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Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 07:01 AM
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Views: 142,139
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Volpe Transportation Center Development | Kendall Sq | Cambridge

I concur Volpe is not a 'true' cage but it sure looks to me that they are trying to attenuate EM leakage. The windows look to be recessed, the facade face material looks to be cut on the oblique so...
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 06:37 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 14,361
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Amazon HQ2 selected - and not Boston

Different strokes for different folks. The types of jobs that Amazon will be putting in Nashville are different from the type of jobs Amazon would put in Boston / Cambridge.

Amazon employees by...
Forum: Development Projects 02-14-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 756
Views: 176,613
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Forum: Development Projects 02-14-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 142,139
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Volpe Transportation Center Development | Kendall Sq | Cambridge

Are you familiar with Tempest?

Are you familiar with Faraday cages?

https://www.archdaily.com/448050/trafag-e2a/5282f094e8e44e8e72000072-trafag-e2a-photo

^^^Click on image icon to open in a...
Forum: Development Projects 02-14-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 142,139
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Volpe Transportation Center Development | Kendall Sq | Cambridge

The Federal government is not in the business of being a retail landlord, -- unless the property was seized by the government. A while back, the government operated an ecdysiast emporium that it had...
Forum: Development Projects 02-14-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 14,361
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Amazon HQ2 selected - and not Boston

The correct NY Times link
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/14/nyregion/amazon-hq2-queens.html?emc=edit_na_20190214&nl=breaking-news&nlid=10059472ing-news&ref=headline
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-14-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 4,017
Views: 746,343
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Logan Flight Additions

Airbus is ceasing production of the A380. Last deliveries in 2021, apparently to Emirates.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-13-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 996
Views: 167,922
Posted By stellarfun
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

Allston Yards is next to Boston Landing, quite distant from the Beacon Park Yard.
Forum: Development Projects 02-13-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 86,233
Posted By stellarfun
Re: SBWTC /South Boston Waterfront Transportation Center | Seaport

The number of off-street parking spaces in South Boston is frozen, and has been for decades. About 30,400 spaces total. As of January 2019, about 1500 spaces were in the bank, and available.
...
Forum: Development Projects 02-11-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 203,475
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Marriott Moxy Hotel | 240 Tremont Street (Parcel P-7A) | Theater District

You will barely see it.

https://goo.gl/maps/cJcpLFd17Rx

Looking north from Tremont at Oak.
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 02-10-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By stellarfun
Astounding popularity of aB

To what should this new great burst in popularity be attributed to?

As of 6:25 PM EST on Feb 10, there were six members and 6924 guests visiting archBoston!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Development Projects 02-10-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 203,475
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Marriott Moxy Hotel | 240 Tremont Street (Parcel P-7A) | Theater District

Nothing new.

Popular WWI camouflage style called Dazzle. Used less in WWII

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/19/a0/e4/19a0e4dc28ab72b25e670f739f0a508a.jpg
Forum: Development Projects 02-09-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 766
Views: 178,690
Posted By stellarfun
Re: 334-364 Boylston Street | Block Redevelopment (Rumor)

That link just links back to the same thread.
Forum: Development Projects 02-08-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 29,335
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Temporary Habor Garage discussion thread until project is officially launched

The Commonwealth is allowing Chiofaro to build above the height of the otherwise allowable limit of 125 feet. In essence, he has received a waiver. But the waiver does not allow him to build 1.5...
Forum: Development Projects 02-08-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 29,335
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Temporary Habor Garage discussion thread until project is officially launched

Whether he ran over my dog or my pet turtle is immaterial.

It was a hollow offer; the ultimate determiner of what gets built in place of the HT garage is the Commonwealth (because of Chapter 91),...
Forum: Development Projects 02-08-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 29,335
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Temporary Habor Garage discussion thread until project is officially launched

Chiofaro offered $50 million in unrestricted money provided the city let him build 1.5 million square feet, and two towers 59 stories and 40 stories. Anything less, no money.
Forum: Development Projects 02-08-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2,864
Views: 662,491
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Cambridge Developments

I'll stick this here, given the great number of Alexandria properties in Cambridge.

Huge father-son fight at Alexandria.

...
Forum: Development Projects 02-08-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 29,335
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Temporary Habor Garage discussion thread until project is officially launched

Don Chiofaro is not above seeking a tax break.

http://archive.boston.com/business/articles/2006/05/25/chiofaro_plans_high_rise_housing_on_greenway/

If he got the tax break that he sought 13...
Forum: Development Projects 02-08-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 29,335
Posted By stellarfun
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

I know, in your universe, its the world against Don Chiofaro.

A principal of the lobbying firm retained by the Aquarium was quoted in the Commonwealth magazine article:


And what project did...
Forum: Development Projects 02-07-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 142,139
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Volpe Transportation Center Development | Kendall Sq | Cambridge

The DOT specifically told GSA the replacement for Volpe had to be near MIT. If it wasn't, Volpe would be moved to another state.

In 2015, NASA awarded over $11+ billion in prime contracts to...
Forum: Development Projects 02-07-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 142,139
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Volpe Transportation Center Development | Kendall Sq | Cambridge

^^^^ This.

The building was designed for the client, and I am sure a resurrected whighlander would wax at length about the client not wanting too much electronic or visual visibility into this...
Forum: Development Projects 02-05-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 39,224
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Crossroads at Kenmore | 560 Commonwealth Ave | Kenmore Square

See:
https://traffic.findlaw.com/traffic-tickets/state-traffic-camera-restrictions.html

https://www.wickedlocal.com/news/20160515/brookline-traffic-cameras-left-on-around-clock
...
Forum: Development Projects 01-31-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 39,224
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Crossroads at Kenmore | 560 Commonwealth Ave | Kenmore Square

https://www.dosde.com/discover/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/fachada-casa-batllo-gaudi-barcelona-dosde-publishing.jpg

^^^^Casa Batllo, Barcelona.

That one elevation looks like dripping candle wax.
Forum: Development Projects 01-30-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 39,224
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Crossroads at Kenmore | 560 Commonwealth Ave | Kenmore Square

https://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_835w/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/29/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/SG_KEN_View3_OPT1_06_jedit01_flat.jpg

From the Studio Gang
...
Forum: Development Projects 01-30-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,889
Posted By stellarfun
Re: P&G close to deal for Fort Point land next to GE headquarters

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2019/01/29/related-beal-deal-buy-key-fort-point-site-sources-say/jhyR2ub9p3xGrlt05VYTvI/story.html
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