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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-03-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 118,756
Posted By estyle
Re: General Infrastructure

I went by there earlier today and stood on the curb baffled by the expanse of pale green paint. It was so unexpected. But as a first step to fixing that road it's great.
Forum: Development Projects 08-02-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 327,794
Posted By estyle
Re: BU Development Thread

Me too and I honestly have no idea what you are talking about. I saw something very simplistic. Simplistic not simple. So maybe in your face like Koolhaas but not the real elegance Mecanoo brings to...
Forum: Development Projects 07-31-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,106
Views: 280,804
Posted By estyle
Re: Fenway Center (One Kenmore) | Turnpike PARCEL 7, Beacon Street | Fenway

I'd love to see a picture. But my expectations for a TAT building are not high. They must have a great price point given the amount of work (and fairly high profile, with the Raffles Hotel) that we...
Forum: Development Projects 07-17-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,336
Views: 285,888
Posted By estyle
Forum: Development Projects 07-16-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 139,926
Posted By estyle
Re: Quaker Lane + Congress Square | Downtown

Interesting. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Development Projects 07-16-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 139,926
Posted By estyle
Re: Quaker Lane + Congress Square | Downtown

This. The underside may actually be one of my favorite parts of this project (after the shaping of the vertical addition). It is unusual and interesting and yet somehow manages to serve as a backdrop...
Forum: Development Projects 07-13-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 94,995
Posted By estyle
Re: NEMA Boston | 399 Congress St. | Seaport

Elkus Manfredi, Stantec, and CBT. Should be some kind of moratorium.

I totally agree we have great firms in town that should be getting the work. Could have phrased it better (and we have some...
Forum: Development Projects 07-13-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 94,995
Posted By estyle
Re: Residences at 399 Congress St (formerly Madison Seaport Hotel)

Well, it's Rafael Vinoly not Stantec. He's not my favorite architect by a long shot but he's in a different class. I'd be thrilled if we could get some more out of town architects. The best things we...
Forum: Development Projects 07-13-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 105,431
Posted By estyle
Re: East Boston Developments

Planning is all well and good. Even if it is codified as zoning, which isn't happening for recent plans in JP and South Boston, the ZBA is granting the vast majority of variances so planning and...
Forum: Development Projects 07-11-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,689
Posted By estyle
Re: MassMutual | 10 Fan Pier Blvd | Fan Pier Parcel E | Seaport

What is Boston's architectural review board?

Does she mean the BCDC (which met last night), which certainly aren't the last word on building design, their purview is public realm, not building...
Forum: Development Projects 07-11-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 105,948
Posted By estyle
Re: Somerville Developments

It's such a nice presentation (justification?) until page 12 " Modulate residential mass to capture additional space." In other words, fill up every damn inch of space regardless of all that stuff we...
Forum: Development Projects 07-10-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,898
Posted By estyle
Re: 60 Kilmarnock St | Fenway

I agree with you about crossing the alley. I'm sure they are making an argument about exit cores and saving money, but it would be a better project if it respected the context a bit more.
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Forum: Development Projects 07-10-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,566
Views: 327,169
Posted By estyle
Re: Allston-Brighton Developments

Wow, Pavement looks great. That is a real improvement to that area.
Forum: Development Projects 07-09-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,452
Posted By estyle
Re: The Ropewalk | 5th Street | Charlestown Navy Yard

It is an incredibly cool building, one of the few ropewalks left in the US. It has defied developers for years--I think it would have been great start up space or something similar that could have...
Forum: Development Projects 07-09-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,312
Posted By estyle
Re: Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

Ah, that's where it is.

Honestly, I kind of like it. Mostly because it isn't gray. I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
Forum: Development Projects 07-09-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 315,633
Posted By estyle
Re: Boston (née New Brighton) Landing | New Balance Complex | Brighton

And there is a Stop and Shop a few hundred feet away that's about to get a major make over. Roche Bros just doesn't make a lot of sense here--and there are plenty of places it would.
Forum: Development Projects 07-09-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 95,001
Posted By estyle
Re: Pier 4 Condo Building (Former Anthony's site) | Seaport

Interesting isn't it? If you look at the section where the masonry has been installed, you can see some kind of structure exposed where I assume the balconies will be. I wonder if they are using a...
Forum: Development Projects 07-09-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,312
Posted By estyle
Re: Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

I can't figure out where all that yellow is going. If I look at the BCDC presentation on the web, there is yellow at the entry and around some building-scale window elements. While I know the mock up...
Forum: Development Projects 07-05-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 105,431
Posted By estyle
Re: East Boston Developments

Very nicely summarized.

I'll add that we are seeing a lot of the same architects over and over again in these neighborhoods. I suspect a lot of them are working on a razor thin margin to get the...
Forum: Development Projects 07-05-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 48,847
Posted By estyle
Re: Official City Hall Plaza Proposals

Not to mention paving. The City's disabilities commission would like to cover the world in asphalt and concrete. Hopefully someone's advocating for the newer tight set brick pavers.

I'm also...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-02-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 177,122
Posted By estyle
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

I don't know. From what I've heard there are easements all along track 61, out to the marine park. There is a pie in the sky dream of reactivating it for passenger use. And an even more pie in the...
Forum: Development Projects 06-28-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,336
Views: 285,888
Posted By estyle
Re: South Boston Infill and Small Projects

189 E. First. I hate to say it, but I would prefer a bland box over this level of whatthefuckery.
Forum: Development Projects 06-28-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4,087
Views: 673,036
Posted By estyle
Re: The New Retail Thread

I've seen Paul in Japan too--decent quick food. The one on Washington started out well--the salad nicoise was really good. But it quickly went downhill. Food wasn't ready to be picked up, portions...
Forum: Development Projects 06-19-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 170,360
Posted By estyle
Re: Boston College Master Plan

This part of the BC campus is literally build on an infilled reservoir so it's not too surprising they have flood issues. The field house actually has a big under ground stormwater system (It's in...
Forum: Development Projects 06-15-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 287,575
Posted By estyle
Re: Harvard - Allston Campus

It's funny, you'd think it was Stern, but actually that is our own William Rawn doing his best Stern imitation. It is bland, but, that's what they like at HBS. The HU buildings around Allston are...
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