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Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 10:43 PM
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Posted By KentXie
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Exactly. And you better hope the land doesn't get scarce because while you are oohing and ahhhing at the tall glass tower going up, you'll be seeing it from your house a few towns over because at...
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 697,394
Posted By KentXie
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

It wouldn't happen. Most tall towers tailors to the luxury housing market and as soon as that demand is satisfied, developers stops building tall towers until the demand comes back to drive price up...
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 697,394
Posted By KentXie
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

http://www.nytimes.com/images/blogs/laughlines/thehugemanatee.jpg
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 01:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,298
Posted By KentXie
Re: Parcel P-12 | Chinatown

Is Stantec the same architect that designed 319 A Street?

http://www.c21cityside.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/319-A-St-Rear_Nov-11_FOR-WEB.jpg

Also loving the set backs and how thin this...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-12-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 45,664
Posted By KentXie
Re: Proposed Boston flood barrier

Why does it matter anyways? The current administration gives zero shit about the environment. At the current rate, the state isn't going to receive funding to build these barriers (the fed government...
Forum: Development Projects 01-04-2018, 09:11 PM
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Views: 697,394
Posted By KentXie
Forum: Development Projects 01-04-2018, 01:58 AM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 697,394
Posted By KentXie
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Dude..wtf is wrong with you? Are you off your meds? Please seek some help, for your sake. These nervous breakdowns can't be healthy for you.
Forum: Development Projects 01-03-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 697,394
Posted By KentXie
Re: Winthrop Square Garage Being Demolished

In case you're wondering what the height is:

"The Projectís zoning height of approximately 664 feet (710í AMSL) is consistent with the operating guidelines provided by Massport and the technical...
Forum: Development Projects 01-03-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 697,394
Posted By KentXie
Re: Winthrop Square Garage Being Demolished

Absolutely hideous. Holy fuck it's 45 Stuart Street on steroids. How does Boston keep getting these awful awful designs? It literally looks like the cheapest furniture you can buy at IKEA and then...
Forum: Development Projects 12-29-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 18,442
Posted By KentXie
Re: Winthrop Square Garage Being Demolished

The spire was the worst part of the proposal. I feel like any spire that looks like an antenna should not be called a spire.
Forum: Development Projects 12-29-2017, 01:33 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 18,442
Posted By KentXie
Re: Winthrop Square Garage Being Demolished

I can't believe it's been nearly 10 years since I've first seen this proposal. Still feels recent to me. Granted, I'm kind of glad this wasn't built. Aside from the height, the original proposal was...
Forum: Development Projects 12-29-2017, 01:29 AM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 65,731
Posted By KentXie
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

^^Because some people here lack empathy and maturity.
Forum: Development Projects 12-27-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 15,987
Posted By KentXie
Re: Omni Hotel @ BCEC | Summer St | Seaport

+1. I don't know why some of y'all are so quick to provide architects excuses instead of holding them to some standards.
Forum: Development Projects 12-26-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 15,987
Posted By KentXie
Re: Omni Hotel @ BCEC | Summer St | Seaport

Yes but unfortunately the only project that really thought outside the box is the one that is stuck in the mud.

And yeah the Omni Hotel is a "filler" building. Just like the Hilton Hotel and the...
Forum: Development Projects 12-26-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 15,987
Posted By KentXie
Re: Omni Hotel @ BCEC | Summer St | Seaport

https://www.designboom.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/zaha-hadid-520-west-28th-chelsea-condos-new-york-high-line-designboom-12.jpg
Forum: Development Projects 12-25-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 15,987
Posted By KentXie
Re: Omni Hotel @ BCEC | Summer St | Seaport

I'm not talking about the neighborhood. I'm talking about the architecture of the buildings. Yeah a few of them are decent (the cylindrical one and M1-M2 stand out) but the rest of them are massive...
Forum: Development Projects 12-25-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 64,180
Posted By KentXie
Re: Proto | 88 Ames Str. - Kendall Sq. | Cambridge

+1. Its great when we get a building that doesnt look wider than it is tall as well.
Forum: Development Projects 12-25-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 15,987
Posted By KentXie
Re: Omni Hotel @ BCEC | Summer St | Seaport

Idk but they still need to hear it.
Forum: Development Projects 12-22-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 15,987
Posted By KentXie
Re: Omni Hotel @ BCEC | Summer St | Seaport

I know. What I meant is I wish we could get someone of her caliber designing buildings here. Honestly, sometimes all it takes is having some creative freedom on the facade to turn a dull box building...
Forum: Development Projects 12-21-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 15,987
Posted By KentXie
Re: Omni Hotel @ BCEC | Summer St | Seaport

It's too bad we can't get an real architects like Zaha Hadid to design buildings here
Forum: Development Projects 12-21-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 15,987
Posted By KentXie
Re: Omni Hotel @ BCEC | Summer St | Seaport

Shit design is shit design. They could have had one side with multiple slants (mimicking sails on a boat) but nope, let's go with a box. If it wasn't because Boston constantly hires this amateur...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 12-15-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 19,634
Posted By KentXie
Re: Where is....?

He moved to NYC and that was that.
Forum: Development Projects 12-06-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 65,731
Posted By KentXie
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Idk about you but Commonwealth Ave is wicked cheap relatively wise (past Packards Corner I mean)
Forum: Development Projects 12-06-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 65,731
Posted By KentXie
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Is it though? The previous generation could afford a home easily after college or high school because they weren't saddle with loans. Maybe the Millennials feel entitled because the previous...
Forum: Development Projects 12-03-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 64,180
Posted By KentXie
Re: Proto | 88 Ames Str. - Kendall Sq. | Cambridge

Agreed. The sharp corners makes this tower look taller than it is, something that architects in this area seem to struggle to understand. Hopefully we see more of this.
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