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Forum: Development Projects 03-14-2019, 07:00 AM
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Posted By bigpicture7
Re: South Station Tower | South Station | Downtown

^Yes; very strong likelihood/inevitability of this.

Does anyone have memories/recollections of the impact on North Station of building the (FleetCenter) Garden? I was in my teens but certainly...
Forum: Development Projects 03-11-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4,466
Views: 829,729
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The New Retail Thread

Tesla backtracking somewhat...
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/11/business/tesla-raising-prices.html?action=click&module=Latest&pgtype=Homepage
Forum: Development Projects 03-09-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,864
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: MIT Museum/Boeing | 314 Main St. | Kendall Square

Well there's a new building planned for there...

(though we've seen zero movement thus far toward that).

Side note: I hope the era of universities' positioning their facilities trucks' parking...
Forum: Development Projects 03-07-2019, 08:04 AM
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Views: 829,729
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The New Retail Thread

^Sorry, saw "shifting all sales online" and "online-only sales approach" in multiple places:
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/28/tesla-shifts-sales-to-online-only.html...
Forum: Development Projects 03-06-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4,466
Views: 829,729
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The New Retail Thread

This news is a few days old now, but I don't think I saw it on aB:

Tesla will be closing its 888 Boylston St. retail store, along with most of its other stores worldwide in a shift back to a...
Forum: Development Projects 03-01-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 385,003
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: BU Development Thread

...but, the university bookstore serves more than just the pragmatic sale of textbooks (which, sure, have shifted online)...rather its also a hub of school spirit; it showcases the work of local...
Forum: General 03-01-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,334
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: McMansion Hell

What would it take to reverse the trend?:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/03/01/opinion/dream-home-condo-cloverdale.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage
Forum: Development Projects 03-01-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 385,003
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: BU Development Thread

Really don't understand why the first-floor facade wasn't replaced to enable floor-to-ceiling windows.

The looks like it was done on the cheap, as if to throw in the towel on the era of having...
Forum: Development Projects 02-15-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,157
Views: 344,900
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Cambridge Crossing (NorthPoint) | East Cambridge/Charlestown | Cambridge/Boston

Me too. Much more exciting than the usual render bs-artistry, by which I would have expected "biotechly," or "healthling" or "DNAnlysis" or the like.

That coupled with bizarre collection of...
Forum: Development Projects 02-14-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 763
Views: 183,007
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: General Electric HQ (Phase 1 - Necco Buildings Reno) | 244-284 A Street | Fort Po

This is actually welcomed news all around (especially GE's "doing the right thing" actions).

It's welcomed news because we all knew nothing was going to be done with that parcel for years and...
Forum: Development Projects 02-13-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3,873
Views: 997,700
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

They're spending $100mil on something, and it sure ain't render artists...
Forum: Development Projects 02-13-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3,873
Views: 997,700
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

So, my apologies to CSTH, as it appears that they may actually be doing both...adding Level 9 cantilevered seats, and, only on the Causeway side, blasting through the wall behind the back row of the...
Forum: Development Projects 02-13-2019, 03:22 PM
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Views: 997,700
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

^Yea, my understanding is that all concourse levels are getting expanded outboard toward causeway street on that specific side of the garden (into the footprint of the addition).

Altogether this...
Forum: Development Projects 02-13-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3,873
Views: 997,700
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

^Yes, see the commented photo addendum added to my post above yours
Forum: Development Projects 02-13-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3,873
Views: 997,700
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

I do not think that's correct (though my take is also a guess).

First, Level 9 is the level that already overhangs the existing balcony. Second, they do say "cantilever". And third, the one render...
Forum: Development Projects 02-13-2019, 01:22 PM
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Views: 997,700
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

And along those lines, they really need to design/install some better wayfinding signage as part of this overall project (e.g., for both commuters and eventgoers). I realize that it's still early and...
Forum: Development Projects 02-13-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3,873
Views: 997,700
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

From TD garden website (https://www.tdgarden.com/news/detail/td-garden-introduces-boston-garden-society). Also, here (https://www.tdgarden.com/news/detail/legendary).


Sorry, haven't found a...
Forum: Development Projects 02-13-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3,873
Views: 997,700
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Thanks, Stevebikes, for the nice photoset.

Just went to a celtics game last weekend too. Summary of my thoughts:
**TD garden's interior concourses now look great. Love the terazzo floors and new...
Forum: Development Projects 02-11-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 35,479
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The New Office Thread

Globe article on how office building landlords feel compelled to install fancy new lobbies:...
Forum: Development Projects 02-11-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4,518
Views: 994,578
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Admittedly guessing (and it was a fun thought exercise), and similar to BB's sentiments:
I don't think you can have authenticity in a building created in a vacuum. I agree authenticity is likely a...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 02-11-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 26,812
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Where is....?

Beeline...we miss you immensely.
The odurandina-to-beeline posts ratio on aB has been agonizingly suboptimal lately.

We know you're away and checking in from time-to-time, but just know how...
Forum: Development Projects 02-08-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 16,061
Posted By bigpicture7
Forum: Development Projects 02-08-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4,518
Views: 994,578
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

^As a society, we don't need to agree on everything. But we will never survive if we agree on nothing.

A shared basic value system that's compatible with differing worldviews is the only way to...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-08-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 96,042
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Red Line / Blue Line Connector

I understand, and that's fair. But my main point (question) was whether this could be a way to get interested parties' skin in the game without giving them private ownership of MBTA assets. I was...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-08-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 96,042
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Red Line / Blue Line Connector

Of course bonds need to be paid back. My point was with regard to the corporate and community involvement aspect...
Upthread, folks were criticizing corporations' direct involvement in building...
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