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Forum: Development Projects 03-12-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2,395
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Posted By pelhamhall
Re: Fan Pier

This rendering also didn't look terrible: http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h32/wxmike/FanPierOffice1.jpg
Forum: Development Projects 03-12-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2,395
Views: 629,456
Posted By pelhamhall
Re: Fan Pier

Ghastly!

It's like they took the worst parts of the worst buildings in Boston and mashed them down into two stumps.

Nothing says real estate dud like having to pay a company $72M to move into...
Forum: Development Projects 01-17-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 857
Views: 261,755
Posted By pelhamhall
Re: Garden Garage Towers (New West End building)

My comment wasn't directly about these really slick renderings.

My comment was about the shorter, fatter, uglier stumps that are actually going to get built.

Knowing this is the process keeps...
Forum: Development Projects 01-17-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 857
Views: 261,755
Posted By pelhamhall
Re: Garden Garage Towers (New West End building)

Another fine design from Boss Menino, AIA. You can't blame Equity or the architect for doing what is ordered.

Look at the renderings again, chop off 7 stories, fatten each tower up a little,...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 08-30-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 59,977
Posted By pelhamhall
Re: Boston in the 1960's

I think it's hysterical that the "high vice" shaded area on left-hand side of the map looks like a dick and balls!
Forum: Development Projects 08-12-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3,536
Views: 782,654
Posted By pelhamhall
Re: The Boston Arch (Aquarium parking garage)

Please, please, please... this garage needs a big, brightly-lit, brass-lettered sign:

"The Thomas M. Menino Legacy Garage"


I know I've proposed this before, but it would be one of the...
Forum: Development Projects 08-09-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 252,163
Posted By pelhamhall
Re: Developer plans $300M project for Fenway

If you don't build new luxury housing, old, middle-class tenements are just converted to luxury housing. New construction is, by definition, "luxury" construction. Look what happened in the South...
Forum: Development Projects 07-22-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 141,899
Posted By pelhamhall
Re: 319 A Street Rear

When you factor in the Davis-Macon union bribery, the bags of cash you need to appease the enviro-nuts, the linkage bribery shakedown payments to neighborhood activists, and everything else we force...
Forum: Development Projects 07-09-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,779
Posted By pelhamhall
Re: Andrew Square

Many years back the city released a report on rebuilding Dorchester Avenue. The expensive, pretty useless project (I live just off Dot Ave) actually states that since there are six different types of...
Forum: Development Projects 06-14-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 46,794
Posted By pelhamhall
Re: Dana Farber Cancer Care Center

So terra cotta is in? That means it's already out.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 05-13-2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 48,985
Posted By pelhamhall
Re: Real Estate Deals

I see your point Statler, but...

The old ghetto of the West End was certainly not comparable to a "Locke-Ober"

Charles River Park when it opened actually was the most ultra-luxury thing...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 05-12-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 48,985
Posted By pelhamhall
Re: Real Estate Deals

Statler - sounds like you're blaming the people of the 2000s for the things that were done in the 1950s/60s. We all hate Charles River Park and I even hate whatever new crap the BRA allowed the new...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 05-08-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 796
Views: 113,101
Posted By pelhamhall
Re: Photo of the Day, Boston Style: Part III

and then...

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn302/pelhamhall/ZakimWierd.jpg
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 05-08-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 796
Views: 113,101
Posted By pelhamhall
Re: Photo of the Day, Boston Style: Part III

They banned texting while driving... but not taking photos while driving...

I shot this basically accidently, just put the camera up in my windshield, clicked and prayed something nice would come...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-26-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 796
Views: 113,101
Posted By pelhamhall
Re: Photo of the Day, Boston Style: Part III

Thanks! Just lousy iPhone pics - heavily cropped. All three taken from Charlestown.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-25-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 796
Views: 113,101
Posted By pelhamhall
Re: Photo of the Day, Boston Style: Part III

Three of the Zakim...

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn302/pelhamhall/IMG_0643.jpg (http://s307.photobucket.com/albums/nn302/pelhamhall/?action=view&current=IMG_0643.jpg)
...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-25-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 796
Views: 113,101
Posted By pelhamhall
Re: Photo of the Day, Boston Style: Part III

Navy Yard, Constitution, Tobin
http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn302/pelhamhall/IMG_0205-1.jpg (http://s307.photobucket.com/albums/nn302/pelhamhall/?action=view&current=IMG_0205-1.jpg)
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-25-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 796
Views: 113,101
Posted By pelhamhall
Re: Photo of the Day, Boston Style: Part III

Love the two shots from such similar angles! Our World Class Waterfront has really taken off since 2001! There's a lonely office stump there now and a trailer selling clothes.
Forum: Development Projects 03-22-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3,536
Views: 782,654
Posted By pelhamhall
Re: The Boston Arch (Aquarium parking garage)

Chiafaro NEEDS to quickly rename this garage:

The Mayor Thomas M. Menino Legacy Garage

Big, bold, brass, lit-up lettering for all to see. Just leave it there for decades.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-19-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 796
Views: 113,101
Posted By pelhamhall
Re: Photo of the Day, Boston Style: Part III

I love that pic of the Tobin!
Forum: Development Projects 03-12-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 37,933
Posted By pelhamhall
Re: Hynes renovation

"The French are a smallish, monkey-looking bunch and not dressed any better, on average, than the citizens of Baltimore. True, you can sit outside in Paris and drink little cups of coffee, but why...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-10-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 796
Views: 113,101
Posted By pelhamhall
Re: Photo of the Day, Boston Style: Part III

Fun with the Lenny... more to come... lousy iphone pics.

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn302/pelhamhall/IMG_0645.jpg
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-10-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 796
Views: 113,101
Posted By pelhamhall
Re: Photo of the Day, Boston Style: Part III

Love that Macallen picture. It really dramatically shows why luxury buyers have said "no thanks" to living in that perplexing industrial-like building.
Forum: Development Projects 03-10-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8,577
Views: 2,382,691
Posted By pelhamhall
Re: Filene's

I wonder if Boston could take by eminent domain just a small sliver of the site. They could say they want to build a walk-way and break up the super-block into two smaller, developable blocks.
...
Forum: Development Projects 03-08-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 819
Views: 193,778
Posted By pelhamhall
Re: Dorchester Developments

Dorchester's biggest problem is a branding problem.

We are talking about a part of the city that is larger than:

- South Boston
- South End
- Back Bay
- Beacon Hill
- North End
- Chinatown
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