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Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 02-14-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 763
Posted By Roxxma
Re: Nominations: ArchBoston ugliest buildings

780 Harrison Avenue (, aka the Housman Medical Research Center. It looks like someone turned a men's room inside out. The only thing missing is the urinals.
Forum: Development Projects 02-02-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3,788
Views: 600,170
Posted By Roxxma
Re: The New Retail Thread

Pret a Manger at State and Washington disappeared last week. One day it was there, and the next day *poof* it's like it never existed. I wonder if the always busy Paul bakery across the street had...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-31-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 876
Views: 141,365
Posted By Roxxma
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

I think a lot of people would be happy to see them dropped off of the top of the John Hancock Tower.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-29-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 105,603
Posted By Roxxma
Re: General Infrastructure

No turn on red is a vestige of the energy crises in the 1970s, meant to prevent excessive idling. In urban areas it should be the default. Per a FHWA study on practices in other countries...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 01-26-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 28,863
Posted By Roxxma
Re: Proposed But Never Built

I don't mind the shorter of the two buildings at IP at all, but the Palladian Palace is probably one of the ugliest high rises in North America. 500 Boylston is so cheesy that it inspired the...
Forum: Development Projects 01-26-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,213
Posted By Roxxma
Re: Parcel Q1 | 10 Drydock Ave. | Seaport

Yes, because LRVs run on a fixed guideway. Short of derailment, there's no chance of them bumping the walls.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 01-25-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 28,863
Posted By Roxxma
Re: Proposed But Never Built

It looks like they were trying to out-Philip Johnson Philip Johnson's more monstrous post-1970s postmodern uglies (500 Boylston, International Place, etc)
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-23-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 985
Posted By Roxxma
Re: Parking Permits

Residential permits should be tied to residents, not cars. Why shouldn't I, as a resident of my street, be able to park a Zipcar or rental near my home during my reservation? I have been ticketed...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-16-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 47,353
Posted By Roxxma
Re: Proposed Boston flood barrier

It is. I was told once by the MDC ranger who oversaw the Charles River Dam and the area parks that each of the six pumps at the Charles River Dam move about 25,000 (or maybe 250,000?
it was about...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-11-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3,713
Views: 567,083
Posted By Roxxma
Re: Logan Flight Additions

I was. I picked the starboard window seat in the first row of the economy section both ways between Boston and Istanbul, a bulkhead seat that got decent reviews on Seatguru. Per the reviews, the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-08-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3,713
Views: 567,083
Posted By Roxxma
Re: Logan Flight Additions

It was reading reviews like this that helped me decide to take Turkish over BA for a trip to Greece that I'm planning for September. That and the nightmare that transferring at Heathrow can be.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-03-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3,212
Views: 362,409
Posted By Roxxma
Re: clearing snow from sidewalks

Burlington does ( Apparently Wilmington does not.
Forum: Development Projects 11-15-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 24,982
Posted By Roxxma
Re: The Huntington | 252, 258, and 264 Huntington Avenue

Not to mention the poor subway passengers who will have to swim through that pool just to get in and out of Symphony Station.
Forum: Development Projects 11-14-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,218
Posted By Roxxma
Re: MIT New 450-bed Residence Hall | 121 Vassar St. | Cambridge

It's kind of like the Charles Hotel, but not as pretty.

Speaking of the Charles Hotel, I'm reminded of the headline from the late, lamented Weekly Week (a late 1990s local satirical paper, a la...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-14-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 65,991
Posted By Roxxma
Re: MBTA Bus & BRT

I would go a little further and divert the 350 to Medford instead of Alewife, or introduce another route that connects the 350 corridor with the Green Line via West Medford (like a 350A, North...
Forum: Development Projects 11-03-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 211,578
Posted By Roxxma
Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

Forgive me if I missed it, but are there any plans to extend the 93 up to the casino? As of now only the last few hundred feet of the 93 run through Sullivan Square, which, if done correctly can be...
Forum: Development Projects 10-23-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 211,578
Posted By Roxxma
Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

Not a bad idea. Maybe any potential B&B owners can give them cutsey, geographically themed names, IE the Tank Farm B&B, Mystic Power Station Inn, The Pension LNG, etc.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 09-15-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 53,604
Posted By Roxxma
Re: Biking the Boston 'Burbs (Trails, MDC, & Towns beyond Hubway area)

I remember that being an argument at a Selectmen's meeting in Lexington when the Minuteman was proposed. I was in high school at the time and remember my biology teacher, a Watertown native who had a...
Forum: Development Projects 08-31-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1,233
Views: 260,246
Posted By Roxxma
Re: South Boston Infill and Small Projects

Yeah, I wouldn't classify it as "infill" so much as a replacement.
Forum: Development Projects 08-28-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,701
Posted By Roxxma
Re: Mass + Main | 415 Massachusetts Avenue | Cambridge

Quest Diagnostics. I always wondered what they were doing in there. I remember walking by there one Thursday night at about 11 on sometime in the 90s while my way to ManRay and seeing people working...
Forum: Development Projects 08-18-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 48,538
Posted By Roxxma
Re: MIT East Campus - Kendall Square Gateway | Cambridge

Presumably they'll have to implode it. That ought to at least be interesting...
Forum: Development Projects 08-17-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 525,902
Posted By Roxxma
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

And the top five floors will be made of pressed wood. (jk ;-) )
Forum: Development Projects 08-15-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 833
Views: 123,335
Posted By Roxxma
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

My first thought when I read that was the bar at the Crown & Anchor. I wonder who their target audience is.
Forum: Development Projects 07-25-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,317
Posted By Roxxma
Re: New & Renovated Boston Fire Stations

I'd hate to see that. Even though it stands out from its neighbors, the 700 Tremont St fire station is a pretty decent piece of midcentury architecture. It appears to be in good shape and still quite...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-24-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3,713
Views: 567,083
Posted By Roxxma
Re: Logan Flight Additions

Dunno about Delta, but I definitely flew direct to Savannah on JetBlue in March of 2014.
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