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Forum: Development Projects 06-09-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 65,114
Posted By EdMc
Re: SBWTC /South Boston Waterfront Transportation Center | Seaport

Today’s garages look better than ever, the Harbor Garage could be dressed up similarly. The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy could hold a competition to brighten the facade of the Harbor Garage with...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 05-28-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By EdMc
Re: Santa Fe, New Mexico, an Architecturally Unique American City

In spite of mountains close by, Santa Fe is, except for some gentle slopes, essentially flat downtown and it is an easy and pleasant walkabout as the whole of downtown has a neighborhood feel since...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 05-23-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By EdMc
Re: Santa Fe, New Mexico, an Architecturally Unique American City

Downtown Santa Fe is not an amusement park, people live, work and play here. You can head to the countryside to see older adobe buildings built between 1000 and 1450 in Taos Pueblo, a UNESCO...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 05-23-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By EdMc
Santa Fe, New Mexico, an Architecturally Unique American City

“The City Different”, where architecture is truly art and art as a craft is practiced throughout city. visitsantafe.com - “Santa Fe ranks as the third largest art market in the country, with hundreds...
Forum: Development Projects 02-22-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 59,841
Posted By EdMc
Re: Winter Garden | 100 Federal St. | Financial District

This is one reason why I enjoy visiting our (booming) American cities, “objects of interest”. Whether it’s unique clocks, creative signage, colorful retail window displays, sidewalk patterns, water...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 12-30-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By EdMc
John Portman, Peachtree Center, Embarcadero Center, Renaissance Center, Dies at 93

I remember following his developments with keen interest. His hotel atriums were widely imitated by other architects as the article states. His architecture was notable and made a splash whether you...
Forum: General 12-25-2017, 05:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 300
Posted By EdMc
2.5 Miles of LED Lights

Check out the Vimeo ....
https://la.curbed.com/2017/12/22/16812924/downtown-la-wilshire-grand-new-years-eve-light-show
.... and the interesting link, “almost 2.5 miles of LED lights”, embedded in...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 12-09-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,507
Posted By EdMc
Re: RIP Zaha Hadid

“Form of Intrigue” stated on development sign. December 6, 2017

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Forum: Development Projects 10-17-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 122,583
Posted By EdMc
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Drawbacks,

If chosen, Boston will never be the same, some, or much, of its charm will be overwhelmed or disappear.

Curbed Boston, October 17, 2017
“What cities fighting for an Amazon...
Forum: Development Projects 10-14-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 122,583
Posted By EdMc
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

I appreciate the boulevard thought, but, Amazon would require the density needed that air rights over the Turnpike would provide. Also, when Copley Place was built, the development was applauded for...
Forum: Development Projects 10-14-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 122,583
Posted By EdMc
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Let’s talk perspective.

HELLO, APPLE!

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Wikipedia

On June 7, 2011, Apple's then-CEO Steve Jobs presented to Cupertino City...
Forum: Development Projects 10-13-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 122,583
Posted By EdMc
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

This should give Boston serious consideration by Amazon for the HQ2 location.

Boston Business Journal, Oct 12
Boston is No. 1 in the country for startups (again), says U.S. Chamber

“For the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-04-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 55,038
Posted By EdMc
Re: Proposed Boston flood barrier

Washington Post, July 4, 2017
"Ancient Romans made world’s ‘most durable’ concrete. We might use it to stop rising seas."

quotes -
"The harbor concrete, a mixture of volcanic ash and quicklime,...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 07-04-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By EdMc
Re: Boston Urbanism June 2017

^ Thanks, Mike
^ Thanks, Padre Mike, one thing that Tampa (assuming) and Boston both have to worry about is rising seas. During king tides, some Miami streets flood and Long Wharf in Boston gets a...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 07-01-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By EdMc
Re: Boston Urbanism June 2017

den, I look for color to add attractiveness to my photos, and I'm always alert for sidewalk scenes with colorful umbrellas. For me, al fresco dining is a quintessential cityscape for picture taking....
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 07-01-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By EdMc
Re: Boston Urbanism June 2017

Thanks, you won't find me complaining much.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 07-01-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By EdMc
Re: Boston Urbanism June 2017

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Really appreciate the comments, thanks.
I find walking around downtown Boston on a beautiful day fascinating, the workers out at lunchtime create a palpable buzz, the new and old architecture...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 07-01-2017, 05:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By EdMc
Boston Urbanism June 2017

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Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 06-03-2017, 02:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,746
Posted By EdMc
Re: Ode to Brutalism

Hubman, I only recall, and was interested in, mainstream publications covering the curious oddity of the building, the aesthetic. It was striking at the time and really stood out from the rest of the...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 06-02-2017, 06:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,746
Posted By EdMc
Re: Ode to Brutalism

Without knowing all of the signature buildings being designed during his time, Pereira seemed to go in another direction from the rest of the pack. The Pyramid garnered a lot of national attention.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 06-01-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,746
Posted By EdMc
Re: Ode to Brutalism

Allow me to add this wonder from Wikipedia:

Geisel Library is the main library building of the University of California, San Diego Library. It is named in honor of Audrey and Theodor Seuss Geisel,...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-18-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5,258
Views: 640,827
Posted By EdMc
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

From the Imagine Boston 2030 plan:

"The current building boom is really just beginning. Much of this is predicated on the belief that Boston will keep growing. The plan projects a population of...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-16-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5,258
Views: 640,827
Posted By EdMc
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

RailwayAge, May 16, 2017
MTA unveils bold plan to modernize New York City subway
...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-04-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 170,108
Posted By EdMc
Re: North-South Rail Link

The program's focus was on engineering challenges. Examples included an incredible maneuver dubbed, "the Eye of the Needle", where a massive boring machine passed 33 inches above an existing subway...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-03-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 170,108
Posted By EdMc
Re: North-South Rail Link

WGBH, NOVA, 9pm, "Super Tunnel". That's tonight, Wednesday, May 3 !

"Follow an army of engineers and designers as they tackle the complex challenge of building Crossrail, a massive new...
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