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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-11-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6,263
Views: 912,297
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

With all due respect, that's ridiculous and defeatist. I ride the Red Line every day and know about its travails but despite them there is no sense in which a car commute from the ends of the Red...
Forum: Development Projects 07-11-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 166,466
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: Echelon Seaport | 133-135 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

I will only speak for myself: I like the idea of the economy doing well even though I don't really feel like I'm seeing it reflected in my wages. I also hear a lot about businesses doing well; I...
Forum: Development Projects 07-09-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 174,659
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: Bulfinch Crossing Residential Tower (GCG Phase I) | 50 Sudbury St | Gov't Center

Happy to revisit this in a few months. Though I bet I won't be satisfied until the second tower starts growing to offset the solid feeling of this one.
Forum: Development Projects 07-09-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 174,659
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: Bulfinch Crossing Residential Tower (GCG Phase I) | 50 Sudbury St | Gov't Center

From photo distance the depth of the facade flattens out so it looks cheaper than it is, with small punched openings. I want it to be a success but it's not looking great. You can't make the argument...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-03-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 281,670
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

This is why we can't have nice things.
Forum: Development Projects 06-28-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 883,879
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: The New Retail Thread

Ah yes, the discussion forum where the discussion part is foregone and we jump to everyone's favorite part, the conclusion.
Forum: Development Projects 06-27-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 36,891
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: Emerson College - Little Building Addition + Renovation | 80 Boylston St | Downto

I think it's great, but does anyone know whether the color on the bay/oriel windows is a primer or final? I've never liked it and I'd love to see them come back with something in the charcoal range.
Forum: Development Projects 06-27-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 125,564
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: MIT East Campus - Kendall Square Gateway | Cambridge

http://s3.amazonaws.com/mindcipher/puzzles/puzzle_images/000/000/092/original/ParallelLinesOpticalIllusion2.JPG?1359085925

Nader Tehrani is a smart guy, I'm sure this effect is intentional but for...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 06-27-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 29,678
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: General Boston Discussion.

Not quite sure what the best place for this is, it's not transit but it's a crazy roadways pitch:

EITHER

Eliminate one of Storrow Drive or Memorial Drive (Land Blvd can stay as a local road)
...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-24-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6,263
Views: 912,297
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

We're seeing the problem of ethos rear its head at every scale. You need the public to believe in the competency of the institutions serving them or all sorts of necessary mores and customs start to...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 06-21-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,637
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: The Boston "what if" thread

Stick, I think that's probably never going to happen. A certain university might have something to say about a 4-6 lane boulevard cutting through it at this point.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-20-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 281,670
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

Huh, never had that problem--in my experience bus drivers will open the door if they can't see clear to the rear or if they can see someone waiting to alight from the rear door, which makes everyone...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 06-20-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,637
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: The Boston "what if" thread

I think we'd see (even harsher) demarcation between being "inside the beltway" and outside. The Fenway, the South End, and East Cambridge/port would push their residential zoning all the way to the...
Forum: Development Projects 06-18-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 430
Views: 121,716
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: 40 Trinity Place | 426 Stuart Street | Back Bay

Weirdly reactionary take here. Where do you suppose the English word came from? Funnily enough, with the exception of the French Academy who would surely agree with you, mainstream linguistics is...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-18-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 281,670
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

Two trivial observations:
-This is an obvious maintenance-minded decision but I wish the doors had been painted with the orange bar. The discontinuity is displeasing, but it's not a big deal.
-The...
Forum: Development Projects 06-11-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2,163
Views: 637,001
Posted By cadetcarl
Forum: Design a Better Boston 06-11-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,688
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: Long Island Bridge

I share some of your sentiments, but:

1) It's not a complete waste of money. Even if the physical plant on the island were given over to other programs of your choice, even recreation, people...
Forum: Development Projects 06-10-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2,163
Views: 637,001
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: Assembly Row (Assembly Sq Redevelopment) | Assembly Square | Somerville

I feel about parking lots getting turned into housing the way some people feel about tall buildings; this is the transformation I'm most looking forward to for the next cycle.
Forum: Development Projects 06-07-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 26,759
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: LaGrange Tower | 47-55 LaGrange St. | Theater District

I think that's the clearest glass I've ever seen.
Forum: Development Projects 06-07-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3,348
Views: 820,507
Posted By cadetcarl
Forum: Development Projects 06-06-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 174,659
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: Bulfinch Crossing Residential Tower (GCG Phase I) | 50 Sudbury St | Gov't Center

I'm reminded from DZ's photos how much I love Sert's work at Peabody Terrace and how much I hate at aluminum panel monstrosity in Central Square, the one they spent two years taking the panels off to...
Forum: Development Projects 05-31-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4,467
Views: 1,320,574
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

I'm sorry but you guys are squabbling over 30 feet. You really think 3 floors would have made the difference, would have really broken the plateau? From the ground you can't tell and from far away...
Forum: Development Projects 05-30-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,002
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: Parcel P (Foundation Medicine) | 400 Summer Street | Seaport

This is excellent and I'd be okay to let them get started today.

Iffffff I were inclined to be nitpicky in the most obnoxious way possible, I'd say I wished they didn't treat all four sides of the...
Forum: Development Projects 05-28-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 125,564
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: MIT East Campus - Kendall Square Gateway | Cambridge

Winfield, that first shot is money. Thanks, and welcome!
Forum: Development Projects 05-17-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 463,472
Posted By cadetcarl
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