re: Kenmore Square North

a deed of horror.
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 1,087,456
Posted By odurandina
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Interesting that the USGS chooses SF as it's poster child;

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/topics/geologicmaps/liquefaction.php

Liquefaction Susceptibility

Liquefaction is a phenomenon...
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 10:30 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 179,789
Posted By odurandina
Re: Fort Point

7 Channel Center/ Berkeley Investments, the 21 story/200 unit apartment tower proposal looked really good. It was unveiled in April, 2016 (if memory serves, the same night as the 709' tower at 1...
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 02:00 AM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 1,087,456
Posted By odurandina
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

1. SF is built on top of the coastal Sierra Nevada alluvial plain, on sands and gravels resulting from weathering over tens of millions of years.

2. At wide-ranging depths, San Francisco's...
Forum: Development Projects 08-21-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 41,827
Posted By odurandina
Forum: Development Projects 08-21-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 41,827
Posted By odurandina
Re: The Huntington | 252, 258, and 264 Huntington Avenue

The timetable of proposal to decades long nimby wars, to approval, through booms and busts to Tonka trucks [when you are considerably older] in this City vs Cambridge's proposal to construction [in...
Forum: Development Projects 08-21-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 667
Views: 189,701
Posted By odurandina
Re: Bulfinch Crossing Residential Tower (GCG Phase I) | 50 Sudbury St | Gov't Center

^^we've known for a long time it's >600'.

i guess the 601' we see from the FAA site is to the tip.

Wait; aren't there 2 plateau's in Downtown Boston:

~510 and 600'?
Forum: Development Projects 08-20-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 189,701
Posted By odurandina
Re: Bulfinch Crossing Residential Tower (GCG Phase I) | 50 Sudbury St | Gov't Center

A friend at the State House says companies are paying so many low salaries to foreign workers, this was bound to happen. Much slower growth may already be here.
Forum: Development Projects 08-20-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,252
Posted By odurandina
Re: Suffolk U dorm (Ames Hotel)

It certainly isn't great. But, i'm not sure its terrible either. Probably something in between.
Converting this to a dorm is great for Suffolk, and bad for Boston & visitors (given the location). ...
Forum: Development Projects 08-20-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 273,055
Posted By odurandina
Re: The Alcott (née Garden Garage Towers) | 35 Lomasney Way | West End

Sounds as much geosoil eng myth. But what are we talking? 450' or 950'?

In any case, so much of the UWS is at least reasonably tall and dense,

not to mention quite enough of Manhattan!
Forum: Development Projects 08-18-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 32,243
Posted By odurandina
Re: 1000 Boylston Street | MassDOT Parcel 15 | Back Bay

This might be your finest post evaar:

optimistic (so you), factual, uplifting, & tacitly understated.
Forum: Development Projects 08-18-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 32,243
Posted By odurandina
Re: 1000 Boylston Street | MassDOT Parcel 15 | Back Bay

It is out of whack. The proof:

More often than not; not building appropriate height where it is appropriate to build it.
Forum: Development Projects 08-18-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 32,243
Posted By odurandina
Re: 1000 Boylston Street | MassDOT Parcel 15 | Back Bay

On every site either in the High Spine, or abutting it, not called

1. 1 Dalton
2. MT
3. SST
4. Winthrop Square

It has been a fight for every inch above 380~400'. There's too many total...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 08-17-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By odurandina
Re: Youtube/Encore room views of Skyline

Suggestion to DD:

Maybe change the thread name to "Boston Area Hotel Amenities & Views"
Forum: Development Projects 08-17-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 32,243
Posted By odurandina
Re: 1000 Boylston Street | MassDOT Parcel 15 | Back Bay

This. Ted Landsmark saw the problem and spoke up at the meeting.
Everyone on the aB board saw it.

i like Adam Weiner. He's professional, friendly.... made himself available to the shareholders....
Forum: Development Projects 08-17-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 32,243
Posted By odurandina
Re: 1000 Boylston Street | MassDOT Parcel 15 | Back Bay

The next time one of these assholes says, yimby's have some kind of pathological problem with nimby's, MAYBE it's the nimby's and their dickhead enablers who are the actual problem. Yes, they are...
Forum: Development Projects 08-16-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4,182
Views: 1,120,900
Posted By odurandina
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

^^Resident tower is 496'.
Office tower is 509'.

*point of interest: the originally approved height of the resident tower was to have soared over the West End, reaching 659' to the top of the...
Forum: Development Projects 08-16-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 47,708
Posted By odurandina
Re: One Post Office Square Makeover and Expansion

Okay if you promise to add the Sheraton Towers and do them first.
Forum: Development Projects 08-16-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 30,159
Posted By odurandina
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 08-15-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By odurandina
Forum: Development Projects 08-15-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 46,574
Posted By odurandina
Re: State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

Well, HYM's move not to attempt to own everything outright was brilliant, imo.

Things should move faster and more smoothly to the latter phases! :)



Read more at:...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-13-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3,054
Views: 587,019
Posted By odurandina
Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

oh oh..........

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/08/12/count-very-worried-about-green-line-extension-project-mbta-official-says/LGEt7bCoNuccl34rPE0LrK/story.html
Forum: Development Projects 08-12-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 293,065
Posted By odurandina
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

They needed to change the shape of the cantilevers. The footprint is too small to sustain a commercially viable tower. The building itself needed to be wider. Developers need to be able to show a...
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