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Forum: Development Projects 08-16-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 36,364
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Alexandra Hotel Renovation | 1769 Washington St | South End

It looks as if a boring imitation of a Charles Luckman building is assaulting the Alexandra.

This should be...better.
Forum: Development Projects 08-14-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 105,431
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: East Boston Developments

The design suggests that the developers actually hired an architect.

It will be difficult to convince many of my neighbors that this level of density is appropriate for this location.
Forum: Development Projects 08-04-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2,973
Views: 703,606
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Arrigo Minerbi (http://https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrigo_Minerbi?wprov=sfti1) lived a difficult but rich life. I wonder if he knew Bruno Zevi...
Forum: Development Projects 08-04-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,323
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Innovation Square (iSQ) | 6 Tide St. | Seaport

I came for the innovation and left for the mediocrity.
Forum: Development Projects 08-03-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2,973
Views: 703,606
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

I think we actually may have had something like that going prior to the first site-crash in 2006.

Quick back of the napkin list: Saarinen's MIT Chapel...
Forum: Development Projects 08-03-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 76,700
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Bulfinch Crossing Residential Tower (GCG Phase I) | 50 Sudbury St | Gov't Center

Perhaps the forum should be composing a letter to the R&D teams at Pfizer, Eli Lilly, and Bayer to develop a whole new class of erectile dysfunction drugs.
Forum: Development Projects 08-02-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2,973
Views: 703,606
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Nice shots. It’s becoming quite prominent as you approach Day Square on Bennington Street.

Next time you’re up there, pay a visit to the chapel in the nursing home across the street; it’s one of...
Forum: Development Projects 08-02-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 327,794
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: BU Development Thread

I can't say too much about what I've seen, as it might reveal the source.

Yes.

When I said, "awareness of" I was referencing the stacked massing of Mecanoo's Birmingham Library, in connection...
Forum: Development Projects 08-02-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,146
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: MIT Museum/Boeing | 314 Main St. | Kendall Square

Looking at the bold, wing-like cantilever of the T's headhouse, wouldn't it be cool if Boeing "donated" a wing (a 727 would work) for that overhang?

(Source...
Forum: Development Projects 08-02-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3,717
Views: 1,014,335
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

I was worried after posting that I'd gone "full Westie" with a bunch of pedantic rubbish, so glad you found it useful.

I still need to read it. I'm told that it's a valuable corollary to The...
Forum: Development Projects 08-01-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 327,794
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: BU Development Thread

In consideration of the time-honored concept of capacity-induced demand, has it occurred to you that the University's leadership (partnered with the city) might be trying to create a disincentive for...
Forum: Development Projects 08-01-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 327,794
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: BU Development Thread

Now that the cat is out of the bag, I'll attest to having seen the brief on this project as well. I'd describe it as a more refined approach to what we've seen from Rem Koolhaas with elements that...
Forum: General 08-01-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4,564
Views: 522,183
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Open Thread

When you go, don't miss the Darwin Martin House (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin_D._Martin_House). Though I haven't visited yet myself, I'm told that the restoration is breathtaking; Taliesin...
Forum: Development Projects 08-01-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 105,431
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: East Boston Developments

^ 100% agree. Coppersmith is the only project of underway in that part of East Boston that meets the existing and future needs of the community. The scale, urban form, and price point are...
Forum: General 08-01-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4,564
Views: 522,183
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Open Thread

^ Excellent choice. Here's another house-tour option (http://currier.org/collections/zimmerman-house/) with no steps to climb.

Further reading...
Forum: Development Projects 08-01-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3,717
Views: 1,014,335
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

^^ Indeed. Short answer, no one with a voice lived in the Back Bay, South End, or Fenway at that time.

Long answer, Boston's population was at its zenith during the interwar/Depression era...
Forum: Development Projects 08-01-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,146
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: MIT Museum/Boeing | 314 Main St. | Kendall Square

Pleasingly minimalist. The color palate, horizontal slice above the base, and the bend in the facade all call to mind DFCI's Yawkey Center...
Forum: Development Projects 07-31-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2,973
Views: 703,606
Posted By Beton Brut
Forum: Development Projects 07-31-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 160,624
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Marriott Moxy Hotel | 240 Tremont Street (Parcel P-7A) | Theater District

Coolest part of this project for me. A shame it'll be hidden from view.
Forum: Development Projects 07-29-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 19,448
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Clippership Wharf | East Boston

Looks worse in person. It won’t age; it’ll decay.
Forum: Development Projects 07-27-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2,973
Views: 703,606
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

I like Chicago, but it's far from perfect. My affection for it is connected to its heritage as an architectural laboratory. Like New York, its scale covers its warts and blemishes.

And I agree...
Forum: Development Projects 07-27-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2,973
Views: 703,606
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

The Green Line viaduct between Science Park and Lechmere would make for an interesting urban viewing platform, but rerouting the Green Line might be a bit costly...
Forum: Development Projects 07-26-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 2,973
Views: 703,606
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

I believe you'd have a pretty good shot here because the bulk of the site is:

Development takes place in a politically charged arena. Successful political gambits (circa 2018) must be inclusive....
Forum: General 07-26-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,450
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Surfing magnificence around the Boston Metro....

Here's a wave I dig:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Sb3E8KakEI
Forum: Development Projects 07-26-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2,973
Views: 703,606
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

The parts of Chicago that most visitors see have great energy and panache. I've felt most at home in Wicker Park, North Halsted, and Wrigleyville, places of rich urban fabric and human scale. This...
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