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Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 04-01-2017, 12:25 PM
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Posted By Hubman
Re: High Rise Public Housing In Boston

+1. Just like there are well designed, sensitive Modernist plazas that everyone enjoys, and some that are hated by the public. It depends on the case.

Also look at these lists of the best ones:...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-31-2017, 06:31 PM
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Posted By Hubman
Re: High Rise Public Housing In Boston

You think? I always thought there must be something wrong with the building, even if it isn't the sole problem.:confused:
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-31-2017, 05:04 PM
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Posted By Hubman
Re: High Rise Public Housing In Boston

I think another problem was the exterior spaces and the problems that the cruciform design invoked (i.e you could get mugged or something in one of the corners where no one could see you and the...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-29-2017, 04:02 PM
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Posted By Hubman
Re: High Rise Public Housing In Boston

It seems like many high-rises were torn down while low rises were left or "modernized".

And about the signature, yes, your quote is a perfect description of Trump's idea of good architecture.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-29-2017, 12:25 PM
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Posted By Hubman
Re: High Rise Public Housing In Boston

Why do humans respond negatively to living in high-rises, or at least low-income ones? And why can old people live in high-rises without any problems? There are so many senior citizens towers...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 10-15-2016, 05:41 PM
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Posted By Hubman
Re: High Rise Public Housing In Boston

426 of 501 of Clarendon Hill tower's units are affordable. They are commonly mistaken for housing projects because of their, boring, identical high rise design and because of the confusion between...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 10-15-2016, 04:10 PM
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Posted By Hubman
Re: High Rise Public Housing In Boston

I'm curious to know how many standing high rises in Boston used to be public housing and were converted to luxury or middle-income.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 10-12-2016, 04:29 PM
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Posted By Hubman
Re: High Rise Public Housing In Boston

Just found this, Cathedral Projects in Southie. They look a...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 10-12-2016, 04:24 PM
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Posted By Hubman
Re: High Rise Public Housing In Boston

It's funny that Boston didn't build any, because they were all gun-ho on other urban renewal plans, like The Central Artery and Gov't Center.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 10-11-2016, 08:42 PM
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Posted By Hubman
Re: High Rise Public Housing In Boston

I found Rindge Towers, which is a public-housing high rise in Cambridge, still operating, but that's not really in Boston.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 10-11-2016, 05:47 PM
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Posted By Hubman
High Rise Public Housing In Boston

Most large cities (NYC, Detroit, Chicago) build public housing high rises. Where are they in Boston? Columbia point was, but it was razed in 1988.
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