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Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 10:33 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 23,022
Posted By FK4
Re: Jamaica Plain Infill

Such a shame. The landing in front of that church is a great urban space, and deserves so much more activity than it gets.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-12-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6,249
Views: 910,081
Posted By FK4
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Nice one. Sheís a twit.
Forum: Development Projects 07-12-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 23,022
Posted By FK4
Re: Jamaica Plain Infill

What exactly does that refer to? The Jackson Sq master plan? Or to the new corridor plan? If true, thatís ridiculous. I agree about radicals; they nearly defeated what wouldíve been a perfectly fine...
Forum: Development Projects 07-12-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 23,022
Posted By FK4
Re: Jamaica Plain Infill

Jackson Square isnít a region; itís an intersection. The actual square is long gone but before urban renewal, was a massive intersection (Columbus / Pynchon, Ritchie, Amory, Centre) that entirely...
Forum: Development Projects 07-11-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 23,022
Posted By FK4
Re: Jamaica Plain Infill

This is Columbus.. There is almost nothing on this stretch. 12 stories, or even more, would be appropriate here. And this is coming from someone who is not a huge fan of the height fetishists. And,...
Forum: Development Projects 07-11-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 23,022
Posted By FK4
Re: Jamaica Plain Infill

Ugh. The mayors rezoning of this corridor is such a sham. This building literally sits in the middle of wasteland on one side and some of the ugliest housing projects in the city on the other. ...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 07-11-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By FK4
Re: [SITE REVAMP] Moderator Nominations

datadyne007
stellarfun
Equilibria
Arlington
Van
Statler
Beton Brut


Probably a few others Ive missed
Forum: Development Projects 07-10-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 172,276
Posted By FK4
Re: Bulfinch Crossing Residential Tower (GCG Phase I) | 50 Sudbury St | Gov't Center

Yeah that was funny.

But, seriously, Iíve soured on this and thatís cuz I see it a lot. Itís not BAD, but Iím so fucking sick of these 20-40 story boring and bland residential pieces of shit....
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-10-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6,249
Views: 910,081
Posted By FK4
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

I made the switch from drive to train (commuter to red line) only a couple weeks before the derailment. Itís been disgusting, try getting home during rush hour - itís absolutely insane. Iíve been...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-10-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,959
Posted By FK4
Re: Unbuilt roads around metro Boston

ďBeautiful, beautifulĒ....
Sounds familiar...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-09-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,959
Posted By FK4
Re: Unbuilt roads around metro Boston

Holy fucking shit! Like Van, Iíve searched for big documents on the Interbelt for yearsÖ Iím not as obsessed with transportation stuff as I used to be, but I have spent many hours pouring over...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-08-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,959
Posted By FK4
Re: Unbuilt roads around metro Boston

Wow, this is a great read. Itís hard to find good treatments of stuff like the inner belt - itís usually a little too ďnicheĒ for something as well researched as this piece is. I would love to see...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-06-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,959
Posted By FK4
Re: Unbuilt roads around metro Boston

Except... The original parkway stuff was Olmstead and Eliot and predated autos.. then, the later parkway stuff really wasnít ďdriving cultureĒ as we mean today, but more in line with the ďletís go...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 07-06-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,777
Posted By FK4
Re: Photo of the Day, Boston Style: Part XII (2019)

I actually have always loved the views of the dome against clear, unobstructed sky, so this makes me sad.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-06-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6,249
Views: 910,081
Posted By FK4
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

I hesitate to derail this, but..

Youíre dead on.

Perhaps more on track: having urban design and infrastructure that brings people together rather than atomizing them is one lever of solution...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-06-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,959
Posted By FK4
Unbuilt roads around metro Boston

I didnít see anything on this so making a new thread. Perhaps when aB gets the eventual reorganization weíve been talking about, there can be a sub-portal to all unbuilt infrastructure projects.
...
Forum: Development Projects 07-06-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 139,787
Posted By FK4
Re: Bulfinch triangle

West End, not Bullfinch Triangle...
Forum: Development Projects 07-03-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 23,608
Posted By FK4
Re: Fenway Theater | 12 Lansdowne St | Fenway

Cmon. Those housing projects are ugly as shit, and the towers that are replacing them are gonna be so much nicer. Those projects crammed in too many people, anyway, cutting the density to...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-03-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By FK4
Re: Unbuilt railroads

Interesting that the line is drawn as running right across Corey Hill in Brookline. I wonder what they were thinking, if anything.
Forum: Development Projects 07-03-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 36,466
Posted By FK4
Re: Cambria Hotel | 6 West Broadway | South Boston

The MBTA should have sold or leased their plot to allow for the Starbucks building to project all the way onto the prow of that land...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-01-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By FK4
Re: Unbuilt railroads

I really would love to have this map (or something similar) on my wall. I found an awesome Boston sewer map that was the exact same dimensions, looks like the same cartographer, as this one.

This...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-01-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6,249
Views: 910,081
Posted By FK4
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Right ó but what entity "forces a restudy" here? Harvard? Does the state actually have any power to force a restudy when Harvard owns all the land?
...



Again, my real concern is that, given...
Forum: Development Projects 06-28-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3,348
Views: 819,883
Posted By FK4
Re: Seaport Neighborhood - Infill and Discussion

I know itís because of height restrictions that exist for a good reason, but from a far, the Seaport just looks absolutely terrible due to the plateau affect. We need a couple of much taller...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-28-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6,249
Views: 910,081
Posted By FK4
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Yeah, I remember / am familiar with that map ... but even when they talked about LRT, my understanding is that was all predicated on whatís an essentially unbuildable Circle Line, rather than BRT /...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-28-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6,249
Views: 910,081
Posted By FK4
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Southbound service during rush hour was absolutely insane last week. Iíve been driving this week so I donít know if itís any betterÖ But they were running southbound trains about once every 15 to 20...
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