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Forum: Development Projects 09-16-2018, 06:28 AM
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Posted By DBM
Re: Downtown Crossing

So you're saying that movie theaters don't qualify as theaters? You buy a ticket. You sit in a darkened theater. You watch an entertainment spectacle unfold. It just happens to be celluloid (or...
Forum: Development Projects 09-15-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3,242
Views: 608,977
Posted By DBM
Re: Downtown Crossing

No--it was merely eclipsed over the past 2 decades by the larger Theater District that is north of the Tremont/Boylston intersection:

Boston Opera House: 2,677 seats...
Forum: Development Projects 09-14-2018, 10:51 PM
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Posted By DBM
Re: Downtown Crossing

Got it... I appreciate the clarification.
Forum: Development Projects 09-14-2018, 05:08 PM
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Views: 608,977
Posted By DBM
Re: Downtown Crossing

I'm not saying the market might not evolve naturally in that direction (irrespective of any evolution of gov't regulation re: booze licenses), but, the implied notion here that DTX is somewhat thin...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 09-04-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1,242
Views: 189,164
Posted By DBM
Re: North-South Rail Link

Their expertise, in this case, is that they are a Boston Herald op-ed page refugee. Any self-respecting Herald veteran, having of course been inflamed with Howie Carr-itis for decades now, sees any...
Forum: Greater New England 08-21-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 76,518
Posted By DBM
Re: Worcester Improvements

What on earth does "RI's own governor saying they couldn't match Worcester's package" have to do with your assertion that "RI is going out of business"?

Yes, everyone gets that Mass. can mobilize...
Forum: Greater New England 08-20-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 76,518
Posted By DBM
Re: Worcester Improvements

Not a Quahog State resident but I have to call bull$##@ on assertions like this that aren't supplemented by an empirical data/analyses. So I had to check. Sure enough, googling "fiscal health 50...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 08-18-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,381
Posted By DBM
Re: Boston - Most Embarrassing Blight That Tourists See

No--in a way it's much worse, because in its bland sterility it completely erases the horrific history behind its development: that it literally emerged out of the ashes of a series of heinous arson...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-13-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5,348
Views: 679,863
Posted By DBM
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

1.) I have mixed feelings about that new neighborhood of said "boxes with big parking garages." On the one hand, great density and proximity to Alewife, obviously. Also it's encouraging, assuming the...
Forum: Development Projects 08-04-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3,096
Views: 732,646
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Forum: Development Projects 08-03-2018, 10:18 PM
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Views: 732,646
Posted By DBM
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

I noticed they recently--finally!--spiffed-up there billboard at the corner of Rte 1A & Boardman that advertises the Madonna Shrine.

Also, I actually did a grad-school paper on these guys. It's a...
Forum: Development Projects 07-30-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,173
Views: 179,504
Posted By DBM
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

This just in: John Winthrop is still dead.

The revered "City on A Hill"-spouting Puritan patriarch, whose health took a turn for the worse after he found out that it is not in fact his statue...
Forum: Development Projects 07-24-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 200,944
Posted By DBM
Re: Longfellow Place (née Garden Garage Towers) | 35 Lomasney Way | West End

The backcover blurb for Mike Quartz's indispensable "City of Quartz (https://www.versobooks.com/books/2762-city-of-quartz)" memorably reads in part: "To detractors, L.A. is a sunlit mortuary where...
Forum: Development Projects 07-22-2018, 09:28 AM
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Views: 200,944
Posted By DBM
Re: Longfellow Place (née Garden Garage Towers) | 35 Lomasney Way | West End

All of the above perfectly encapsulated in the effort to demolish the old building at the corner of Franklin & Hawley when Millennium Tower was ramping up. I remember hearing (quizzing construction...
Forum: Development Projects 07-14-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4,270
Views: 854,808
Posted By DBM
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Steel may be what... Trumps ... all other considerations (horrible pun, I know, especially in light of how he's destroying our democracy/constitutional republic). My understanding is they've nearly...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 07-07-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,406
Posted By DBM
Re: New Yorkers want to move to Boston

All good points. Again, I'll just reiterate: the freeway system in metro LA--which I take to mean the area between Tejon Pass on the northwest (I-5), Cajon Pass to the northeast (I-15/I-215...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 07-07-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,406
Posted By DBM
Re: New Yorkers want to move to Boston

For all of LA's sun-drenched dazzle and noir-ish history--"Chinatown," "LA Confidential," all that wonderful seamy atmosphere, this point cannot be overemphasized. LA's embrace of freeways is...
Forum: Development Projects 06-23-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 17,850
Posted By DBM
Re: Emerson College - Little Building Addition + Renovation | 80 Boylston St | Downto

It's not entirely clear Emerson did, either... how much of the denuded exposure indicates rotten steel that they thought they could preserve... until their "steel doctor" diagnosed it as beyond...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-15-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1,242
Views: 189,164
Posted By DBM
Re: North-South Rail Link

Unless anything's changed since December of last year, when this (in my mind, convincingly persuasive) article was published, Musk, by definition, will never be successful at mass transit, because he...
Forum: Development Projects 06-12-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4,270
Views: 854,808
Posted By DBM
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Simple: they're still. only. in. the. garage. demolition. phase. of. the. project.

Everything you're seeing is still just the demolition--but think of how many subtle nuances there are to a garage...
Forum: Development Projects 06-11-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 226,185
Posted By DBM
Re: One Bromfield | 1 Bromfield Street | Downtown

And that's likely going to happen precisely never, because of a fiendishly simple/complex paradox involving many of Boston's older commercial districts that are filled-up with pre-WWII...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 05-30-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By DBM
BPDA Downtown Planning Study [Mandated By 115 Winthrop Sq. Shadow Law Exemption]

The Downtown Planning Study that the BPDA is required to execute, per the State Legislature, as part of the shadow law exemption that was granted for 115 Winthrop Sq., has issued its RFP:
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Forum: Development Projects 05-29-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4,270
Views: 854,808
Posted By DBM
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Yup, "under study as of 6.4.16," so as of next June its petition will have officially enjoyed (enjoyed officially?) three years stagnating in committee hell.

...
Forum: Development Projects 05-25-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4,270
Views: 854,808
Posted By DBM
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Funny you should mention that; check out 133 Federal Street's criticism letter re: 115 Winthrop Sq. proposal, on precisely that subject.

"13. The owners of 133 Federal Street building have...
Forum: Development Projects 05-21-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 35,212
Posted By DBM
Re: Rio Grande (née Dudley Square Residential Tower) | Washington St. | Roxbury

Maybe some enlightened souls can have a little fun here: just like Charles River Park apartments got legendary for their insufferably smug "If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home By Now"...
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