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Forum: Development Projects 06-24-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 462,783
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Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Lots of potential for this area to become well-connected to public transportation if you consider potential for an infill commuter rail station, footbridge to Assembly on the Orange Line, and perhaps...
Forum: Development Projects 11-11-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,048
Posted By TheBostonian
Re: UMass Boston to Offer Student Housing in 2018

I agree UMB leadership should be more responsive, especially to the students living in the dorms. But I also hope that any building issues, like the HVAC and elevators, are quirks that the builders...
Forum: Development Projects 11-06-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 462,783
Posted By TheBostonian
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Say hello to Boston's new skyline
Forum: General 06-23-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,509
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Forum: General 06-23-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,509
Posted By TheBostonian
Way off topic: What is this building?

https://pbs.twimg.com/ad_img/989889089259352065/UfuxLnlo?format=jpg&name=orig
Forum: Development Projects 03-09-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 181,353
Posted By TheBostonian
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

You guys are making me want to stop reading ArchBoston.
Forum: Development Projects 01-10-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 181,353
Posted By TheBostonian
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

From the BI link: "For those wondering what their city may look like should Amazon choose it, the company's current home in Seattle is a cautionary tale. Locals point to snarled traffic, soaring...
Forum: Greater New England 12-14-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 117,949
Posted By TheBostonian
Re: Providence developments

This pro-development forummer who rarely chimes in feels compelled to say that it would be tragic to lose the Superman Building. I'm not very familiar with the local development climate in...
Forum: Development Projects 09-18-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 38,205
Posted By TheBostonian
Forum: Development Projects 04-04-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 38,205
Posted By TheBostonian
Re: New UMass Boston student housing project

Thank you for posting these. I'm very interested in seeing the construction, but I just about never get down there.
Forum: Development Projects 03-06-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 38,205
Posted By TheBostonian
Re: New UMass Boston student housing project

UMB can be a dreary place. My advice as an alum is that it is essential to be social with classmates and instructors. That might come naturally at a residential campus, but it takes effort at a...
Forum: Development Projects 03-06-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 38,205
Posted By TheBostonian
Re: New UMass Boston student housing project

There are graduate students and undergraduate transfer students who will only attend UMB for a year or two who will know nothing but this torn up campus. And the demolition of the garage substructure...
Forum: Development Projects 03-05-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 38,205
Posted By TheBostonian
Re: New UMass Boston student housing project

My understanding is that utilities for the original campus megastructure are contained within the parking garage that is beneath and between the original buildings. Before the school demolishes the...
Forum: Development Projects 01-21-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4,466
Views: 1,319,016
Posted By TheBostonian
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

Nice. Let's install a 1:1 scale model of this in the Back Bay.
Forum: Development Projects 12-30-2016, 11:07 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 193,549
Posted By TheBostonian
Re: General Electric HQ | 244-284 A Street | Fort Point

Ditto. What would we have called that kind of space before that term?
Forum: Greater New England 11-15-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 117,949
Posted By TheBostonian
Re: Providence developments

I'm feeling agnostic about the height. But whatever the height, I would hope for a good urban and human-scaled street level with quality design and a variety of active storefronts. My dream would be...
Forum: Greater New England 07-15-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,971
Posted By TheBostonian
Re: Greater New England -- Portland Area -- Landscape Architecture Market?

I can't answer all your questions. But I know Portland based engineers who do some work in the Boston area. And I know some Boston area engineers who do some work in Maine. I know Boston based...
Forum: Development Projects 06-14-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 102,174
Posted By TheBostonian
Re: Our Lady of Good Voyage | Seaport Sq Parcel H | 55 - 57 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

Because this church is human scaled, simple, and fairly traditional, it will be a key building that orients people within the Seaport. No one will give you directions to turn right after the third...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-07-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,113
Posted By TheBostonian
Re: Traffic Disaster Looming in BOSTON

That is an enlightening statement.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 05-30-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,635
Posted By TheBostonian
Re: Trans national place tower 1 and 2

I think a supertall downtown tower would have to an iconic design.
Forum: Development Projects 05-28-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 18,178
Posted By TheBostonian
Re: JFK U-Mass

Nice shots, BeeLine.

I had a chance to see the inside of University Hall. This is not the kind of spectacular building that will make AB forumers tingle. But it is a very practical and positive...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 05-19-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,248
Posted By TheBostonian
Re: Your opinion on the State Street building

I've always liked it. It adds variety to the skyline and the sign projects Boston's economic power.

I don't expect much of the ground floor of a tower.
Forum: Development Projects 04-27-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 201,276
Posted By TheBostonian
Re: Whiskey Priest/Atlantic Beer Garden Redevelopment | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

How big do garage doors need to be?

https://www.google.com/maps/@-22.9838292,-43.2120168,3a,75y,341.43h,84.36t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1szHPeBmGtLDiIzrAwxEyy8w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1
Forum: Development Projects 03-27-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2,005
Views: 482,583
Posted By TheBostonian
Re: South Station Tower

Maybe not everyone sees the ridiculousness of this statement. It is some silly developerspeak to say that South Station will only become a landmark when this is built.
Forum: Development Projects 03-27-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2,005
Views: 482,583
Posted By TheBostonian
Re: South Station Tower

From the Hines page:

"With commencement of construction anticipated in early 2017, South Station is destined to become a future landmark in Boston."
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