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Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 12:15 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 33,509
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Old Boston Edison Plant | Summer St | South Boston

The site plan is rotated by 90 degrees, and so is your frame of reference.



The water is north of the site, but shows on the left side of the plan.

Block H = NE Corner
Block A = SE Corner...
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 10:08 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 33,509
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Old Boston Edison Plant | Summer St | South Boston

A, B, and C are on the south side of the property, along 1st St.

Current plans orient residential along 1st and away from the Channel and Freight Connector.
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4,467
Views: 1,320,572
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

Boston Globe: Zuma vs. Zuma: In name dispute, court finds in favor of Faneuil Hall Tex-Mex joint ...
Forum: Development Projects 07-03-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 463,471
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Hiring workers has been a huge challenge (https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2019/05/14/encore-hiring-spree-causing-anxiety/Yye7YcthF4CHXfUDkldmlI/story.html), both for Encore and all the other...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-02-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4,146
Views: 818,718
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Logan Flight Additions

I suspect this is largely *Novartis* wanting a Boston-Basel flight.
Forum: Development Projects 06-29-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4,467
Views: 1,320,572
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

Robert Campbell has weighed in (https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/2019/06/29/one-dalton-city-commanding-new-skyscraper-conjures-architectural-magic/EgkBIqheKHWt5afwg39M2K/story.html)
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 06-27-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,637
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: The Boston "what if" thread

What if Chelsea were annexed by Boston back in the early-90s when it went into receivership, as was considered at the time? What would Chelsea look like today if it were part of Boston? Would...
Forum: Development Projects 06-24-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 463,471
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

As we've seen with Assembly and South Bay, big box retail centers can get way denser without the retail going anywhere. By my measurements, the Gateway Center has about 29 acres of surface parking...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-21-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6,263
Views: 912,294
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Go to, say, the Northeastern stop on the E and you'll see probably 10 evaders per train in the morning. Sometimes the conductor barks over the intercom to "come forward and pay your fare," but...
Forum: Development Projects 06-21-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 463,471
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

True, but don't undercount the fact that Encore is already running shuttles from the casino to Wellington. By having employees park there too, they kill two birds with one stone. If that employee...
Forum: Development Projects 06-18-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 56,523
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Suffolk Downs Redevelopment

That's just the cost of the apartment building construction though. When you factor in all the other costs of a large-scale development that don't lead directly to revenues (land (which is big),...
Forum: Development Projects 06-14-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 25,172
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Parcel 12 | Massachusetts Avenue at Boylston Street | Back Bay

This is one of those situations where I seriously don't understand what the hell the BCDC reviewers are thinking. From the presentation, it looks like the changes to the plaza's design were made in...
Forum: Development Projects 06-14-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 25,172
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Parcel 12 | Massachusetts Avenue at Boylston Street | Back Bay

The renders in green and brown are all "before" renders. The "after" section has labelled massing models (in all white with no texture), and also those separate "view" renders showing white towers. ...
Forum: Development Projects 06-14-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 25,172
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Parcel 12 | Massachusetts Avenue at Boylston Street | Back Bay

Compare slides 10 and 18 of that presentation. Yes, there have been some slight changes to the massings, but also:

The color is gone from both towers(!)
The "flying buttress"-like stilts under...
Forum: Development Projects 06-07-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,536
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Office Tower | 125 Lincoln St | Leather District

PNF: [pdf] (http://www.bostonplans.org/getattachment/a1db10c3-fb81-40e2-b43a-e9d9efe08285)

Renders look kinda like a mashup of the two Hub on Causeway buildings.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-24-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6,263
Views: 912,294
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Could you imagine, say, the Starbuck app not accepting credit or debit payments for ten days in one month...
Forum: Development Projects 05-21-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4,097
Views: 1,093,895
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Avalon North Station used a steel "core" because it was built on top of an existing underground garage. Cast-in-place concrete cores are the usual choice to provide sheer strength and fire...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-21-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 140,104
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: MBTA Bus & BRT

^ Ari Ofsevit had a long tweetstorm (https://twitter.com/ofsevit/status/1130950448070909952) (and CommonWealth Magazine column...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-16-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3,015
Views: 572,737
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

^ Great analogy, fattony. The Google Maps "Measure distance" tool (which is far from exact) puts that stretch at 10 feet wide.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-15-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3,015
Views: 572,737
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

7 mph is an 8:35 mile. That's barely moving on a bike, and would even keep a significant share of runners off the path. A 10 foot wide path with a 7 mph speed limit is a sidewalk, not a "bike...
Forum: Development Projects 05-15-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 165,453
Posted By JumboBuc
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-15-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3,015
Views: 572,737
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

Yeah, 10 feet of pavement with grass on both sides is much wider in practice than 10 feet of pavement between barriers.
Forum: Development Projects 05-10-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,157
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Simmons University Living and Learning Center | 300 Fenway | Longwood

Dorms are probably more expensive than they should be, but college students paying high rents in new on-campus dorms is better for all non-college student renters than if those students were paying...
Forum: Development Projects 05-10-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,157
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Simmons University Living and Learning Center | 300 Fenway | Longwood

"Unlike some of those schools that are struggling financially, Simmons’ enrollment has grown significantly in recent years. Today, the school has more than 7,000 full-time, part-time, and online...
Forum: General 05-10-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,728
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Simmons University Living and Learning Center | 300 Fenway | Longwood

^ Uh, okay...

(I'm pretty sure these have been the standard talking points of a certain segment of the population for at least 50 years. But either way it's not something for this forum.)
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