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Forum: Development Projects 07-11-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6,425
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Posted By Downburst
Re: Rose Kennedy Greenway

The trellises were meant to have vines, but because they're made from black metal, they become too hot during the day for vines to grow on them.
Forum: Development Projects 06-26-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 126,265
Posted By Downburst
Re: MIT East Campus - Kendall Square Gateway | Cambridge

Honestly, it's fine until the final three color changes. I can't help but feel they skipped a few shades. It's very jarring.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 06-17-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,584
Posted By Downburst
Re: A navigable Muddy River

You've hit the nail on the head. The Muddy River Restoration project is just that: a river and shoreline restoration. The areas of the park outside of the immediate shoreline will have to be worked...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 06-16-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,584
Posted By Downburst
Re: A navigable Muddy River

Happy to help, FK4.

The next phase of the project is going to be extensive, and disruptive to the parks for a few years. Heavy equipment in and around the Muddy, dump trucks moving in and out...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 06-15-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,584
Posted By Downburst
Re: A navigable Muddy River

I work closely with the Muddy. The daylighting of the Muddy in front of the Landmark Center was the first phase of a wider, multi-phase environmental restoration project for the Muddy River. This...
Forum: Development Projects 06-10-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 81,943
Posted By Downburst
Re: Roxbury Developments

International Village?
Forum: Development Projects 06-10-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4,108
Views: 1,096,999
Posted By Downburst
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

!!! Thanks, Beeline, the weekend got away from me and I didn't get around to posting.

Weirdly enough, I feel the overhang's less jarring from directly underneath than, say, viewing it from in...
Forum: Development Projects 06-10-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2,163
Views: 637,482
Posted By Downburst
Re: Assembly Row (Assembly Sq Redevelopment) | Assembly Square | Somerville

The better move would've been to wrap the garage with residential when it was built...
Forum: Development Projects 06-08-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4,108
Views: 1,096,999
Posted By Downburst
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

It does overhang, which I'm kind of floored by, honestly. Hold on- I grabbed a photo a week or two ago; I'll post it once I pull it off of my camera.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 06-03-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 38,336
Posted By Downburst
Re: Proposed But Never Built

I found this while browsing Roger Ferris + Partners' site. RF+P is the architect behind the Kenmore North development.

I'm sure this is intentional, but I cannot place it: "Eagle Commons"...
Forum: Development Projects 05-31-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4,634
Views: 885,932
Posted By Downburst
Re: The New Retail Thread

So I guess anyone taking the Commuter Rail into North Station from now on is really booking a one-way ticket into Flavortown?
Forum: Design a Better Boston 05-29-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,839
Posted By Downburst
Re: Fantasy T maps

Yes, I'm still figuring out what to do with it. In past editions of the map, I had set up DMU/EMU service along the ROW, but I see light rail as the better option now. I need to figure out how I'm...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 05-23-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,839
Posted By Downburst
Re: Fantasy T maps

A slight (and imperfect) refresh. I do have some problems with this one (in terms of hierachy of transit modes and stops, figuring out the Worcester Line/Riverside mess, etc.) and am working on a...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-22-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3,017
Views: 573,684
Posted By Downburst
Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

Honestly, I still can't believe this is happening.

Great photos, FitchburgLine, thanks for sharing!
Forum: Development Projects 05-20-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 161,139
Posted By Downburst
Re: Volpe Transportation Center Development | Kendall Sq | Cambridge

Norway maples were popular street trees in the 1950s-1960s as tall shade trees that grow well in urban environments. I'd argue it was ignorance over negligence here- the same qualities that make...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 05-16-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,839
Posted By Downburst
Re: Fantasy T maps

Thanks for sharing, Hubman! I've let this map and other projects languish for a while now- I have a lot less free time than I used to- but I'm inspired by this thread and working on a new version....
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 05-13-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,296
Posted By Downburst
Re: Ecology/Environmental issues, preservation, resources in Greater Boston

This is a great write-up. My experience with the Neponset is pretty limited, but I've enjoyed every minute I've spent nearby- on the river trail, exploring in and around Lower Mills/the old chocolate...
Forum: Development Projects 05-10-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 64,632
Posted By Downburst
Re: Gables Seaport (née Waterside Place 1B) | 505 Congress Street | Seaport

I'm also a fan. It's nice to see a facade with a bit of depth to it. If only they could have done similarly with its Phase 1 neighbor, which even now strikes me as the nadir of recent Seaport...
Forum: Development Projects 05-09-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4,469
Views: 1,322,025
Posted By Downburst
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

Correct! It's been slow going over the last two or three weeks, but it has been coming down over that time. Not much exterior work left now...
Forum: Development Projects 05-07-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 23,510
Posted By Downburst
Re: Jamaica Plain Infill

I stumbled across this over the weekend and I have to agree- I'm kind of surprised at how large it is. Not that I have a problem with the density, I just don't think it's contextualized well within...
Forum: Development Projects 04-30-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 176,210
Posted By Downburst
Re: Bulfinch Crossing Residential Tower (GCG Phase I) | 50 Sudbury St | Gov't Center

This is much more svelte than I had pictured. I like it!
Forum: Development Projects 04-10-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 36,953
Posted By Downburst
Re: Emerson College - Little Building Addition + Renovation | 80 Boylston St | Downto

As I recall, they were required to use hot rivets in the Longfellow Bridge reconstruction... but that was (hopefully) a one-and-done occasion.
Forum: Development Projects 04-05-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 38,756
Posted By Downburst
Re: State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

I must see the New Haven garage. Wow. Thank you for sharing, BB.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 04-03-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,766
Views: 259,778
Posted By Downburst
Re: Reasonable Transit Pitches

Oh, yes. Please. I'm honestly surprised they haven't already- it's a very useful location and it looks like they could do it pretty easily from my admittedly layman perspective
Forum: Development Projects 04-03-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 126,265
Posted By Downburst
Re: MIT East Campus - Kendall Square Gateway | Cambridge

I do think there's a gradient here... but I also think it's very (read: too) subtle.
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