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Forum: Development Projects Today, 05:53 PM
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Posted By shmessy
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

+1, Charlie.

Messy and jumbled is PERFECT on Causeway Street.

You know what building on that street ISN'T "messy and jumbled"? The effing O'Neil Building.

The Hub is the second best thing...
Forum: Development Projects Today, 05:37 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 14,335
Posted By shmessy
Re: Amazon HQ2 selected - and not Boston

Equilibria, I found the poll, btw from Siena that was being shown on CNN:

https://www.nationalreview.com/news/poll-majority-of-new-yorkers-supported-amazon-moving-to-nyc/

"...A significant...
Forum: Development Projects Today, 05:19 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 14,335
Posted By shmessy
Re: Amazon HQ2 selected - and not Boston

I'm sorry, but that is patently false.

I saw a poll on CNN or MSNBC last night that showed NY resident support numbers for Amazon's locating there at:

51% White
70% Black
81% Latino

(I...
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 01:57 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 14,335
Posted By shmessy
Re: Amazon HQ2 selected - and not Boston

New York saying no to Amazon, by a long shot.

It's not even a real question.

Amazon had already picked NY. The Olympics never chose Boston. Boston was still in a competition with 4 or 5 other...
Forum: Development Projects 02-14-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 36,696
Posted By shmessy
Re: Bayside Expo Center Redevelopment | Columbia Point | Dorchester

Nice investment UMass Boston!!!!!!

May 2010 - $18.7 million purchase

February 219 - $235 million sale

Now there is a positive story!!!!!
Forum: Development Projects 02-14-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 756
Views: 176,611
Posted By shmessy
Re: General Electric HQ (Phase 1 - Necco Buildings Reno) | 244-284 A Street | Fort Po

I wasn't intimating it was a good or bad thing. Was just making a joke that, evidently, was crossing other people's minds given the timing of the two corporate announcements on the same day.

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Forum: Development Projects 02-14-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 756
Views: 176,611
Posted By shmessy
Re: General Electric HQ (Phase 1 - Necco Buildings Reno) | 244-284 A Street | Fort Po

Furthermore in that Globe article, there's this:
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"GE executives said they still plan to complete the open space work and renovations to a pedestrian bridge that the company promised. GE also...
Forum: Development Projects 02-14-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 756
Views: 176,611
Posted By shmessy
Re: General Electric HQ (Phase 1 - Necco Buildings Reno) | 244-284 A Street | Fort Po

I know......I'm trying to fight it off while it's crossing my mind also.

Correct me if I'm wrong - - at first blush, Boston made out quite well in getting fully reimbursed here and STILL keeping...
Forum: Development Projects 02-14-2019, 01:40 PM
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Views: 176,611
Posted By shmessy
Forum: Development Projects 02-14-2019, 01:13 PM
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Views: 14,335
Posted By shmessy
Re: Amazon HQ2 selected - and not Boston

Per capita? How important is THAT?

If you're talking tech talent per capita, then Israel is far ahead of the US and China combined.

Per capita is largely irrelevant when you're talking world...
Forum: Development Projects 02-10-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6,405
Views: 1,150,522
Posted By shmessy
Re: Rose Kennedy Greenway

It really has become an heirloom civic treasure. An amazing thing to say about something that is less than a generation old.

Standing ovation to those who persevered through the criticisms of us...
Forum: Development Projects 02-10-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,591
Posted By shmessy
Re: Needham Street Redevelopment | Newton

Whenever I'm up there, I purposely avoid businesses/restaurants on Needham Street.

It's just too hideous to drive in that cluster traffic situation. Whoever has been responsible for the...
Forum: Development Projects 02-09-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 766
Views: 178,685
Posted By shmessy
Forum: Development Projects 02-09-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 766
Views: 178,685
Posted By shmessy
Re: 334-364 Boylston Street | Block Redevelopment (Rumor)

Interesting possible inside information, but perhaps would be better if the Mods moved it inside this thread:

http://www.archboston.org/community/showthread.php?t=1835

I really hope they keep...
Forum: Development Projects 02-09-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 14,335
Posted By shmessy
Re: Amazon HQ2 selected - and not Boston

You're putting forth a subjective generalized political viewpoint with which I actually mostly agree.

I'm stating an apolitical, objective fact on one particular subject - Mass Transit - and how...
Forum: Development Projects 02-09-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 766
Views: 178,685
Posted By shmessy
Re: Shreve, Crump & Low bldng may be replaced w/ new develop

Preserve that building!!! And the little gem next door.

The one next to that one? (Tweeter, Etc. sign) - - - THAT'S the one to demolish and build up. Keep the historic character buildings,...
Forum: Development Projects 02-09-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 39,218
Posted By shmessy
Re: Crossroads at Kenmore | 560 Commonwealth Ave | Kenmore Square

Driverless pods within city limits.

We are all just wasting time until that happens.

And, the danger is far worse on running red lights than anecdotal tales of evil government doers making like...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-31-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5,764
Views: 801,517
Posted By shmessy
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Thank you. I just signed. C'mon folks!
Forum: Development Projects 01-31-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 39,218
Posted By shmessy
Re: Crossroads at Kenmore | 560 Commonwealth Ave | Kenmore Square

Holy crap, what would please people around here regarding imaginative architecture? The Route 128 abomination/insult to Boston being rushed through the BPDA across the street under the Citgo...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-24-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5,764
Views: 801,517
Posted By shmessy
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Exactly. I don't understand the "Let's bite off our nose to spite our face" crowd.

The better option is NOT to simply say "no" to everything and become Dubuque, Iowa because of temporary traffic...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-24-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5,764
Views: 801,517
Posted By shmessy
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

That would have been fun for everyone today. Fred Flintstone would run a rickshaw to get you to Logan.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-24-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5,764
Views: 801,517
Posted By shmessy
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Would you prefer the Big Dig never happened and we still had the Central Artery going through the heart of Boston and using only the Callahan and Sumner tunnels for Logan access?

Medicine never...
Forum: Greater New England 01-24-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,549
Posted By shmessy
Re: U-Mass UMass Amherst buildings

UMass Isenberg School of Management new wing is now open! (My son just had his first class of the semester in there on Tuesday and reports it is spectacular):
...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-10-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3,326
Views: 461,054
Posted By shmessy
Re: Biking in Boston

+1. It's about efficiency of movement. If everyone simply acts like an adult and stay in their lane, Boston can handle 5+ million residents and Odurandina can get all the supertalls he wants.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-10-2019, 02:57 AM
Replies: 3,326
Views: 461,054
Posted By shmessy
Re: Biking in Boston

Remedial Life Skills 101; Progression occurs in the direction of the movement.

As has been shown in this thread, you are the only one having trouble with that.......For the sake of innocent...
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