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Forum: Development Projects 02-22-2018, 07:10 PM
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Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

That's not self loathing. Its fleas!
Forum: Development Projects 02-18-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 488
Views: 110,624
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Re: Quaker Lane + Congress Square | Downtown

It looks goofier in person if you actually look at it. But the good news is that mostly the streets are narrow and busy, so there is less time to contemplate the silliness. Also, the anodyne 2-D...
Forum: Greater New England 02-17-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 21,433
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Re: MY TOP 15 NEW ENGLAND CITIES

Barb, don't know about Stamford: is it nice? Haven't stopped in years, looks blah from the highway when pressing the accelerator to makeup for time lost (or about to be lost) in the New Haven-...
Forum: Development Projects 02-17-2018, 03:35 PM
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Views: 123,609
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Re: What's Happening With Project X?

Even as a simpleton dog, I can still sniff a govno zabarchi process. (Apologies for Romanization, my 70's era Russian is fading.)
Forum: Development Projects 02-16-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 160,904
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Re: Longfellow Place (née Garden Garage Towers) | 35 Lomasney Way | West End

How about having it as the centerpiece of a large lobby in a very tall building?
Forum: Development Projects 02-16-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,522
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Re: Dock Square Parking Garage, 20 Clinton Street

In this case of Parcel 9 the context is seemingly the ArchBoston proverbial field of frisky donkeys.

The planners are missing the proper historical context...an area that is an exciting magnet for...
Forum: Development Projects 02-15-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 94,591
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Re: Parcel 9 - The Greenway

Yeah, I get the theory of contextualism, but ye olde shopper wasn't driving a Honda CRV over to the Old Feather Store for groceries and then popping in to the Bell in Hand for a wine spritzer.
Forum: Development Projects 02-15-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,522
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Re: Dock Square Parking Garage, 20 Clinton Street

Don't be surprised if the top segment gets rotated to avoid the charge that it hulks over Quincy Market.
Forum: Development Projects 02-15-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 94,591
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Re: Parcel 9 - The Greenway

Agree. This can't be the highest and best use for the property. Surely the developer wants to extract more value from the site. Responsibility for this mediocrity surely must fall on the city...
Forum: Development Projects 02-15-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 94,591
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Re: Parcel 9 - The Greenway

Nice Rte 495 office park there, mister.
Forum: General 02-14-2018, 06:08 PM
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Views: 470,049
Posted By tobyjug
Re: Open Thread

Here is an airplane for sale with some local history:

http://www.platinumfighters.com/fg1dn72nw

It flew out of Squantum NAS, now known as Marina Bay.
Forum: Development Projects 02-14-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 212,574
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Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

Ha! The architect of that place in Singapore can practically see the Wynsino from his atelier window.
Forum: Development Projects 02-14-2018, 04:44 PM
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Views: 212,574
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Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

At the risk of someone pointing out someplace that got the shit bombed out of it by the RAF, USAAF, Luftwaffe, Regia Aeronautica or Red Airforce, and then got a downtown highway in the...
Forum: Development Projects 02-14-2018, 04:20 PM
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Views: 212,574
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Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

Then this can be the appropriate tombstone monument to that delusion.
Forum: Development Projects 02-14-2018, 04:05 PM
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Views: 212,574
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Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

Ah, but these are American casinos. Swank, baby. Suave as in "su-wa-vay".

Think James Bond in "Diamonds are Forever" showing up in a Las Vegas casino in his white dinner jacket, and being...
Forum: Development Projects 02-13-2018, 06:28 PM
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Views: 212,574
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Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

A casino with a tacky façade? I'm shocked, shocked that gambling is going on in there!
Forum: Development Projects 02-13-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 180,224
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Re: One Greenway (Parcel 24) | 0 Kneeland Street | Chinatown

In (reluctant) defense, the texture reads like corrugated cardboard in the photo, but is better in person. Also, from an occupant perspective, sitting on top of one of the fumiest spots in the...
Forum: Development Projects 02-12-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3,845
Views: 729,249
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Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

...and that French phrase is... beton brut.
Forum: Development Projects 02-07-2018, 04:10 PM
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Views: 212,574
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Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

His family name was Weinberg. His dad changed it to Wynn. No biggie. His antecedents probably chose "Weinberg" in the early 1800's because some Austrian or German laws required it (e.g. "Edict of...
Forum: Development Projects 02-05-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3,845
Views: 729,249
Posted By tobyjug
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

I agree with you. Originally the Fed wanted to raise rates at least 3 to 4 times this year to begin to "clear enough cap space" to have room to stimulate the economy in a down turn.

The...
Forum: Development Projects 02-05-2018, 03:12 PM
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Views: 729,249
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Forum: Development Projects 02-01-2018, 10:15 PM
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Views: 729,249
Posted By tobyjug
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

So what happened there Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest?
Forum: Development Projects 01-31-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 85,131
Posted By tobyjug
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

They were right in the street. These were true street cars, like you get if you are heading out by Parker Hill Road, etc. For a car driver it is like having a bull charge at you.

At first the...
Forum: Development Projects 01-31-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 85,131
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Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

I'm an old enough dog to have ridden on many of the now disappeared streetcar lines that were converted to bus routes. One thing I recall about their loss was the attitude that rail transport was...
Forum: Development Projects 01-31-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 85,131
Posted By tobyjug
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Ha. You want antiques ride the PCC streetcars on the Mattapan-Ashmont run. Those things are good for another 50 years. If you had tuk tuks in the streets, you could be in Calcutta.
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