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Forum: Development Projects 10-20-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 36,254
Posted By Lisbon
Re: Education First (Phase III) | 10 North Point Blvd | Cambridge

I just laughed out loud reading your comment :)

This building looks like a cross between a prison and a public storage facility. It might actually make the Hult bulding next door look good!

Is...
Forum: Development Projects 09-18-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 36,254
Posted By Lisbon
Re: Education First (Phase III) | 10 North Point Blvd | Cambridge

I've seen this one multiple times in person, and it's looking awful. It would be much better (albeit boring and unoffensive) if it was just all glass. I don't understand the concrete with misaligned...
Forum: Development Projects 05-19-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 82,064
Posted By Lisbon
Re: The Eddy | 6 New Street | East Boston

Coyote137, I love that view of the North End. Spectacular!
Forum: Development Projects 05-19-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 30,027
Posted By Lisbon
Re: AVA North Point II | Archtone phase II | East Cambridge

I'm guilty of this. As time goes on, I've lowered my standards and expectations around how I want new construction to contribute to this city's built environment.

This AVA could have used higher...
Forum: Development Projects 04-18-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 30,027
Posted By Lisbon
Re: AVA North Point II | Archtone phase II | East Cambridge

I completely agree, very well said. I live near this building. There was a point a few months ago where I was prepared to hate it given how the facade was turning out. Now, I think it looks OK - not...
Forum: Development Projects 03-15-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 875
Views: 278,235
Posted By Lisbon
Re: Ink Block (Boston Herald) | 300 Harrison Avenue | South End

The comparison between this and the Duomo in Siena is hilarious. That said, this building isn't bad, and honestly will be most noticeable by people driving on 93.

I wonder how sound proof the...
Forum: Development Projects 03-15-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4,547
Views: 1,338,343
Posted By Lisbon
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

What percentage of birds who die from hitting glass skyscrapers are sparrows, pigeons, and seagulls? I would venture pretty high, just because these birds are so common in our cities.
Forum: Development Projects 01-19-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4,846
Views: 1,080,504
Posted By Lisbon
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Completely agree.



Transit is one of two major solutions, the other is what GW suggests above: modern urban zoning plus subsidies to the less well-off (and not segregating the less well-off...
Forum: Development Projects 01-17-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 24,207
Posted By Lisbon
Re: Condo + Retail Project | 124-126 Salem Street | North End

This building does look dated and disjointed, but at least it's interesting, has similar proportions to its neighbors, and will only be noticed by people walking down that particular stretch of Salem...
Forum: Development Projects 01-17-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4,846
Views: 1,080,504
Posted By Lisbon
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

This is a good question, does increasing the supply of luxury homes put downward pressure on costs for everyone?

Intuitively, I would say yes. Assuming demand is greater than supply, and the...
Forum: Development Projects 01-17-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4,846
Views: 1,080,504
Posted By Lisbon
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

You are probably correct that building booms are typically associated with increasing rents, not steady or decreasing ones. What you are leaving out is the confounding variable that is causing both...
Forum: Development Projects 09-13-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 185,010
Posted By Lisbon
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Exactly why I don't think they can consider an up-and-coming rustbelt city like Detroit, or any city without an adequate existing tech scene. Boston really is high up there in the running, I wouldn't...
Forum: Development Projects 07-21-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 212,987
Posted By Lisbon
Re: The Benjamin & VIA (née One Seaport Square) | Parcels B-C@Seaport Sq. | Seaport

Exciting times! I love visiting the L.L. Bean store in Freeport. It will be great to have a closer location, especially for returns and exchanges. I do wish they would make some of the clothes less...
Forum: Development Projects 07-21-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 55,686
Posted By Lisbon
Re: 45 Worthington Street | 35 stories, 385 units | Mission Hill

I would love to see this go forward. I agreed with many of the criticisms of this tower, chiefly with reorienting the bulk of the tower away from Worthington Street. That said, there absolutely is a...
Forum: Development Projects 07-07-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 158,642
Posted By Lisbon
Re: Residences at 399 Congress St (formerly Madison Seaport Hotel)

The render doesn't look bad! I am not a huge fan of the white (or light gray) precast though. White precast can be good (Twenty20), but often comes out bland (Avalon North Station, 100 Pier 4). Even...
Forum: Development Projects 06-30-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,992
Posted By Lisbon
Re: Retail Development | 198 Hanover Street | North End

While I would be happy for this to be taller, I for one actually like seeing the sides and backs of old buildings, including the ones behind this building. Even the utilitarian side/back facades of...
Forum: Development Projects 06-29-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 40,891
Posted By Lisbon
Re: The Huntington | 252, 258, and 264 Huntington Avenue

I love this tower, I think it's in a great location and the design is above par (for Boston at least). I wish there was a way though to save the facade of the building just to the left of the...
Forum: Development Projects 06-29-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 875
Views: 278,235
Posted By Lisbon
Re: Ink Block (Boston Herald) | 300 Harrison Avenue | South End

I laughed out loud at work reading this!

I don't think it's that bad, especially because this building is most visible from the highway. If nothing else it will help block traffic noise for the...
Forum: Development Projects 03-14-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2,009
Views: 486,933
Posted By Lisbon
Re: South Station Tower

I really like this. It reminds me of a great unfinished building in NYC:...
Forum: Development Projects 01-13-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4,846
Views: 1,080,504
Posted By Lisbon
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

The comment period on this proposal ends a week from today, you can submit your comments online here: http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/115-winthrop-square
Forum: Development Projects 01-13-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8,577
Views: 2,393,703
Posted By Lisbon
Re: Millennium Tower (Filene's) | 426 Washington Street | Downtown

Interesting, I have never noticed it since I basically only view the tower from the North. I don't think it looks that bad, though I agree it would look better covered or partially covered. Overall...
Forum: Development Projects 05-02-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 33,804
Posted By Lisbon
Re: Mosaic Boston Condos | 80-82 Fenwood Road | Longwood

Not bad, I think it would look better with a cornice all around the building.
Forum: Development Projects 04-26-2016, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4,846
Views: 1,080,504
Posted By Lisbon
Re: 111 Federal St. | Formerly Trans National Place (Winthrop Square) Part 2

Agreed that the Brutalist buildings you mention are more compelling than Rudolph's at 133 Fed. The "Y"-shaped pillars are my favorite part of the building because they remind me of the tridents at...
Forum: Development Projects 04-22-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,270
Posted By Lisbon
Re: Limited-service Hotel Project | 73 Essex St | Chinatown

+1

People said the same thing about the West End once upon a time, now it doesn't exist.

With time we can repair the buildings, fix the smells, etc. but is this building is destroyed, it will...
Forum: Development Projects 03-14-2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,164
Posted By Lisbon
Re: Chinatown Infill Projects

The new facade is a huge downgrade:...
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