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Forum: Development Projects 06-15-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,299
Posted By Roxxma
Re: Midtown Hotel redevelopment | 220 Huntington Avenue | Back Bay

I'm pretty sure that was the Milner on Charles St South.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 06-08-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,499
Posted By Roxxma
Re: Boston - Most Embarrassing Blight That Tourists See

As a descendant of survivors who came here on account of that very famine (as well as some much more recent arrivals), I concur 100%. It belongs at the Museum of Bad Art.
Forum: Development Projects 06-07-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 218,598
Posted By Roxxma
Re: One Bromfield | 1 Bromfield Street | Downtown

I walked up it yesterday. I counted six empty storefronts out of a total of (I think) 29 storefronts.
Forum: Development Projects 06-06-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 218,598
Posted By Roxxma
Re: One Bromfield | 1 Bromfield Street | Downtown

How many empty storefronts are there? I walk up it regularly, and off the top of my head can think of no more than three. Next time I walk up, I'll do a count...
Forum: Development Projects 05-15-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3,995
Views: 646,565
Posted By Roxxma
Re: The New Retail Thread

Not a fan of George Howell - their roast is way too strong and rather expensive- though not sure where Render is. I've been getting my coffee at Paul at Court and Washington since Red Barn closed for...
Forum: Development Projects 05-15-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3,995
Views: 646,565
Posted By Roxxma
Re: The New Retail Thread

Hopefully they'll reopen their Faneuil Hall location soon, now that the HVAC work there has finished and the ground floor retail establishments are slowly returning. There isn't much good coffee in...
Forum: Development Projects 03-28-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3,995
Views: 646,565
Posted By Roxxma
Re: The New Retail Thread

I was an interpretive ranger at a small urban state park in the late 1990s. Under state law, drinking in state parks is illegal, but I was told by my supervisor more or less "People enjoying a glass...
Forum: Development Projects 03-21-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3,995
Views: 646,565
Posted By Roxxma
Re: The New Retail Thread

I go to the TJ Maxx sometimes. Maybe Newbury Comics to get that gift for a nephew's birthday or the occasional Pixies, Fugazi, or Heatmiser/Elliott Smith re-release on vinyl (and to relive the time I...
Forum: Development Projects 03-06-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2,742
Views: 648,909
Posted By Roxxma
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

I don't hate it, but if I was the owner of the W Hotel, I might have a problem with it. That's all I can see now: A giant W!
Forum: Development Projects 02-28-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 59,819
Posted By Roxxma
Re: Winter Garden | 100 Federal St. | Financial District

I love Red Barn. Their Faneuil Hall shop is temporarily closed while the building's HVAC is replaced, leaving me with very few places to get decent coffee in the area.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 02-14-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,097
Posted By Roxxma
Re: Nominations: ArchBoston ugliest buildings

780 Harrison Avenue (https://goo.gl/maps/4NX6u2DBHmL2), aka the Housman Medical Research Center. It looks like someone turned a men's room inside out. The only thing missing is the urinals.
Forum: Development Projects 02-02-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3,995
Views: 646,565
Posted By Roxxma
Re: The New Retail Thread

Pret a Manger at State and Washington disappeared last week. One day it was there, and the next day *poof* it's like it never existed. I wonder if the always busy Paul bakery across the street had...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-31-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 942
Views: 161,663
Posted By Roxxma
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

I think a lot of people would be happy to see them dropped off of the top of the John Hancock Tower.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-29-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 111,435
Posted By Roxxma
Re: General Infrastructure

No turn on red is a vestige of the energy crises in the 1970s, meant to prevent excessive idling. In urban areas it should be the default. Per a FHWA study on practices in other countries...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 01-26-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 30,202
Posted By Roxxma
Re: Proposed But Never Built

I don't mind the shorter of the two buildings at IP at all, but the Palladian Palace is probably one of the ugliest high rises in North America. 500 Boylston is so cheesy that it inspired the...
Forum: Development Projects 01-26-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,755
Posted By Roxxma
Re: Parcel Q1 | 10 Drydock Ave. | Seaport

Yes, because LRVs run on a fixed guideway. Short of derailment, there's no chance of them bumping the walls.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 01-25-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 30,202
Posted By Roxxma
Re: Proposed But Never Built

It looks like they were trying to out-Philip Johnson Philip Johnson's more monstrous post-1970s postmodern uglies (500 Boylston, International Place, etc)
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-23-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,511
Posted By Roxxma
Re: Parking Permits

Residential permits should be tied to residents, not cars. Why shouldn't I, as a resident of my street, be able to park a Zipcar or rental near my home during my reservation? I have been ticketed...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-16-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 55,000
Posted By Roxxma
Re: Proposed Boston flood barrier

It is. I was told once by the MDC ranger who oversaw the Charles River Dam and the area parks that each of the six pumps at the Charles River Dam move about 25,000 (or maybe 250,000?
it was about...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-11-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3,764
Views: 612,999
Posted By Roxxma
Re: Logan Flight Additions

I was. I picked the starboard window seat in the first row of the economy section both ways between Boston and Istanbul, a bulkhead seat that got decent reviews on Seatguru. Per the reviews, the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-08-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3,764
Views: 612,999
Posted By Roxxma
Re: Logan Flight Additions

It was reading reviews like this that helped me decide to take Turkish over BA for a trip to Greece that I'm planning for September. That and the nightmare that transferring at Heathrow can be.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-03-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3,236
Views: 386,264
Posted By Roxxma
Re: clearing snow from sidewalks

Burlington does (https://patch.com/massachusetts/burlington/burlington-gets-high-praise-sidewalk-snow-removal). Apparently Wilmington does not.
Forum: Development Projects 11-15-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 29,580
Posted By Roxxma
Re: The Huntington | 252, 258, and 264 Huntington Avenue

Not to mention the poor subway passengers who will have to swim through that pool just to get in and out of Symphony Station.
Forum: Development Projects 11-14-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,258
Posted By Roxxma
Re: MIT New 450-bed Residence Hall | 121 Vassar St. | Cambridge

It's kind of like the Charles Hotel, but not as pretty.

Speaking of the Charles Hotel, I'm reminded of the headline from the late, lamented Weekly Week (a late 1990s local satirical paper, a la...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-14-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 82,529
Posted By Roxxma
Re: MBTA Bus & BRT

I would go a little further and divert the 350 to Medford instead of Alewife, or introduce another route that connects the 350 corridor with the Green Line via West Medford (like a 350A, North...
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