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Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 10-04-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 101,191
Posted By Jackson
Re: Flickr Finds

Great find CDubs! Those are some very cool photos.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-04-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,524
Posted By Jackson
Re: Government Center Renovation

It sounds like the Herald editorial staff agrees with us...



LINK (http://bostonherald.com/news/opinion/editorials/view.bg?articleid=1286272&srvc=news&position=4)

The MBTA needs to sit down,...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 10-04-2010, 08:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,235
Posted By Jackson
Re: Fixing the Greenway?What it should have been

Oh I'd LOVE to obliterate the ramps. I'm just banking on the fact that it's never going to happen. Although I suppose, if I was playing God, I could take care of that.

And I completely agree with...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-04-2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,524
Posted By Jackson
Re: Government Center Renovation

The MBTA, with all its budget problems, is getting swept up in the whole "let's make a dramatic statement with the architecture of our new stations" mentality. I doubt that I'm in the minority when I...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-04-2010, 01:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,524
Posted By Jackson
Re: Government Center Renovation

I'm not so sure a piece of modernistic glass really fixes anything. Granted yes, the station will be nice and obviously much cleaner of course, which is the T's job, just being concerned with the...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 10-04-2010, 01:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,235
Posted By Jackson
Re: Fixing the Greenway?What it should have been

Thanks Shepard. I too think the addition of a tram/trolley line is almost necessary. Along with the lack of a direct connection between the Blue and Red lines, I think that the lack of a "North-South...
Forum: Development Projects 10-03-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 482,425
Posted By Jackson
Re: Atlantic Wharf (formerly Russia Wharf)

Great shot kz! It's photos like those that make me like this building.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-03-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 197,022
Posted By Jackson
Re: T construction news

Apparently, the State Street project will be done next year. I'll believe it when I see it. There are other parts of the article that I didn't post here. It's essentially a conglomeration of small...
Forum: Development Projects 10-03-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6,375
Views: 1,114,448
Posted By Jackson
Re: Rose Kennedy Greenway

Bunch of pieces regarding the Big Dig in today's Globe. I figured I would just post the link to avoid creating one colossal post.

Mega-Success for a Mega-Project:...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 10-03-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,235
Posted By Jackson
Re: Fixing the Greenway?What it should have been

That would be great. Another great idea would be to shift the whole road into the center and then have parks run along the outside. The below is a proposal for Seattle's waterfront:
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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-03-2010, 01:46 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 100,892
Posted By Jackson
Re: Amtrak's $117 Billion Plan For High Speed Travel

Logistically this would be tough, but would it make sense to create some type of large rail system that ran between Manchester to the north, Boston, Providence, Hartford, Springfield, and Worcester?...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 10-03-2010, 01:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,235
Posted By Jackson
Re: Fixing the Greenway?What it should have been

I'd love to totally get rid of the heavy Atlantic Avenue traffic and turn that whole alleyway from North to South Station into an awesome pedestrian mall with all kinds of attractions, buildings,...
Forum: Development Projects 10-02-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 477
Views: 113,428
Posted By Jackson
Re: Suffolk Plans for Beacon Hill Arts Center

Based on the renderings, it'll actually be shorter.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 10-01-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,235
Posted By Jackson
Fixing the Greenway?What it should have been

Note: This post is long. Quite long.

Ever since the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway was completed, we have all seen its struggles to achieve the lofty expectations and the high status that we all...
Forum: Development Projects 10-01-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1,078
Views: 237,926
Posted By Jackson
Re: 45 Province St

Just a question out of curiosity, would it have made sense to rotate the building 180 degrees so that the elevator shafts were facing the buildings in the back? Just seems like it would provide...
Forum: Development Projects 10-01-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6,375
Views: 1,114,448
Posted By Jackson
Re: Rose Kennedy Greenway

Just to add on to my previous post, I think you hit the nail on the head as to exactly why the Greenway doesn't live up to the potential and the opportunity that was present when the Big Dig started....
Forum: Development Projects 10-01-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6,375
Views: 1,114,448
Posted By Jackson
Re: Rose Kennedy Greenway

I've always been under the impression that the waterfront area and the Financial District are two pretty distinct areas. Do we really need to brand every area of the city to ensure that people can...
Forum: Development Projects 10-01-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,567
Posted By Jackson
Re: MGH Museum/History Center

I kinda like the concept. A small medical museum near one of the nation's nest hospitals.

Overall I view this project as a nice filler piece, both in terms of architecture and use. It's not an...
Forum: Development Projects 10-01-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,567
Posted By Jackson
MGH Museum/History Center

Did a search but couldn't find anything:

BRA board approves MGH History Center & Museum

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board of directors unanimously approved the proposed $8.25...
Forum: Development Projects 10-01-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 482,425
Posted By Jackson
Re: Atlantic Wharf (formerly Russia Wharf)

I really can't decide whether I like this building or not. That's probably because when I look at it from the side I kinda like it, but then why I see it from straight on from the water, it just...
Forum: Development Projects 10-01-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1,078
Views: 237,926
Posted By Jackson
Re: 45 Province St

Good work there kz. It's definitely an improvement over the expansive black hole that's there right now. It's really too bad that one side is just all black because I really like the rest of the...
Forum: Development Projects 09-30-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 922
Views: 239,131
Posted By Jackson
Re: Residences at Kensington

A rise in the number of apartments in this city could have another benefit as well: we could keep more of the students.

Boston and Cambridge are home to some of the best universities in the world,...
Forum: Development Projects 09-30-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 616
Views: 179,076
Posted By Jackson
Re: Boston College Master Plan debut

From what I remember from my football camps at BC, the has some high points, but, as a whole is less than remarkable. Some of the gothic structures were certainly impressive. However, I remember an...
Forum: Development Projects 09-30-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6,375
Views: 1,114,448
Posted By Jackson
Re: Rose Kennedy Greenway

First off, I like the changing of the name. Calling it the 'Rose Kennedy Greenway' is too much...it's like insisting on people calling me by full name, including the middle name all the time. Just...
Forum: Development Projects 09-30-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 922
Views: 239,131
Posted By Jackson
Re: Residences at Kensington

Briv, perhaps I am confusing my locations at the moment. I haven't lived in Boston in a long time (even though I have every intention of coming back...I'm in central PA for school) so my memory of...
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