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Forum: Development Projects 08-17-2018, 05:29 PM
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Views: 673,036
Posted By stellarfun
Re: The New Retail Thread

Jacob Wirth's may be waiting for insurance monies, and architect drawings to have repairs consistent with code.
Forum: Development Projects 08-17-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 119,527
Posted By stellarfun
Re: The St Regis Residences (former Whiskey Priest site) | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

The condo residences haven't been built yet, nearing the conclusion of the permit approval phase. The hotel has been open for years.
Forum: Development Projects 08-17-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 125,787
Posted By stellarfun
Re: The Boulevard (née The Times/Littlest Bar) | 110 Broad St | Downtown

Yes, there is.

There are shutters on the second floor of Bulfinch's India Wharf (but not on the upper floors), north elevation. Second floor was probably offices. Concern would be that the glass...
Forum: Development Projects 08-16-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 119,527
Posted By stellarfun
Re: The St Regis Residences (former Whiskey Priest site) | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

No, the condo residences are near the hotel but in a separate building. The developer/owner decided that the hotel's services would be duplicated, and not 'borrowed'. IMO, this is a niche market...
Forum: Development Projects 08-16-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 681
Views: 119,527
Posted By stellarfun
Re: The St Regis Residences (former Whiskey Priest site) | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

I am familiar with very high-end condo residences which, when finished, will be managed by a hotel chain. I saw the proposed staffing for these condo residences, and when all was said and done, the...
Forum: Development Projects 08-15-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,922
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Suffolk Downs Redevelopment

In essence, the article is 'nobody knows nothing.'
Forum: Development Projects 08-15-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 171,990
Posted By stellarfun
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

182 Mass is owned by the Christian Science Mother Church.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 08-15-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By stellarfun
The Boston Three Decker as Housing Stock

From part of a comment Fitchburg line made in the Julie Hall thread.


A rather fascinating narrative on the history of the three decker....
Forum: Development Projects 08-15-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 32,920
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Julie Hall | Brookline Ave | Emanuel College | Fenway

I agree.
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I will note, however, that Harvard students, and other members of the Harvard community, vigorously objected to the original design for Berens Hall, a...
Forum: Development Projects 08-14-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,646
Views: 292,548
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Correct. (Detroit's water included an additive to inhibit lead from contaminating the water. Flint, when it switched the supply, neglected to include the additive.)

This illustrated paper by the...
Forum: Development Projects 08-14-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,646
Views: 292,548
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

For purveyors of fake facts,

Corporations did not cause or create the drinking water contamination in Flint. It was the lead water pipes, which were and are the responsibility of the city. (The...
Forum: Development Projects 08-14-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Liberty Tree Plaza

To transplant the referenced tree on the Common would kill the tree.

The city's announcement said the tree to be planted will be a disease-resistant elm. Probably not one from those being...
Forum: Development Projects 08-14-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 1,646
Views: 292,548
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

This thread is about Everett, --not Woburn, not Fall River, not Flint. But with respect to the larger picture, it is interesting to see you siding with the environmentalists, such as CLF....
Forum: Development Projects 08-13-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1,646
Views: 292,548
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

A brief history of the site is as follows:

New England Chemical 1868-1872
Cochrane Chemical Works 1872-1917. (Largest employer in Everett by 1875)
Merrimac Chemical 1917-1929
Monsanto ...
Forum: Development Projects 08-13-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1,646
Views: 292,548
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Your knowledge about the law seems to be less and less, while your ability to make unfounded assertions and accusations grows all the greater.

Any direct discharge by Monsanto into the Mystic...
Forum: Development Projects 08-13-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1,646
Views: 292,548
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

The Monsanto Everett facility was not a Superfund site. The Commonwealth took responsibility for overseeing the cleanup of the site. The Federal EPA would potentially have intervened if there was...
Forum: Development Projects 08-13-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By stellarfun
Re: MXD II | 325 Main St. | Kendall Square

Thanks equilibria for finding and posting those. I am a bit confused by the reference to an 'elevated cycling track', an extensive loop which appears to be at grade level.
Forum: General 08-12-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 309
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

With respect to no negative consequences, that is a premise you are not entitled to make. Why don't you use that argument with B&T, or with the Globe if somebody posts the entirety of a Globe...
Forum: General 08-12-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 309
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

MBTA wants to buy exclusive rights to that photo to use in a report it intends to publish. But before it pays for exclusive rights, MBTA wants an assurance that its purchase is indeed exclusive,...
Forum: General 08-12-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 309
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

Conflating selling roadside lemonade with property rights!

A copyright conveys a property right in an object; it may have great or little value. And the value is not the value assigned by the...
Forum: General 08-12-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 309
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

Very unlikely. As published in this forum, it does not qualify for a fair use exception, which may be granted for news, commentary, criticism, research, etc.

Odurandina'a apparent photoshopping...
Forum: General 08-11-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 309
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

For the photo in dispute, this is the photographer's website.
http://mattmacpherson.com/

The photographer has posted a license agreement on his website.



I recommend that a moderator take...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-11-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5,340
Views: 671,611
Posted By stellarfun
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Alewife at 'risk of imminent failure', consultant told the MBTA.
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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-10-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 78,490
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Longfellow Bridge update

Biking in winter in Montreal.

https://montrealgazette.com/life/winter-biking-in-montreal-no-sweat

^^^ The title is misleading, if the connotation is that it's easy. But no sweat because its...
Forum: Development Projects 08-10-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1,336
Views: 285,888
Posted By stellarfun
Re: South Boston Infill and Small Projects

Easier said than done, I fear.

Streetview indicates most of the restaurant is in a one story addition along West Broadway.

https://goo.gl/maps/QoHz78ZqkgN2

As for the building itself, a...
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