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Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 03:17 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 22,930
Posted By Scalziand
Re: MXD | 145 Broadway/250 Binney | Kendall Square

It's got shear studs for being embedded in concrete too. It's going to be one tough core.
Forum: Development Projects 01-27-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,535
Posted By Scalziand
Re: Kenmore Square North

Emphasis on the word 'building' I believe.
Forum: Development Projects 01-25-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 39,252
Posted By Scalziand
Re: Marine Industrial Park

SS United States (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_United_States) is still looking for a permanent home, although it would need a complete refurb.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-20-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 142,615
Posted By Scalziand
Re: Silver Line to Chelsea

Harbin is far colder than Boston, and they have cold weather electric buses.
http://www.chinabuses.org/2017/buses_0227/10890.html
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-22-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 154,569
Posted By Scalziand
Re: North-South Rail Link

Nice find, although they definitely don't match the current plans.
Forum: Development Projects 11-22-2017, 01:52 AM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 84,887
Posted By Scalziand
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Philly has the Schuylkill Yards development decking over the yards of the 30th Street station-direct connections to Amtrak and Septa. It's a very strong proposal. Tbh, it's happening whether or not...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 11-07-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3,273
Views: 439,729
Posted By Scalziand
Re: Crazy Transit Pitches

Would short turns at Back Bay be able to free up slots in South Station to accommodate the (extra) express trains that RI wants? Can Back Bay even do short turns?
Forum: Development Projects 10-09-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2,886
Views: 824,565
Posted By Scalziand
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

Glass tends to have a bit of a greenish tint to it because of traces of iron in it. Special low iron glass is clearer, and naturally more expensive because of the need for purer sand.

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Forum: Development Projects 09-20-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 22,930
Posted By Scalziand
Forum: Development Projects 09-20-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,801
Posted By Scalziand
Re: Flower Exchange Redevelopment | South End

Confused some of those for Seaport renders at first.
Forum: Development Projects 09-18-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 84,887
Posted By Scalziand
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

That's not strictly true. The first towers in the area have already been built.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cira_Centre
http://ciracentresouth.com/
Forum: Development Projects 09-15-2017, 01:24 AM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 84,887
Posted By Scalziand
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Anecdote time: when one of my friends graduated and was scouted by Microsoft, their starting salary was 90k, and that was 6 years ago, so wages have probably increased since then.
Forum: Development Projects 09-07-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 84,887
Posted By Scalziand
Re: The New Office Thread

Why not throw Worcester into the mix if you're considering Providence? Still pretty much part of Boston metro, and somewhat cheaper(than Boston, not sure how it compares with Prov) with loads of...
Forum: Development Projects 08-02-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 29,269
Posted By Scalziand
Re: Boston Globe Site Redevelopment | Dorchester

How about some more triple deckers or townhouses at teh southern end of the site as a buffer.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-01-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 154,569
Posted By Scalziand
Re: North-South Rail Link

What about the $100 million in annual operating savings from the link?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-31-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 66,047
Posted By Scalziand
Re: MBTA Bus & BRT

To lean on a stereotype, it's San Francisco.
Forum: Development Projects 06-15-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,514
Posted By Scalziand
Re: Dock Square Parking Garage, 20 Clinton Street

Remember the absurd price a parking spot in Beacon Hill went for a couple years ago?

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2015/11/03/beacon-hill-parking-spot-hits-market-for-650000/
Forum: Development Projects 06-14-2017, 12:37 AM
Replies: 2,886
Views: 824,565
Posted By Scalziand
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

2 days per floor is not unheard of for reinforced concrete construction on typical floors.
Forum: Development Projects 06-08-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,587
Posted By Scalziand
Re: Suffolk County Courthouse may close

Worcester's been having trouble getting a developer to renovate/redevelop the old Worcester County Courthouse after the new one was completed in 2008. The city got state grants for asbestos and PCB...
Forum: Development Projects 05-30-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2,886
Views: 824,565
Posted By Scalziand
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

Even that tower in question had 200ft chopped off for no good reason.
Forum: Development Projects 05-24-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 677
Views: 112,196
Posted By Scalziand
Re: Volpe Transportation Center Development | Kendall Sq | Cambridge

The Salesforce tower, and other transbay towers were always planned to be big, even before Salesforce signed on as the anchor tenant though.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-21-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5,102
Views: 587,555
Posted By Scalziand
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

CTDOT does, or at least did have the easements/ownership of the parcels mostly lined up. The issue then becomes that the horizontal curvature for an 80mph highway is not compatible with a 160+mph...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-17-2017, 12:59 AM
Replies: 2,796
Views: 408,687
Posted By Scalziand
Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

A couple new contracts for GLx went out.



https://commonwealthmagazine.org/transportation/keolis-on-time-performance-improves/
Forum: Development Projects 05-05-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3,845
Views: 728,674
Posted By Scalziand
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

You weren't listening. There was one lady complaining that the shadows would kill her cat.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-29-2017, 11:34 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 111,749
Posted By Scalziand
Re: Fall River/New Bedford Commuter Rail

That's just like Kingston/Plymouth too.
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