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Forum: Development Projects 05-13-2011, 10:36 AM
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Views: 162,364
Posted By ablarc
Re: Berklee Expansion Plans

Will they raze the nice little beaux-arts bank?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-13-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 117,492
Posted By ablarc
Re: Silver Line - Phase III / BRT in Boston

A sad tale of waste and stupidity.
Forum: Development Projects 04-22-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 149,119
Posted By ablarc
Re: Fort Point

Think you mean mid-to low tide.

Amsterdam's canals have low-slung boats that require not much clearance.
Forum: Development Projects 04-16-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6,375
Views: 1,081,608
Posted By ablarc
Re: Rose Kennedy Greenway

Is this what you call a mishmash? ^
Forum: Development Projects 03-30-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,997
Posted By ablarc
Re: The Affordable Housing Thread

^ Isn't that Waterside, rather than Stuytown/Peter Cooper?

A bit less Commie-Blockish from the outside.
Forum: Development Projects 03-26-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 298,112
Posted By ablarc
Re: YMCA/ Northeastern Dorm (formerly GrandMarc at St. Botolph)

I knew that, for goodness' sake. I was replying to porter's question, which seemed to be asking what was the value of the Huntington side.
Forum: Development Projects 03-26-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 298,112
Posted By ablarc
Re: YMCA/ Northeastern Dorm (formerly GrandMarc at St. Botolph)

It's the way it fits in the townscape that matters, the way it deals with that bend in Huntington. Suggests that it could become a grand boulevard. You can't trust any modern architect to put up a...
Forum: Development Projects 03-14-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 472,118
Posted By ablarc
Re: Atlantic Wharf (formerly Russia Wharf)

They sure ruined the folk-art charm of the Hood Building with that corporatized sign and conventionalized siding. No longer really an objet trouve. Just another building with a slightly weird shape....
Forum: Development Projects 03-11-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2,821
Views: 611,962
Posted By ablarc
Re: Cambridge Developments

little wonder.

Pedestrians this zone must carry fuel canisters.
Forum: Development Projects 03-09-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2,821
Views: 611,962
Posted By ablarc
Re: Cambridge Developments

The charms of everyday life in the suburbs...

I once stayed in a motel in Atlanta that was directly beside a convenience store, isolated by a fence. To access it on foot, I had to slip-slide down...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-04-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,040
Posted By ablarc
Re: Brigham Circle

That Harvard School of Public Health sure is a street-killer. Ditto, the Citizens Bank.

I know, I know: it beats whatever devastation was there before...
Forum: 2010 Awards Voting & Discussion 03-04-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 18,081
Posted By ablarc
Re: Worst Empty Parcel

Aye, matey. :)
Forum: Development Projects 02-19-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4,102
Views: 684,513
Posted By ablarc
Re: The New Retail Thread

Spread the crime more evenly?
Forum: Development Projects 02-18-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6,375
Views: 1,081,608
Posted By ablarc
Re: Rose Kennedy Greenway

Kid stuff and bark chips.

Every city has them.

Boston could be different.
Forum: Development Projects 02-17-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6,375
Views: 1,081,608
Posted By ablarc
Re: Rose Kennedy Greenway

... as it was in the early Sixties. You should have seen it when the Russian or French fleets were in.
Forum: Development Projects 02-17-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6,375
Views: 1,081,608
Posted By ablarc
Re: Rose Kennedy Greenway

?The question now is, how do we make sure there are enough activities on or around the Greenway to bring more people down there??? --Kairos Shen

A: strip joints, pool parlors, sailors dives, a...
Forum: Development Projects 01-26-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 62,548
Posted By ablarc
Forum: Development Projects 01-21-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3,242
Views: 610,548
Posted By ablarc
Re: Downtown Crossing

Hancock Building is 35 years old. Will there ever be a new "Boston's tallest"?
Forum: Development Projects 01-21-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 202,209
Posted By ablarc
Re: Garden Garage Towers (New West End building)

Greetings, statler.




Sometimes they "create" vitality by transferring it laterally from say, 42nd Street to Bryant Park or 14th Street to Union Square; or most especially vertically to the...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 01-19-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 19,517
Posted By ablarc
Re: Then and Now

Can you slow down the slide show a bit?
Forum: Development Projects 01-19-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 202,209
Posted By ablarc
Forum: Development Projects 01-19-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 169,420
Posted By ablarc
Re: Theater District Parcel P-7A

THEATRE DISTRICT A FEW DECADES BACK

Richard Burton?s baritone had rung the rafters for three hours in Equus. The departing crowd rustled and murmured in excited appreciation. They had witnessed...
Forum: Development Projects 01-19-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 169,420
Posted By ablarc
Re: Theater District Parcel P-7A

^ ... which ... tell the truth ... is generally not much!

The Hub of the Universe ... the Athens of America ... is now the Boonies.
Forum: Development Projects 01-16-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 202,209
Posted By ablarc
Re: Garden Garage Towers (New West End building)

The concept remains suburban.

Oh, those undulating and intersecting fat tipped arrows ... so mired in the Sixties along with the design!

Just build retail on most of the wasted green space, and...
Forum: Development Projects 12-24-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 922
Views: 235,600
Posted By ablarc
Re: Residences at Kensington

Merry Christmas, Lurker.
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