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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure Yesterday, 12:03 PM
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Views: 79,484
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Biking the Boston 'Burbs (Trails, MDC, & Towns beyond Hubway area)

Bike only will never fly there. If anything, it needs to be rebranded as the Minuteman Path, because Minuteman Bikeway makes people expect it to be pedestrian free. We do not yet know the details, so...
Forum: Design a Better Boston Yesterday, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,646
Views: 237,058
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Reasonable Transit Pitches

This is beautiful!
Forum: Development Projects 03-22-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 453,338
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: South Station Tower | South Station | Downtown

Precisely. Back Bay Station is terrible. I'd hate for South Station to even a little bit resemble it.
Forum: Development Projects 03-22-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 453,338
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: South Station Tower | South Station | Downtown

No, but somebody earlier in the thread complained that this was going to turn South Station in to Penn Station. While I think that's not too accurate for a variety of reasons, it will, at least at...
Forum: Development Projects 03-22-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 453,338
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: South Station Tower | South Station | Downtown

One thing I wonder about is the train station platform level experience. I think the archway between the platforms and head house is beautiful, and the new bus depot lobby looks spectacular, but it...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-22-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,310
Views: 245,357
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

Probably not, but the original plan for the Orange Line did involve branching at Forest Hills, with a Hyde Park branch and a West Roxbury/Dedham branch. I always wonder what that corridor would look...
Forum: Development Projects 03-20-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4,518
Views: 995,627
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

That's a bit of an extreme statement. Did you live here in the 90s? I did, and Boston was already pretty great. I'm no less enthusiastic about the past 20 years, but there was already much that was...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-19-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 15,986
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Green Line Type 10 Procurement

As far as contacting the 'T, I agree that a single point of contact for complaints/questions/suggestions makes sense. I have found that tweeting @MBTA is usually quite effective. Probably all forms...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-15-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,976
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Charlie Card/MBTA Fare Replacement system

I can definitely vouch for this. I bike 2-4 times a week and take the T on the other days. I would do the same if it were free. And since my employer subsidizes a pass, I have one anyway, meaning...
Forum: Development Projects 03-15-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 130,501
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Pier 4 Condo Building (Former Anthony's site) | Seaport

No, that was always pretty obvious. Interestingly, it also strongly resembles the new Residence Inn under construction in Roxbury.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7926/47330831052_8031201507_b.jpg...
Forum: Development Projects 03-15-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 453,338
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: South Station Tower | South Station | Downtown

Yes, I get that distinction. But the South Station Tower means lots of tax revenue for the city, which is a good way of providing amenities all over the place to the benefit of residents. It is also...
Forum: Development Projects 03-14-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 453,338
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: South Station Tower | South Station | Downtown

Yeah, I'm kind of mystified by the panic levels here. Maybe GLX doesn't impact as many people, just as in my neighborhood the Casey overpass might have impacted a smaller number, but such projects...
Forum: Development Projects 03-14-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 402,442
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

A pool inside a green house type structure would actually be a pretty cool feature and would work year round. Then again, time spent at a pool is time that a guest isn't spending money. In Las Vegas,...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-14-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 54,786
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Boston & Cambridge - 1950's

This is an incredible thread, that I've only just now discovered.



John Keith's discovery and Ron Newman's recollection of the ramp brought something back to me from a memory I've long...
Forum: Development Projects 03-14-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 130,501
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Pier 4 Condo Building (Former Anthony's site) | Seaport

And as a corollary, it kind of looks like the New Balance cruise ship building.
Forum: Development Projects 03-14-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 46,360
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Columbus Ave Student Housing | 10 Burke St | Northeastern University

I was just thinking that it looks like a hospital. It's definitely not a typical palette for residential structures.
Forum: Development Projects 03-13-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 16,253
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Fenway Theater | 12 Lansdowne St | Fenway

I'm not convinced those are banners anyway. They look to me more like video panels. So yes, sort of banners, but not in the traditional sense. Look at some of the larger images posted by stick n...
Forum: Development Projects 03-12-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 16,253
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Fenway Theater | 12 Lansdowne St | Fenway

Was just about to post the same thing. The render shows something that looks exactly how I would expect a theater to look. If built to match, they basically will have created something that, from the...
Forum: Development Projects 03-12-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,975
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Residences at Readville Station | 1717-1725 Hyde Park Ave | Hyde Park

While this is all true, it is only a few blocks from more neighborhood-like stuff in a couple of directions. It also sits astride a notorious traffic bottleneck. People are probably somewhat...
Forum: Development Projects 03-11-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 95,256
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Brookline Developments

The JFK Crossing branding for that stretch of Harvard St. has been around since the mid-90s, though I never much cared for it. The idea was to distinguish the area from both Allston and Coolidge...
Forum: Development Projects 03-07-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,429
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: MBTA is pushed to study air rights development at Cabot Yard

Thanks, I wasn't clear on the precise mechanics, only wanted to demonstrate that the city gets it's cut regardless. So under a lease, then, it would be a combination of tax revenue and lease payments?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-07-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5,921
Views: 841,904
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

There is also eBART (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EBART), using Stadler GTW coupled pairs in Contra Costa County, CA
Forum: Development Projects 03-06-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,429
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: MBTA is pushed to study air rights development at Cabot Yard

The money is made as lease revenue, rather than as taxes. So the question is what makes more: the present value of all lease payments or the net sale proceeds + present value of all tax receipts. I'm...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-06-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5,921
Views: 841,904
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Agreed, they are well prepared info sheets. We should advocate for option 3 right away, followed ultimately by option 6.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-04-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 36,019
Posted By HenryAlan
Re: Proposed But Never Built

I think that was a case of a lazy render. The houses in the actual picture were already there in 1969, so we shouldn't think the render was suggesting tearing them out and replacing them, so much as...
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