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Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 07-31-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 32,904
Posted By citylover94
Re: General Boston Discussion.

I don't think this is a real proposal I couldn't find anything about the building on the Boston planning department website. Also they talk about turning the pleasant street incline into a pedestrian...
Forum: Development Projects 07-22-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 46,574
Posted By citylover94
Re: State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

He also designed the South Station Tower so assuming that ever happens that would end up being his last tower to break ground.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-28-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6,410
Views: 934,021
Posted By citylover94
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

I fail to see why MIT having more money and plans to expand the Kendall area even more means they would want to block a rail line to provide better access to an expanded Kendall Square. You have not...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-27-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6,410
Views: 934,021
Posted By citylover94
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

I believe MIT has help develop the planning documents that currently exist in regards to the Grand Junction RR so clearly they have had a say in what happens and some of those plans talked about rail...
Forum: Development Projects 06-22-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 46,574
Posted By citylover94
Re: State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

I would assume you just subtract the 27.52 from the 547.33 height and call that the actual building height which would be about 520 feet. I guess there is a slight chance that the 27 feet isn't the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-14-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,639
Views: 294,643
Posted By citylover94
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

NYC is an in USA case of a system where the vast majority of stations are inaccessible. ADA hasn't had much of an effect there.

Guardian Aticle...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 05-06-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By citylover94
Re: City Streets official thread

Paris isn't exactly a planned city it is really more a typical medieval city layout with a planned boulevard network superimposed on top. The creation of the boulevard network required the demolition...
Forum: Development Projects 04-30-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2,009
Views: 487,697
Posted By citylover94
Re: South Station Tower | South Station | Downtown

They already have announced that it is required in the filings with the city. The bottom of the tower will be offices and the thinner upper floors will be residential.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-24-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 16,117
Posted By citylover94
Re: Charlie Card/MBTA Fare Replacement system

Why are you convinced the South Station modification will be a dungeon? The renderings show plenty of space for natural light to enter from the sides like in the station in the image I don't...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-23-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 300,290
Posted By citylover94
Re: Regional Rail (including North-South Rail Link)

Many of the commuter rail lines in Boston have a strong anchor city at the end not just the Providence line. The Worcester Line, Lowell Line, Haverhill Line, and even the Newburyport/Rockport Line...
Forum: Development Projects 04-12-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2,009
Views: 487,697
Posted By citylover94
Re: South Station Tower | South Station | Downtown

Even with four tracks there won't be capacity for every train to run through especially with the 15 minute headways being proposed for most lines by Transit Matters and the MBTA's own future planning...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-12-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 16,117
Posted By citylover94
Re: Charlie Card/MBTA Fare Replacement system

I just checked and at least on apple devices you can authenticate your fingerprint before you tap so it is ready to go.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-06-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6,410
Views: 934,021
Posted By citylover94
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Third rail isn't an option for the commuter rail because of the issues presented by at grade crossings. F-Line has some detailed posts explaining the issues with third rail electrification. Plus it...
Forum: Development Projects 02-07-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 63,366
Posted By citylover94
Re: Crossroads at Kenmore | 560 Commonwealth Ave | Kenmore Square

Traffic cameras are also a privacy issue though so it isn't that simple and better enforcement by police officers would help as well as a high fine. NYC was able to get people to stop blocking the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-05-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 195,434
Posted By citylover94
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

Yes and part of the removal of several of their highways has been in conjunction with expansions of the mass transit system which is important because that obviously helps. Boston is however in a...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-04-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 195,434
Posted By citylover94
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

A better example might be the highway that Seoul South Korea tore down and in the process daylighted a river and built a linear park next to the river. If I remember correctly that was a major...
Forum: Development Projects 01-31-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 63,366
Posted By citylover94
Re: Crossroads at Kenmore | 560 Commonwealth Ave | Kenmore Square

I don't see anywhere in or near Sullivan Square that utilizes the traffic pattern they are using here and in general the streets near Sullivan Square have narrow sidewalks and infrequent crosswalks...
Forum: Development Projects 01-29-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 30,761
Posted By citylover94
Re: BU Data Sciences Center | 665 Commonwealth Avenue | BU Central

They seem to have adjusted the facade treatment of the podium so that it appears less monolithic which is really helping the tower and the podium relationship to work better than before. At least for...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 01-29-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 34,714
Posted By citylover94
Re: Kenmore Sq

The BPDA page (http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/kenmore-hotel) might be showing an updated render, but I am not sure to be honest.
Forum: Development Projects 01-24-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 46,574
Posted By citylover94
Re: State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

528' is the highest occupied floor and is what the Globe and other news agencies will reference until/unless HYM releases a notice giving the architectural height of the building including the crown.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-18-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 195,434
Posted By citylover94
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

If the MBTA commuter rail upped frequencies on the Worcester Line to every 30 minutes all day would that be considered an adequate replacement for Storrow Drive? The added capacity to the Worcester...
Forum: Development Projects 01-16-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4,549
Views: 1,341,150
Posted By citylover94
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

Boston is a much larger city than Nashville though unless you look at city proper population which doesn't give a good picture. Nashville's city proper is 504 square miles in land area. Boston's is...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-11-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 195,434
Posted By citylover94
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

I don't think this has been designed yet beyond choosing the alignment and making a basic massing model to demonstrate how things will be positioned.
Forum: Development Projects 11-16-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 23,225
Posted By citylover94
Re: Massport Parcel A2 | Seaport

This map shows the location of parcel A2

http://www.nesfa.org/boskone-history/b47/bostonseaportmap.jpg
Forum: Development Projects 11-11-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4,549
Views: 1,341,150
Posted By citylover94
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

I think there are hills in the way that block the skyline from there because the interchange is set in a low point surrounded by hills.
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