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Forum: Design a Better Boston 11-28-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,441
Posted By Rover
Re: Idea for fixing the housing shortage

Interesting discussion. A few thoughts:

I really wish people would ditch the "it'd be great if we could get business to move to Buffalo/Toledo/Baltimore/etc". That's just not reality and you...
Forum: Development Projects 11-28-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 150,515
Posted By Rover
Re: The St Regis Residences (former Whiskey Priest site) | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

Fear not, the Barfing Crab is still around (last time I checked).
Forum: Development Projects 11-28-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 224,099
Posted By Rover
Re: Longfellow Place (née Garden Garage Towers) | 35 Lomasney Way | West End

Disagree with him and his occasional idiotic Republican talking points all you like but tosh has it correct about height. For the health of the city, Boston needs to build as high as allowable by...
Forum: Development Projects 11-26-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 809
Views: 224,099
Posted By Rover
Re: Longfellow Place (née Garden Garage Towers) | 35 Lomasney Way | West End

Height does matter though. In a city with an extremely limited supply of buildable land relative to other places and a rabid brainless if dwindling population of NIMBY's looking to knock down every...
Forum: Development Projects 11-09-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,651
Posted By Rover
Re: Amazon HQ2 selected - and not Boston

I wrote the same thing in the comments. Renee Loth is giving Airhead Joan Vennochi a run for her money as the worst columnist in the Glob. Especially for business related matters.
Forum: Development Projects 11-06-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,651
Posted By Rover
Re: Suffolk Downs Redevelopment

Look out the bright side Rifleman, Mass refused to play ball.

PS - Sorry about your buddy Whitey. I know you guys were close.
Forum: Development Projects 10-30-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,207
Posted By Rover
Re: BU Data Sciences Center | 665 Commonwealth Avenue | Kenmore Square

FWIW when I was a student and people used to get stuff from universities by mail, something like a school profile booklet that was sent to my house said that BU was located in the Allston...
Forum: Development Projects 10-26-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4,406
Views: 912,068
Posted By Rover
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Count me in too as one of the people who'll give the developer a gold star for managing a decent looking building through extreme NIMBY opposition. The way they handled all of that should serve as a...
Forum: Development Projects 10-26-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1,818
Views: 356,269
Posted By Rover
Re: BU Development Thread

Is that the old Photographic Research Center site? Thought the bookstore move was the reason they gave for having to give up their space on campus.

I also agree its a good fit for that block.
Forum: Development Projects 10-26-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4,406
Views: 912,068
Posted By Rover
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Why? Charge them 200M to put up the building and call it a day.
Forum: Greater New England 10-25-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 85,668
Posted By Rover
Re: Worcester Improvements

Very well stated.
Forum: Development Projects 10-25-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4,406
Views: 912,068
Posted By Rover
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

I don't care if The Great Hall is actually a dungeon. This project sticks it where the sun don't shine (get it?) to every NIMBY in the city. Its going to be a daily reminder of the complete...
Forum: Greater New England 10-25-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 85,668
Posted By Rover
Re: Worcester Improvements

Is it possible that it was just cheaper to use busses instead of trolleys? As in busses have more flexibility to adjust their routes as needed while a trolley can't? Again, it would have been nice...
Forum: Greater New England 10-24-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 85,668
Posted By Rover
Re: Worcester Improvements

I appreciate the point the author is trying to make here, but I do have a small pet peeve. I can't speak to any national corporate conspiracy funded by the car industry to get people to give up mass...
Forum: Development Projects 10-17-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 150,515
Posted By Rover
Re: The St Regis Residences (former Whiskey Priest site) | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

Is this a joke or are you actually believing that laughingstock study from a brainless NIMBY loon?
Forum: Development Projects 10-17-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 150,515
Posted By Rover
Re: The St Regis Residences (former Whiskey Priest site) | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

Do we manage to stave off cannibalism and the zombie apocalypse or does that come afterwards? :D ;)
Forum: Development Projects 10-16-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 819
Views: 147,997
Posted By Rover
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

It makes no sense to me to build a platform about one section of the at grade road but not the rest of it. Back when I was young and in shape I used to jog along there and the nice aroma of trains...
Forum: Development Projects 10-11-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,207
Posted By Rover
Re: BU Data Sciences Center | 665 Commonwealth Avenue | BU Central

Hmmm...I'd say once you get to the CAS building up to the BU Bridge you're in Central Campus, so that would include Warren Towers, the Dugout, GSU, law school, etc. That would leave South Campus as...
Forum: Development Projects 10-10-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,239
Views: 205,008
Posted By Rover
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

And the better run conservative state who's economy isn't based on oil revenue is....???

Hmmm...Kansas, WVA, Mississippi, Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina....
Forum: Development Projects 10-10-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1,239
Views: 205,008
Posted By Rover
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

I sure do envy the stellar state governments of Alabama, Kentucky, West Virginia and Kansas! No socialism to be found there and coincidentally about the worst states in the country.

It is...
Forum: Development Projects 10-09-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,207
Posted By Rover
Re: BU Data Sciences Center | 665 Commonwealth Avenue | Kenmore Square

The window treatments combined with the ramp scream "parking garage". Off the top of my head I'd like to see an homage to either its red brick neighbors to the East and North (Bay State Road) or...
Forum: Development Projects 10-09-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,207
Posted By Rover
Re: BU Data Sciences Center | 665 Commonwealth Avenue | Kenmore Square

Agree completely. Can't put my finger on it but for some reason this thing just doesn't fit the location. Having the base blend more might go a long way.
Forum: Development Projects 10-05-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 819
Views: 147,997
Posted By Rover
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

That's not a bad idea, at least for Storrow Drive. You could make drivers use the Pike to get into the city from Western Ave and they'd have to use the existing Pru exit to get to Back Bay. ...
Forum: Development Projects 10-04-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 819
Views: 147,997
Posted By Rover
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

Build it at grade and then cover it with a platform purely for pedestrian use from the back of BU to the river. Get BU to chip in a few bucks since they'd be the primary beneficiary but it would...
Forum: Development Projects 10-04-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,207
Posted By Rover
Re: BU Data Sciences Center | 700 Commonwealth Avenue | Kenmore Square

THIS would be a big improvement.

Regarding retail I concur with the sentiment that its an academic building and not a mall. There is little need for new retail on BU's campus as the edges of it...
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