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Forum: Development Projects 07-11-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6,425
Views: 1,210,024
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Re: Rose Kennedy Greenway

This fucking guy ... Chain mail? I love it. 8)8)

Is it possible to chuckle and cringe at the same time? Because that's what I'm doing right now. JFC what a time to be alive.
Forum: Development Projects 07-07-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 36,630
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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-07-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,358
Posted By CSTH
Re: Unbuilt roads around metro Boston

...what about 16 between 93 & 1 or 1A?
Forum: Development Projects 07-05-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,662
Posted By CSTH
Re: Back Bay parking lot sells for 40 million

It'll be like the nike store with a glass penthouse on top.
Forum: Development Projects 07-05-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,478
Posted By CSTH
Re: Chinatown Infill Projects

^ That's ridiculous. That's not even a park, its just some sidewalk landscaping.
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 07-05-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,659
Posted By CSTH
Re: Brutalist Revival

Seems to me that it can especially be fixed with some high quality glass, greenery, and a thoughtful lighting program.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-05-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1,566
Views: 282,915
Posted By CSTH
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

I had to read this three times before I realized that the 'you' equilibria is referring to is the 'anyone' in CMTAs question, and not CMTA himself.

i.e. Equilibria is saying the answer to the...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 07-02-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3,625
Views: 642,841
Posted By CSTH
Re: Crazy Transit Pitches

^I like it, buy you forgot to include the gantries for automated electronic tolling on 93
Forum: Development Projects 05-14-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 165,604
Posted By CSTH
Re: The Boulevard (née The Times/Littlest Bar) | 110 Broad St | Downtown

It's too bad the narrow wall of windows isn't reflected. Mirrored windows would really frame the reflection of IP really nicely
Forum: Development Projects 05-13-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 848
Views: 233,448
Posted By CSTH
Re: Marriott Moxy Hotel | 240 Tremont Street (Parcel P-7A) | Theater District

Yeah - it reads as a skinny rectangular building composed of two extra-skinny rectangular volumes, which is cool.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 05-13-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,235
Posted By CSTH
Re: Photo of the Day, Boston Style: Part XII (2019)

It's uniform because they're all 5 over 1, right? That's the cheapest way to build generic new apartments....
Forum: Development Projects 04-30-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,651
Posted By CSTH
Re: Brookline Place | Boston Children's Hospital | Brookline

This seems a little like a pretty good building from 1987
Forum: Development Projects 04-29-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 20,083
Posted By CSTH
Re: Martin's Park | Children's Wharf | Fort Point

Yeah some of it, I believe, is back of the house for the children's museum (and or maybe a group entrance, for buses?) That institutional connection should help ensure good upkeep too fwiw
Forum: Development Projects 04-28-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 59,220
Posted By CSTH
Re: One Kenmore Square | 560 Commonwealth Avenue | Kenmore Square

He lost me at "the imminent arrival of autonomous cars", and then he really lost me "vacuum-type hyperloops"
Forum: Design a Better Boston 04-24-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1,766
Views: 259,803
Posted By CSTH
Re: Reasonable Transit Pitches

I'm convinced,thanks (you're talking about connecting to the OL,right?)
Forum: Design a Better Boston 04-22-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,766
Views: 259,803
Posted By CSTH
Re: Reasonable Transit Pitches

FWIW, you could (probably?) jack a tunnel...
Forum: Development Projects 04-14-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 156,327
Posted By CSTH
Re: NEMA Boston | 399 Congress St. | Seaport

They've done a competent job of making this look like two giant slabs instead of one extra giant slab.
Forum: Development Projects 04-10-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 465,858
Posted By CSTH
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

The preferred nomenclature for 'casino people' is 'compulsive gamblers'.

And they often commit crimes to finance their gambling. And yes, much of that crime happens 'somewhere else'.

Forum: Development Projects 04-10-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 36,957
Posted By CSTH
Forum: Development Projects 04-07-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 38,981
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Forum: Development Projects 04-07-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,611
Posted By CSTH
Re: Office Tower | 125 Lincoln St | Leather District

No. The tunnel is shallow (see historical photos above) and it isn't that different from the other adjacent building foundations. And it's actually the dewey square tunnel, which is about 60 years...
Forum: Development Projects 04-07-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 525
Views: 150,387
Posted By CSTH
Re: Pier 4 Condo Building (Former Anthony's site) | Seaport

Yeah this is actually real nice in person. The curve works well from the land-side approaches, even if it looks a little awkward from the harbor.
Forum: Development Projects 04-06-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 25,210
Posted By CSTH
Re: Parcel 12 | Massachusetts Avenue at Boylston Street | Back Bay

Didn't we have this conversation like 2 years ago?
Forum: Development Projects 04-06-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 27,650
Posted By CSTH
Re: Motor Mart Tower | 201 Stuart Str. | Park Sq | Boston

And massing is a lot like the Liberty building on the other side of the bowtie intersection. These two will play nicely together...
Forum: Development Projects 02-27-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 23,778
Posted By CSTH
Re: Fenway Theater | 12 Lansdowne St | Fenway

This is all true, of course, but its also just a microcosm of what has happened to the urban experience as a whole (and not just in Boston - worldwide.)

It's a highly-priced, corporate-sponsored...
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