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Forum: Development Projects 05-21-2018, 09:25 PM
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Posted By statler
Re: Pierce Boston (née The Point )| Boylston St/Brookline Av | Fenway

http://www.finehomebuilding.com/2008/01/17/upside-down-electrical-outlet

(Personally, I like the grounding slot down, humans are conditioned to see faces in things so grounding slot up looks...
Forum: Development Projects 05-11-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 13,073
Posted By statler
Re: Kenmore Square North

As someone said a while back, Urban Renewal never really stopped in Boston. it was just privatized.
Forum: Development Projects 05-08-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,290
Posted By statler
Re: Center Plaza Renovation | Center Plaza | Government Center

Yo Boston, we heard you like gray?

https://i.imgur.com/Er7PHcK.jpg?2
Forum: Development Projects 05-08-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,494
Posted By statler
Forum: Development Projects 05-07-2018, 07:16 PM
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Views: 630,872
Posted By statler
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

I wonder if the architect is a Dr. Who fan?

http://www.thedoctorwhosite.co.uk/wp-images/cybermen/types/v14-head.jpg
Forum: Development Projects 05-03-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4,211
Views: 800,633
Posted By statler
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

What is with the Chicago Bean? For scale?
Forum: Development Projects 04-28-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 63,698
Posted By statler
Re: Bulfinch Crossing Residential Tower (GCG Phase I) | 50 Sudbury St | Gov't Center

They have been dismantling that yellow crane(?). The underground work may be wrapping up?
Forum: Development Projects 04-25-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3,333
Views: 923,140
Posted By statler
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

My point was simply that NIMBY's who are vocally opposed to this project consist of:

A) Cranks in the Globe comment section who are also opposed to the color blue, the number 7 and Tuesdays.
...
Forum: Development Projects 04-25-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3,333
Views: 923,140
Posted By statler
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

It's a weird affection that I see in other fandoms as well. "I like X more than most so I will defend X against all enemies, real or imagined!"
Forum: General 04-25-2018, 02:48 PM
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Views: 496,859
Posted By statler
Re: Open Thread

You understand why fire stations are traditionally placed in the center of towns, yes?
Forum: Development Projects 04-25-2018, 02:17 PM
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Posted By statler
Forum: Development Projects 04-25-2018, 01:36 PM
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Views: 923,140
Posted By statler
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

Outside of this article (which isn't actually opposed to this building per se) has there really been a strong NIMBY resistance to this building? I am talking about an actual organized resistance, not...
Forum: Development Projects 04-20-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 507,870
Posted By statler
Re: Assembly Row (Assembly Sq Redevelopment) | Assembly Square | Somerville

To be fair, those with a more hopeful outlook on things may wish to dream of and perhaps work towards a better future, so these discussions may be helpful towards that end. (You need to identify...
Forum: Development Projects 04-20-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 507,870
Posted By statler
Re: Assembly Row (Assembly Sq Redevelopment) | Assembly Square | Somerville

No doubt, but as I said, it's not happening in our lifetime. (Sorry, I've been feeling a bit pessimistic lately)
Forum: Development Projects 04-20-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 507,870
Posted By statler
Re: Assembly Row (Assembly Sq Redevelopment) | Assembly Square | Somerville

This is exactly correct. Unfortunately none of us will ever see this kind of development in our lifetimes.
Forum: Development Projects 04-20-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 507,870
Posted By statler
Re: Assembly Row (Assembly Sq Redevelopment) | Assembly Square | Somerville

BB is more than capable of answering for himself but if I were to guess, he is looking for something a u t h e n t i c.

My problem is, and this may just be a lack of imagination on my part, I...
Forum: Development Projects 04-20-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 507,870
Posted By statler
Re: Assembly Row (Assembly Sq Redevelopment) | Assembly Square | Somerville

We speak of things that matter/
Of words that must be said/
Can analysis be worthwhile?/
Is the theater really dead?
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 04-17-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,764
Posted By statler
Re: General Boston Discussion.

Interesting article about both affordable housing and "fast-casual" style multi-unit buildings.

Architecture, Aesthetic Moralism, and the Crisis of Urban Housing...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 04-16-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,468
Posted By statler
Re: Boston - Most Embarrassing Blight That Tourists See

It's funny, if I were visiting a different city and I saw an old industrial age-era piece of infrastructure like Northern Ave Bridge or Charlestown Bridge, I would definitely take some time to check...
Forum: Development Projects 04-13-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3,984
Views: 639,092
Posted By statler
Re: The New Retail Thread

Sam Adams to open a taproom near Boston’s Faneuil Hall
Link (http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/04/13/sam-adams-open-tap-room-near-boston-faneuil-hall/kHf3FmXuUVFsDiIZgipLIP/story.html)

This...
Forum: Development Projects 04-13-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 507,870
Posted By statler
Re: Assembly Row (Assembly Sq Redevelopment) | Assembly Square | Somerville

The cooks watched a couple episodes of The French Chef.
Forum: Development Projects 04-13-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 507,870
Posted By statler
Forum: Development Projects 04-12-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4,211
Views: 800,633
Posted By statler
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

You are probably right about the original being VE'd away but still there is something about about an arch that's more than just "fun". People have an emotion reaction to them that an oversized...
Forum: Development Projects 04-12-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4,211
Views: 800,633
Posted By statler
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

I see what you did there but his point still stands. The original hall/lobby felt open to the public. The current version feels more like an entrance to a private space and less welcoming.
Forum: Development Projects 04-11-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4,211
Views: 800,633
Posted By statler
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

https://media.giphy.com/media/1Z02vuppxP1Pa/giphy.gif
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