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Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 10-21-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,565
Posted By briv
Re: Briv

OK, Lex. Relax.

I'm still here. If you would like to volunteer to help with the admin of the site let me know. We can definitely use it.
Forum: Development Projects 05-26-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1,206
Views: 302,078
Posted By briv
Re: Pierce Boston (née The Point )| Boylston St/Brookline Av | Fenway

Here's a shot of the Pierce with the restored Muddy River section in front:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/pierce_may_2017_b_zpsuocmzwkz.jpg
Forum: Development Projects 03-03-2017, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1,206
Views: 302,078
Posted By briv
Re: Pierce Boston (née The Point )| Boylston St/Brookline Av | Fenway

From a week or two ago, a different context:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/ef44ac05-bac6-4d0b-ac49-81c626f36bb2_zpsfsef2nok.jpg...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 01-28-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,561
Posted By briv
Re: Rifleman BAN OR STAY

Much ado about nothing. Rifleman is not getting banned regardless of the poll and regardless of whether he wants it. If Rifleman doesn't want to post anymore, he shouldn't post anymore.

Mod policy...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 01-28-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1,149
Views: 208,595
Posted By briv
Re: Boston Skyline Photos

A different kind of view, Mission Hill:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/20170106_1636252_zpsdro2gjfj.jpg
Forum: Development Projects 12-19-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,419
Posted By briv
Re: The Berkeley | 370-380 Harrison Ave | South End

How is this new iteration superior to the last one? I thought the massing and use of materials was far better in the original. Now we get a big monolithic mass extending the whole length of the block...
Forum: Development Projects 11-18-2016, 01:04 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 97,266
Posted By briv
Re: East Boston Developments

Lighten up, it was joke. This site is a better place when Beton is posting. Especially in this thread since EB is his hood.
Forum: Development Projects 10-21-2016, 10:34 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 191,127
Posted By briv
Re: One Greenway (Parcel 24) | 0 Kneeland Street | Chinatown

Me too. There's definitely some weirdness going on with these cores.
Forum: Development Projects 10-15-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 16,813
Posted By briv
Re: Limited-service Hotel Project | 73 Essex St | Chinatown

I agree as well. To lose this building to a mini-Kensington would only further diminish this part of downtown.
Forum: Development Projects 10-15-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 55,355
Posted By briv
Re: MIT East Campus - Kendall Square Gateway | Cambridge

Pulled from the SoMA pdf:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/mit_furure_kendal_sq_zpshrdd4eix.jpg

I'm liking so much of what's going on in this picture. It will be fantastic if they can...
Forum: Development Projects 09-30-2016, 11:44 PM
Replies: 1,206
Views: 302,078
Posted By briv
Re: Pierce Boston (née The Point )| Boylston St/Brookline Av | Fenway

Here's a couple from yesterday:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/pierce_boston_a_092816_zpsxsd2db82.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/pierce_boston_092816_zpsucgagzar.jpg
...
Forum: Development Projects 09-22-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 29,589
Posted By briv
Re: Julie Hall | Brookline Ave | Emanuel College | Fenway

The old building is gone -- Pierce Boston and 1350 Boylston under construction in the background:


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/briv1/20160921_1201322_zpsselrqzmu.jpg
Forum: Development Projects 09-16-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 334,093
Posted By briv
Re: Boston Properties Office Tower | 888 Boylston Street | Back Bay

The fencing around the plaza is down and it's open to the public.
Forum: Development Projects 09-03-2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 47,568
Posted By briv
Re: New Residence Hall at New England Conservatory

I don't think I've ever seen these terracotta shingles before. I'm really liking the way they look in person. Far superior to the typical concrete panel/ alucabond crap popping up all over.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 08-27-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 133,926
Posted By briv
Re: Aerials

Great link, goldenretrievers. What a fascinating doc. Thanks for posting it.

It's astounding how far the Harbor Islands have come since 1969. Raw sewage being dumped into the harbor, smoldering...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 07-21-2016, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,728
Posted By briv
Re: SEO Spam

I removed the bldup bot from the board. I was on the fence about it for a while but it just started to get out of hand. I don't think the board was benefiting from the incessant reposting of its...
Forum: Development Projects 07-15-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 29,589
Posted By briv
Re: Julie Hall | Brookline Ave | Emanuel College | Fenway

This site is fence off and the landscaping is being removed. It looks like they're getting ready to demo the existing building.
Forum: Development Projects 06-11-2016, 12:18 AM
Replies: 4,254
Views: 817,652
Posted By briv
Re: 111 Federal St. | Formerly Trans National Place (Winthrop Square) Part 2

The phallic stuff, I don't get it. I think if someone wants to look at at a tall building and see a penis, they'll see a penis. Just like if someone wants to look at something like a stadium and...
Forum: Development Projects 06-10-2016, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4,254
Views: 817,652
Posted By briv
Re: 111 Federal St. | Formerly Trans National Place (Winthrop Square) Part 2

The majority of these proposals are fat, grotesque towers like the ones that already make up our chunky skyline, albeit a bit taller... but also a bit fatter. Lendlease is the only proposal I could...
Forum: Development Projects 05-27-2016, 11:57 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 79,237
Posted By briv
Re: Our Lady of Good Voyage | Seaport Sq Parcel H | 55 - 57 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

I think the brick work gives this building an interesting texture, but those vertical control joints totally ruin the effect. These could have been masked pretty easily by incorporating...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 05-20-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,777
Posted By briv
Re: ArchBoston Awards

Of course I'm still around, man. I read/admin the board every day, even if I'm not posting so much lately.

The awards will definitely be back this year. There will also likely be some other...
Forum: Development Projects 04-04-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 218,972
Posted By briv
Re: One Bromfield | 1 Bromfield Street | Downtown

I like the tower quite a bit. I think it would serve as a nice contrast among downtown's boxes. I'm a little skeptical that the cantilevers and all those curves will survive VE, though.

I'm not a...
Forum: Development Projects 02-27-2016, 11:57 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 118,148
Posted By briv
Re: The Boulevard (née The Times/Littlest Bar) | 110 Broad St | Downtown

It wouldn't be nearly as cringey if there was an actual boulevard anywhere near this.
Forum: Development Projects 10-18-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 499,370
Posted By briv
Re: Avalon North Station | Nashua Street Residences | West End

Boston has become the city of tubby towers.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 09-06-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 70,274
Posted By briv
Re: Where am I? The photo contest

Long Wharf Marriott.
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