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Forum: Development Projects 07-28-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 38,032
Posted By Scipio
Re: Alexandra Hotel

Spits coffee at screen

It sold!

https://thebostonsun.com/2017/07/28/hotel-alexandra-sells-to-cambridge-company-to-close-in-12-months/

There is the small matter of a 12 month closing time,...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-13-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 409,338
Posted By Scipio
Re: Biking in Boston

Boston apparently already has $6 mil on hand to redo Summer Street. The city council expects work to start in September, which seems really fast considering that there haven't been any meetings or...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 07-07-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,551
Posted By Scipio
Re: How to post an image

Photobucket is shutting down their free hosting services: https://www.buzzfeed.com/katienotopoulos/photobucket-just-killed-a-chunk-of-internet-history?utm_term=.jaLrj3mJo#.xbAkjEPMb

Lots of old...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 05-31-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,994
Posted By Scipio
Re: Ode to Brutalism

The BBC's Bunkers, Brutalism, and Bloodymindedness documentary makes this connection explicit - some of the junior draftsmen, architects, and engineers building things like this...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-26-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 17,654
Posted By Scipio
Re: Beacon Hill Civic Association sues to stop installation of sidewalk ramps

Summary judgement will allow the city to resume installing the ADA curb ramps:
http://beaconhilltimes.com/2017/05/24/suffolk-superior-court-rules-in-citys-favor-on-ada-ramps/
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-25-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 409,338
Posted By Scipio
Re: Biking in Boston

Boston has been working on a new parking-protected bike lane on Westland Street: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DApX3_QW0AAKk-X.jpg

It isn't finished yet, they tweeted that they are going to finish...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-25-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 62,450
Posted By Scipio
Re: Biking the Boston 'Burbs (Trails, MDC, & Towns beyond Hubway area)

The town has already approved $850k for engineering and land acquisition to get it ready for construction, but opponents to a rail trail proposal in Swampscott have forced it onto the ballot in a...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-17-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 409,338
Posted By Scipio
Re: Biking in Boston

Lots of meetings and a little infrastructure going in this week. So far:

Monday: Meetings on two short separated bike lanes (Brattle Street leaving Harvard and Mass Ave approaching Harvard) in...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-16-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 409,338
Posted By Scipio
Re: Biking in Boston

The trail connecting Rozzie Square to the Arboretum and then onto Forest Hills is at the 10% design stage: http://www.bulletinnewspapers.com/23511/285448/a/arboretum-plan-coming-together

They are...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-14-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 409,338
Posted By Scipio
Re: Biking in Boston

Google's new Maps edit process is terrible, I have a <50% success rate trying to get them to add new infrastructure and fix errors.
Forum: Development Projects 05-08-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 38,032
Posted By Scipio
Re: Alexandra Hotel

No deal from either of the two interested buyers:



http://thebostonsun.com/2017/05/05/blighted-hotel-alexandra-deal-falls-through-this-week-after-promising-talks-with-two-buyers/

The next...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-28-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,579
Posted By Scipio
Re: Emergency Closure of Bridge to (Boston's) Long island

Boston appears to have abandoned its plans to replace the bridge:
https://commonwealthmagazine.org/politics/boston-abandons-long-island-bridge/
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-27-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 409,338
Posted By Scipio
Re: Biking in Boston

It sounds like there was a relatively positive meeting for Cambridge's quick-build demonstration separated bike lanes on Cambridge Street:
...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-27-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 62,450
Posted By Scipio
Re: Biking the Boston 'Burbs (Trails, MDC, & Towns beyond Hubway area)

Wow, that's crazy how close the Lynnfield vote came.

In cases where a town declines a lease offer does the rail corridor stay with the state until trail advocates can try again in a few years, or...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 04-25-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,994
Posted By Scipio
Re: Ode to Brutalism

We have a couple chances to hear some actual odes to Brutalism over the next few weeks:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C-RRbRjUQAAvANh.jpg
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-20-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 409,338
Posted By Scipio
Re: Biking in Boston

That looks about the same as it has all winter, but work on the cycle track is starting up again this week: https://www.boston.gov/transportation/connect-historic-boston
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-20-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5,358
Views: 683,308
Posted By Scipio
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Thanks for the pics, I never noticed those before!
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-18-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 409,338
Posted By Scipio
Re: Biking in Boston

Cambridge is having its first meeting on their rapid Cambridge Street separated bike lanes next week: https://www.facebook.com/events/1325711207506089/
...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-15-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 62,450
Posted By Scipio
Re: Biking the Boston 'Burbs (Trails, MDC, & Towns beyond Hubway area)

A list of all the suburban infrastructure I'm aware of that's supposed to open or at least start construction this year:


Infrastructure currently under construction and expected to open in 2017...
Forum: Development Projects 04-10-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 66,247
Posted By Scipio
Re: Mission Hill (Re-)Development

The Art Park lawsuit is finally over: http://missionhillgazette.com/2017/04/07/art-park-project-court-battle-appears-over/
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-24-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 74,822
Posted By Scipio
Re: Casey Overpass

Some of the other parkway projects connected to the Arborway aren't making much progress: http://jamaicaplaingazette.com/2017/03/24/dcr-called-out-for-slow-action-on-parkway-project/
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-24-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 732
Views: 122,621
Posted By Scipio
Re: Fall River/New Bedford Commuter Rail

I bet South Coast Hyperloop happens before SCR Phase 2:
http://www.southcoasttoday.com/special/20170321/sen-elizabeth-warren-supports-plan-to-bring-hyperloop-to-somerset
Forum: Design a Better Boston 03-23-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,934
Posted By Scipio
Re: Most Disliked Buildings

That's a style ubiquitous enough to have a name: the Arlington Pillbox.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-22-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 122,621
Posted By Scipio
Re: Fall River/New Bedford Commuter Rail

Notice of Project Change filed



Documents are here: http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/southcoastrail/Documents/Environmental.aspx
Forum: Design a Better Boston 03-19-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,934
Posted By Scipio
Re: Most Disliked Buildings

MGH Revere:

http://i.imgur.com/dM9vnRh.jpg

and 495 Summer Street:

http://i.imgur.com/XUdPczE.jpg

Both of these look like something that a 1990s Tier 3 Chinese city would build to prove...
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