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Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-06-2009, 12:15 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 24,466
Posted By garbribre
Re: Blackstone buildings in line for ground floor rehabs.

The other buildings don't seem to be greatly affected. However, 225 Franklin, at least in those two-month old pictures, seems to lose some of the drama of the protruding, hanging bays over the sunken...
Forum: Development Projects 03-05-2009, 11:22 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 89,507
Posted By garbribre
Re: $1 billion development proposed to reshape downtown Quincy

Even $800 billion doesn't pay for one good brain. :p

This has nothing to do with brains. :rolleyes:

If it did--if any large scale developments did... well, you can all fill in your own blanks...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 03-05-2009, 10:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 19,243
Posted By garbribre
Re: Harvard Square in Allston?

And blade... where are your pictures? Hmmmm....? ;)

I would disagree that it would be too dense of a model for Allston. This is just what Allston needs and the adjoining neighborhoods should...
Forum: Development Projects 03-02-2009, 11:25 PM
Replies: 3,349
Views: 696,874
Posted By garbribre
Re: Downtown Crossing

Pffff. Hardly! Get to the back of the line. :)




Sometimes, when I read stuff here, I have to assume many of you live in some protective bubble, surrounded by books, and don't get out much....
Forum: Design a Better Boston 03-02-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 19,243
Posted By garbribre
Re: Harvard Square in Allston?

Not that South Hadley couldn't have worked, looking more rock solid, and I mean that metaphorically, but it's suitable for its environment. Holyoke and Sorbonne are not comparable physical and...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 03-02-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,825
Posted By garbribre
Re: Homes Worth More than $1 Million by State

^ Yup. Spent all the money on the main cathedral and did the rest like a bunker. However, the area below the main cathedral is suitably built out of concrete for its purpose--a crypt/mausoleum. The...
Forum: Development Projects 03-02-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3,349
Views: 696,874
Posted By garbribre
Re: Downtown Crossing

Hehehe. So true.

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/7854/img71331024x768.jpg

Oakland. Last week. Zipping by on the bike. This is the block beyond the renovated and recently re-opened Fox...
Forum: Development Projects 03-02-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 333,524
Posted By garbribre
Re: Harvard - Allston Campus

AP IMPACT: Some nonprofits can't touch their money

By MARTHA WAGGONER, Associated Press Writer, Sunday March 1, 2009

"It's a frustrating quandary for universities, orchestras and other...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-01-2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 16,352
Posted By garbribre
Re: Best Urban Shopping Area

^WGU's?
WTF? :p



Wasn't always that way, though.



An old-world, agricultural, rural model, that was slow to change but forced to by rapidly expanding developments during the...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 03-01-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,760
Posted By garbribre
Re: Slow?

Ha! I was just going to find a post where I could ask about this, and whine about it, too. I thought it was my ISP being woggy, or because of all the pics in some posts. However, nothing else I am...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 03-01-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,254
Posted By garbribre
Re: The East Bay

Last week's message:


http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/1784/img71561024x768.jpg
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 03-01-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,254
Posted By garbribre
Re: The East Bay

http://www.alamedainfo.com/Posey_Tube.htm

The experience I had going through the tunnel/tube is common. I've read testimonials from people who commute through that tunnel five days a week! I...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 03-01-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,426
Posted By garbribre
Re: How the Crash Will Reshape America

^ "Just because I'm in the arts, doesn't mean I want to be poor."
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-01-2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,013
Posted By garbribre
Re: Boston's Best Modern Urbanism

^ Realty offices are useful for some people. However, many of them scattered along a few commercial blocks is kind of absurd, temporary supply and demand arguments aside. (Kind of like how I feel...
Forum: General 03-01-2009, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,563
Posted By garbribre
Re: Boston through Chinese Eyes

Aw! I was hoping for something racist. :eek:

As to why he says Boston has lost its dynamism (because of big buildings?!), and why you ... we ...okay, I think it has are two very different things....
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-01-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 16,352
Posted By garbribre
Re: Best Urban Shopping Area

Ron didn't invoke Davis yet? That's curious!
Porter? Central?
All still have grocery stores?

By default, limited to the listed choices: Coolidge (lived there, gladly, during the early 80s);...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 02-26-2009, 12:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,254
Posted By garbribre
Re: The East Bay

So I'll just be playing by myself over here.

At least DT Dave played with me a bit in the SF thread. (Thanks, Dave, now holed up again in Delhi--not the good Lower East Side kind.)

Alameda....
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 02-25-2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,825
Posted By garbribre
Re: Homes Worth More than $1 Million by State

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/5894/img73251024x768.jpg

The Church of the Gargantuan Vag was looking quite icy-blue today.
Forum: Development Projects 02-25-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 71,967
Posted By garbribre
Re: New Lansdowne St.

Dumb 'argument' indeed.

In my day (pulls up in wheelchair), if a band didn't play over two hours--even in a small club setting with at least two 40 minute sets plus an encore, they could get...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 02-25-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,583
Posted By garbribre
Re: Ritz-Carlton Vancouver - Dead

The Vancouver Ritz building tower design would look nice on the Winthrop Square parking garage site, wouldn't it?

A solution for a nice fit on the odd-shaped, small footprint, and with an added...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-25-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,336
Posted By garbribre
Re: Infill MBTA stations

I wonder how many buildings we will be saying that about in twenty or more years, of those that will be stalled or canceled from this era?

So many renderings from that era have an ominous, heavy,...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 02-20-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,580
Posted By garbribre
Re: Green Cities, Brown Suburbs

Oh, yeah!

Paying for it the next few years and longer, we, ummm, they, will be. I'm running away, just in time.

So tired of the mythologies about California and the Bay Area (and even about...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 02-20-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,716
Posted By garbribre
Re: Saving Buffalo?s Untold Beauty

Discovered this article, not posted here yet, it seems, when reading the Green Cities, Brown Suburbs link.

Can Buffalo Ever Come Back?
by Edward L. Glaeser
from City Journal - Autumn 2007
...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 02-20-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,422
Posted By garbribre
Re: San Francisco (and the Peninsula)

Hell, no! As I said elsewhere, I need to do this. Unfortunately, my wants are secondary at the moment.



Accurate attribution or not, he'll always be noted for his quote, as Gertrude Stein...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 02-20-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 29,409
Posted By garbribre
Re: Ugly Boston

Aw, damn! I thought somebody was actually conducting an Ugly Tour of Boston. :) I was looking forward to participating.

Hmmmm.... :idea:

Those two homes have been derelict since I grew up...
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