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Forum: Design a Better Boston 02-16-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3,461
Views: 598,022
Posted By Java King
Seaport-South Boston-Bayside Streetcar System

I posted this in the Bayside thread too.

What about a "starter" streetcar line that starts at South Station and runs on Summer Street all the way to L Street. It continues on L Street to William...
Forum: Development Projects 02-16-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 39,170
Posted By Java King
Re: Bayside Expo Center Redevelopment | Columbia Point | Dorchester

With this development anchoring the southern end and the Seaport district on the north plus all of the South Boston peninsula, I keep thinking a local Streetcar system like Portland, Seattle, or...
Forum: Development Projects 01-28-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4,475
Views: 831,213
Posted By Java King
Re: The New Retail Thread

I was just there last week! (See my screen name.)

I wonder if Cafe Nero had a big impact on Barrington. Cafe Nero was hopping busy around 2pm on a Wednesday. They are just a few doors away. ...
Forum: Development Projects 09-05-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4,475
Views: 831,213
Posted By Java King
Re: The New Retail Thread

That's sad news. Are there going to be any gay bars left in Greater Boston? I know we don't "need" them anymore, but it's nice to raise a glass with your own people once in awhile. I guess there...
Forum: Development Projects 08-14-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,579
Posted By Java King
Re: Liberty Tree Plaza

For what it's worth, I don't think Boston does a very good job of educating the tourists and locals about ALL aspects of Boston's incredible history. (I guess that was the failed Boston City...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-23-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 120,078
Posted By Java King
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

I've been wanting to post this for MONTHS, but finally found the newsletter I was looking for in my paper archives. From a printed newsletter dated May 1995. I don't know why this was never...
Forum: Development Projects 07-12-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,282
Posted By Java King
Re: Residential Tower | 26 Court St. | Government Center

Just my opinion, but I find 1 Boston Place the ugliest tall building in Boston and it ruins the skyline. So hiding it is sure a win in my book! Just my humble opinion though! To each their own.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-22-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1,463
Views: 255,370
Posted By Java King
Re: North-South Rail Link

I attended the NSRL Meeting last night too! We should have had an ArchBoston Meetup! Brad Bellows is my new hero. He basically said almost everything I was thinking. I was going to make some...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-06-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 98,986
Posted By Java King
Re: Longfellow Bridge update

Speaking of colors, has the lighting been designed and implemented? I'm not talking about the surface lighting, but the lighting of the steel arches under the bridge. I've always been surprised...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-26-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1,168
Views: 239,611
Posted By Java King
Re: Boston Skyline Photos

YES! It's actually Scituate. It's a small private peninsula of land called "The Glades" You can see the skyline from Hingham, Hull, and Cohasset very easily; but I didn't know you can see the...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-26-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,168
Views: 239,611
Posted By Java King
Re: Boston Skyline Photos

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/816/41037571811_198f3a0340_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25wmhnz)BostonView1 (https://flic.kr/p/25wmhnz) by Richard Taylor (https://www.flickr.com/photos/153958536@N08/), on...
Forum: Development Projects 03-22-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 130,501
Posted By Java King
Re: Pier 4 Condo Building (Former Anthony's site) | Seaport

I sure hope it's as nice as Circular Quay in Sydney. I had lunch at an outside restaurant patio looking over the Sydney Harbor and it was a very nice experience.
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Forum: Development Projects 03-22-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4,518
Views: 995,630
Posted By Java King
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

I don't know if all our letters to the BPDA was an influence, but I'm certainly glad I expressed my opinion in a letter. This current design is light years better! As the AIA says "Good Design is...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 02-02-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 155,759
Posted By Java King
Re: Aerials

Nothing against Omaha, as I believe it's a very nice mid-size Midwestern city; but it's NOWHERE near Boston. (I do very much like the First National Bank tower, though. Very nicely done.)

I...
Forum: Development Projects 02-01-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 50,954
Posted By Java King
Re: Kenmore Square North

Is anyone old enough to remember the Narcissus Dance Club? I went a few times when I first moved here back in 1987 and I was in my 20's. I guess it's the Burtucci's now.
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Forum: Development Projects 01-26-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 122,854
Posted By Java King
Re: Future Skyline

Developing this corridor makes such sense. Build a light rail/streetcar line from Broadway to South Station via the Seaport & Marine Industrial Park, and you have a real neighborhood and smart...
Forum: Development Projects 01-09-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4,518
Views: 995,630
Posted By Java King
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Here is my response:

Hello Casey,

Your email was provided on www.archboston.org forum pages. I have never written to any government official about a development project before, but I was so...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-02-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1,463
Views: 255,370
Posted By Java King
Re: North-South Rail Link

It's WAY too wordy, and I'm surprised they published this, but here is a letter that I wrote to Banker and Tradesman last month. They published it in the December 18th paper:

With A Global View,...
Forum: Development Projects 12-30-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 402,442
Posted By Java King
Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

I apologize if this was mentioned before, but I was doing some research on the old Everett Orange Line Station. I find it ironic that the old Everett station was located at Broadway at Beacham...
Forum: Development Projects 12-07-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 402,442
Posted By Java King
Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

Reminds me of my home state of Nebraska and this very nice pedestrian bridge over the Missouri River. Not sure what the cost, but it's very nice in-person. It kind of goes nowhere to nowhere in...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 11-10-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1,168
Views: 239,611
Posted By Java King
Re: Boston Skyline Photos

Walking back to South Station from GreenBuild/ABX 2017 at Boston Convention Center on 11/09/17



https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4546/38317290581_539f358939_k.jpg...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-17-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,810
Posted By Java King
Re: A Complete and Geographically Accurate Boston MBTA Subway Track Map

Trying this:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4351/36637324855_b2081f85d5_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XPvSfK)boston_transit_map (https://flic.kr/p/XPvSfK)
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-17-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,810
Posted By Java King
Re: A Complete and Geographically Accurate Boston MBTA Subway Track Map

Great Map! For what it's worth, I have a fold-out Boston Track Map from 1986 published by the BSRA (Boston Street Railway Association) https://thebsra.org/bsra/

It shows every Heavy Rail,...
Forum: Development Projects 07-25-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4,475
Views: 831,213
Posted By Java King
Re: The New Retail Thread

My location is Scituate. (Yes, I know........not much urbanity, but it is very beautiful.) Anyway, I pretty much go to Starbuck's almost everyday in Cohasset. They have a drive-through window as...
Forum: Development Projects 07-10-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3,873
Views: 999,252
Posted By Java King
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

For those of us that are older and gay, I remember when Canal Street was closed for a Street Block Party and dance for Pride celebrations at the former Bobby's bar. (It was the location of the Grand...
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