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Forum: Development Projects Today, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1,490
Views: 348,858
Posted By stellarfun
Re: South Boston Infill and Small Projects

beeline, stop spoiling a great story about spoils disposal.

Exterior drains were an improvement and extension of the previous method!
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Forum: Development Projects Today, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1,490
Views: 348,858
Posted By stellarfun
Re: South Boston Infill and Small Projects

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48279908921_7291a2d253_b.jpg

^^^^Is this outside plumbing??!!!!???

https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/outdoor-plumbing-pvc-pipes-outside-house-36473315.jpg
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Forum: Development Projects Today, 05:38 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 88,449
Posted By stellarfun
Re: 401 Park Drive (formerly Landmark Center) | Fenway

A long expository riff on Samuels and Landmark, and the history. More a paean of praise then new 'news', though the article does say that Samuels is not yet done with this area of the Fenway.
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Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 07:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,443
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Harvard Square: Transformation

https://www.bostonglobe.com/resizer/HeWS225oDpxC-QTtZAPfDn7XRw0=/820x0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-bostonglobe.s3.amazonaws.com/public/LVYSEBE46YI6TIWKQ7DTXUPPDQ.jpg

The owner of a lot of property in...
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 02:56 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 37,886
Posted By stellarfun
Re: One Post Office Square Makeover and Expansion

So the earlier roof crane / hoist was to lift the heavier crane, and the counterweights?
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 11:40 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 27,841
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Marine Wharf (Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites) | 660 Summer St | Seaport

This area is Sampler heaven.

I agree these look far too refined for a Hampton Inn, but also they're too light (and white) for the St. Regis.
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Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,248
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Boston Arts Academy | 174 Ipswich Street | Fenway

da south bronx.

https://youtu.be/8AVzkTd9R44

how it got that way

https://youtu.be/3zDvsS8JsnY
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements Yesterday, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By stellarfun
Re: [SITE REVAMP] Moderator Nominations

Thank you for the nomination, but I kindly decline.
____________________
Let me add there are many good names suggested. I will single out two: Beeline, for his near encyclopedic knowledge of...
Forum: Development Projects 07-12-2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 6,425
Views: 1,208,555
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Rose Kennedy Greenway

I think you're right.

http://americaninno.com/wp-content/uploads/wpallimport/files/1//2015/03/New-Bench-Rendering-1024x645.jpg

The horizontal rafters are too far apart to support vines.
Forum: Development Projects 07-11-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6,425
Views: 1,208,555
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Rose Kennedy Greenway

The descriptive list of this year's public art on the Greenway is both extensive and impressive: e.g., a Porscha turned into a spaceship. (And how did a certain poster miss that, ---from a...
Forum: Development Projects 07-10-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 29,994
Posted By stellarfun
Re: BU Data Sciences Center | 665 Commonwealth Avenue | BU Central

What are the up to 12 digital screens to be installed at Warren Towers?
Forum: Development Projects 07-09-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 27,841
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Marine Wharf (Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites) | 660 Summer St | Seaport

Always be wary of designs where the renders are night-time, because it will look like crap in daylight.
Forum: Development Projects 07-09-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,611
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Back Bay parking lot sells for 40 million

I'll re-post about a building in Washington DC.


https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2017/08/03/capital-one-makes-huge-real-estate-buy-in.html
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Forum: Development Projects 07-09-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,961
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Worcester Ballpark & Redev

whighlander, I am well aware of the different boundaries for various statistical areas.

However, aB has a separate sub-forum for development outside of Boston Metro. This subforum has a...
Forum: Development Projects 07-07-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,961
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Worcester Ballpark & Redev

The Boston MSA consists of the following counties: Middlesex, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Plymouth, Rockingham (NH), Strafford (NH). It does not include Worcester, which is a separate MSA,
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Forum: Development Projects 07-07-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,961
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Worcester Ballpark & Redev

This belongs in the existing Worcester thread. If this were being built in Pawtucket, would this project be stuck in the Boston sub-forum?

I think an exception could be made for projects outside...
Forum: Development Projects 06-30-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 201,275
Posted By stellarfun
Re: The St Regis Residences (former Whiskey Priest site) | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

I got to voice my preference for material and color for a new building being designed by a starctitect. There were about a half dozen choices. I told him, 'as it is not my money, I'll go with the...
Forum: Development Projects 06-30-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 920
Views: 201,275
Posted By stellarfun
Re: The St Regis Residences (former Whiskey Priest site) | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/59c81bdf03596e9882d66742/59c81cf74c0dbfdb28d9ba0d/59cfd897cf81e0a1cd8b4a47/1506795174972/170607_150Seaport_Northeast.jpg?format=1500w
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Forum: Development Projects 06-30-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 920
Views: 201,275
Posted By stellarfun
Re: The St Regis Residences (former Whiskey Priest site) | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

From this latest render, the palette for this building is going to be darker and less crystalline than I expected. Subdued rather than a shimmering jewel box.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-29-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4,129
Views: 816,790
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Logan Flight Additions

Massachoicetts, thanks for that explanation. I had great difficulty finding a flight on Saturday the 6th from BOS to DCA, other than early morning.
Forum: Development Projects 06-29-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,443
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Harvard Square: Transformation

Not to sidetrack this thread too much, but Ferlinghetti is 100 years old, though blind.
https://www.npr.org/2019/03/20/704903571/a-lost-little-boy-nears-100-poet-and-publisher-lawrence-ferlinghetti...
Forum: Development Projects 06-28-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,092
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Office Tower | 125 Lincoln St | Leather District

There's a lot of sleight of hand in this presentation.

> Five levels of underground parking. How many spaces, if any, will be available for visitors to Chinatown?
> Significantly less retail...
Forum: Development Projects 06-28-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 38,399
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Constellation Center Cambridge

From the Globe article,

> for zoning, there will be cultural / entertainment venue(s) on the lowest floors. Discussions underway on what the community wants.

> most interesting part of the...
Forum: Development Projects 06-28-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,443
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Harvard Square: Transformation

Still there as of last June.

https://goo.gl/maps/598SUK3gCYNACzwU8

Should be landmarked.
Forum: Development Projects 06-28-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,443
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Harvard Square: Transformation

Are you suggesting that Harvard owns all this commercial property, or should own it?

From the City of Cambridge real property database. (I took two short streets near Harvard Square because I am...
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