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Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 10:18 AM
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Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Allston-Brighton Developments

Bldup reports that the recently-vacated Cura acute care hospital site at 1515 Comm. Ave. has been acquired by a new proponent for redevelopment. This is on the elevated/bypass portion of Comm. on a...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning Yesterday, 09:58 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 24,088
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: NYC Architecture and Development

I wonder how much demolishing a 700'+ footer, whilst paying to relocate 6,000 employees, then constructing a new 1,200' footer in the middle of Manhattan costs in aggregate?
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 09:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,134
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: MIT New 450-bed Residence Hall | 121 Vassar St. | Cambridge

This is more complicated than y'all are making it. I agree MIT has made its share of bad architectural decisions. But MIT has a very reputable school of architecture, and when those internal folks...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 02-22-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 24,088
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: NYC Architecture and Development

Freaking huge indeed: 2.4 million sq. ft.

And it would be the tallest voluntarily demolished building in history (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_voluntarily_demolished_buildings).
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Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 02-21-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 24,088
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: NYC Architecture and Development

Holy moly...

JPMorgan just announced it will be demolishing its 52-story NYC headquarters to build a new, 70-story tower:
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Forum: General 02-07-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4,432
Views: 470,069
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Open Thread

Honestly, I really don't understand why libertarianism has to go hand-in-hand with an obsession that the present system must already be 100% meritocratic?

Why can't one (such as Brad) believe in...
Forum: General 02-07-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4,432
Views: 470,069
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Open Thread

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0003122414553656



This was a rigorously controlled study. A "scientist" or "engineer" from "Germany" is significantly more likely to gain legal...
Forum: General 02-07-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4,432
Views: 470,069
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Open Thread

Here is your hard evidence:
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0003122414553656

It takes a particularly insecure person to be jealous of the so called "entitlement" of others.


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Forum: Development Projects 12-15-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3,028
Views: 659,702
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Seaport Square (Formerly McCourt Seaport Parcels)

^ dude, do you even read the posts above?

No one is saying to subsidize minority only businesses! The suggestion was to create a small-business/affordable rent offering (similar to the housing...
Forum: Development Projects 12-15-2017, 12:41 PM
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Views: 659,702
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Seaport Square (Formerly McCourt Seaport Parcels)

I don't either, but that's the exact purpose of policy: to scaffold human behavior in a direction which the democratic constituency considers better aligned with the social compacts of society.
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Forum: Development Projects 12-15-2017, 12:30 PM
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Views: 659,702
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Seaport Square (Formerly McCourt Seaport Parcels)

That's why I keep saying "we can do better" is not that hard of an attitude to espouse. Take the high road, people.
Forum: Development Projects 12-15-2017, 12:26 PM
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Views: 659,702
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Seaport Square (Formerly McCourt Seaport Parcels)

Well said...but...

When the same development partners, including design, engineering, services, subcontractors get tapped on the shoulder time and again without fair/due search process....and the...
Forum: Development Projects 12-15-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3,028
Views: 659,702
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Seaport Square (Formerly McCourt Seaport Parcels)

People, let me ask you to try something that is extraordinarily simple and costs you nothing.
1) take a deep breath
2) say: "we could have done better"



Umm, how about the simple gesture of...
Forum: Development Projects 12-13-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3,028
Views: 659,702
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Seaport Square (Formerly McCourt Seaport Parcels)

That figure counts white Hispanics. For most diversity programs (I cannot speak for this particular construction metric) Hispanics count. Hispanic is an ethnicity, not a race, per the U.S. census. ...
Forum: Development Projects 12-13-2017, 08:25 PM
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Views: 659,702
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Seaport Square (Formerly McCourt Seaport Parcels)

^ yeah but come on, minority means a lot more than just blacks. The state is ~74% non-Hispanic white, and metro-Boston is ~50% white. I'll admit 40% is on the aggressive side, but not by much.
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Forum: Development Projects 12-13-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1,082
Views: 260,738
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Fenway Center (One Kenmore) | Turnpike PARCEL 7, Beacon Street | Fenway

Today ArchPaper provided a new Phase II render that I had not seen.

https://archpaper.com/2017/12/bostons-fenway-center-break-ground/

It looks like an expanded view of the one Stick posted.

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Forum: Development Projects 12-13-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 101,333
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Whiskey Priest/Atlantic Beer Garden Redevelopment | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

Let me fix that for you:

I have ZERO taller ants when it comes to -- PEOPLE -- taking something VERY valuable for GRANITE.
Forum: Development Projects 12-13-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3,028
Views: 659,702
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Seaport Square (Formerly McCourt Seaport Parcels)

They supposedly looked at the top-10 metros, drawing the line just after Boston. Therein lies a potential critique of the journalism...if they instead looked at top-20 metros, would boston look as...
Forum: Development Projects 12-13-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3,028
Views: 659,702
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Seaport Square (Formerly McCourt Seaport Parcels)

The mark of a good, valuable discussion is one where the different parties begin to converge on understanding each other.

I agree with your statement.

But here's where I want to push further on...
Forum: Development Projects 12-13-2017, 04:01 PM
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Views: 659,702
Posted By bigpicture7
Forum: Development Projects 12-13-2017, 03:54 PM
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Views: 659,702
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Seaport Square (Formerly McCourt Seaport Parcels)

jass is injecting a really important element to this discussion.

This whole fiasco is not about binary racism, or the logic of fairness.

It is about how people feel. Counting one basketball...
Forum: Development Projects 12-13-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 48,634
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: MIT East Campus - Kendall Square Gateway | Cambridge

Ah ok, so is it the one slated to replaced Eastgate after the demo that's academic space?
Forum: Development Projects 12-13-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3,028
Views: 659,702
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Seaport Square (Formerly McCourt Seaport Parcels)

cden4, I agree with you here and with several of the points you make in your previous post. The only point I didn't agree with was the evenhandedness of the globe's reporting (though I agree with...
Forum: Development Projects 12-13-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 48,634
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: MIT East Campus - Kendall Square Gateway | Cambridge

Correct; the 28-story residential tower is the one on the left. You can just see it in the upper-left of that render. The building on right is the one that will house the MIT Museum on the lower...
Forum: Development Projects 12-13-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 48,634
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: MIT East Campus - Kendall Square Gateway | Cambridge

Looks to me that BLDUP has posted some renders of the 28-story tower that we'd not yet shared on this site.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5815/31293132126_0ac8726b1e_b.jpg
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