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Forum: Development Projects 04-19-2018, 11:45 AM
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Posted By estyle
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

I always enjoy the comments--and when there is a form letter they are even more fun. And the form letter is great because much of it is not about the office tower at all, but the whole project. I...
Forum: Development Projects 04-18-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 30,893
Posted By estyle
Re: "The Beat" | 135 Morrissey (Boston Globe Site) | Dorchester

I actually think this is a pretty cool project. It deals with a very difficult site: polluted and with a way overstructured building that would probably cost a fortune to get rid of, and figures out...
Forum: Development Projects 04-18-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,430
Posted By estyle
Re: Dock Square Parking Garage, 20 Clinton Street

Shadows aren't an issue in this case, those will go on the Greenway and the Blackstone Block. It just seems like an easy fix, if you want this height, to flip it to the North Street side. North is a...
Forum: Development Projects 04-17-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,430
Posted By estyle
Re: Dock Square Parking Garage, 20 Clinton Street

Presentations like this are so exasperating. Virtually no one is going to be viewing the building from mid air over the greenway (at least not until we get our flying cars).

What does it look...
Forum: Development Projects 04-17-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,516
Posted By estyle
Re: Hotel Project (Current Shell Station) | 1241 Boylston St | Fenway

I'm not a huge fan of brick colored terra cotta, but I wonder about the decision to change the color--it makes the building read more uniformly and therefor larger.

But generally, I think this is...
Forum: Development Projects 04-12-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4,101
Views: 771,557
Posted By estyle
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

I totally agree with your diagram as a planar view of one of the major areas the BCDC should be looking at. I also think that the revision of the "great hall" to have a larger read on the street is...
Forum: Development Projects 04-12-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4,101
Views: 771,557
Posted By estyle
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

? what on earth does democracy have to do with this?

The BCDC is a group of experts who are charged with reviewing the public realm of the city. David Hacin's comments are about the part of the...
Forum: Development Projects 04-09-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 59,544
Posted By estyle
Re: Roxbury Developments

Roxbury in general seems to suffer from the super block more than other areas of Boston. Probably because they are government projects and people used the latest idea. It is sad that one of the most...
Forum: Development Projects 04-05-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 15,894
Posted By estyle
Re: Limited-service Hotel Project | 73 Essex St | Chinatown

And that's why this doesn't seem like a good site for a hotel. The traffic issues are pretty much insurmountable. Even residential would have less traffic impact in this location. For this to happen,...
Forum: Development Projects 04-02-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 93,266
Posted By estyle
Re: East Boston Developments

Is it actually modular construction?

We see so little of that in Boston. I wouldn't automatically characterize it as rubbish, from what I know it's not inherently better or worse than stick built...
Forum: Development Projects 03-28-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 17,458
Posted By estyle
Re: The New Office Thread

Oh yeah. I'm sure that's on the way . . .
Forum: Development Projects 03-27-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,805
Posted By estyle
Re: Children's Hospital Building | Longwood

Pretty sure it's the relocated helipad. Going to be hideous and super visible. Saw it at a LMA meeting and was not impressed.
Forum: Development Projects 03-26-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3,907
Views: 620,587
Posted By estyle
Re: The New Retail Thread

So not to City Hall Plaza?
Forum: Development Projects 03-23-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,149
Views: 296,640
Posted By estyle
Re: Boston (née New Brighton) Landing | New Balance Complex | Brighton

I find myself actually wondering if the tan/beige/brown world of color might not be something we should all be thinking about. The light in Boston is usually pretty cool so all these grey and white...
Forum: Development Projects 03-23-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 274,810
Posted By estyle
Re: Harvard - Allston Campus

Oh, yes. I've seen the renderings and am familiar with LWA's other energy projects--they've carved out a nice niche in that area. It's going to be great to see it there all by itself for many years...
Forum: Development Projects 03-21-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 274,810
Posted By estyle
Re: Harvard - Allston Campus

Thanks for these. I haven't be by there in a while, this one is certainly growing. It is also pretty funny looking at this stage--looking forward to seeing it finished.
Forum: Development Projects 03-19-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,692
Posted By estyle
Re: One Post Office Square Makeover and Expansion

+1

We have an amazing history of construction here in Boston and we should expand that as we go forward. This is my biggest disappointment about Winthrop Square. There were some really forward...
Forum: Development Projects 03-16-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 274,810
Posted By estyle
Re: Harvard - Allston Campus

While Landsmark is a complicated person, he provides a useful perspective on the BPDA board. I'm actually surprised by how piss poor Harvard's submission is. They should be embarrassed by the lack of...
Forum: Development Projects 03-09-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1,535
Views: 306,521
Posted By estyle
Re: Allston-Brighton Developments

I think a lot of this is brand driven. Urban car dealerships just are not that common and the brands aren't set up to deal with it. All they can imagine is a suburban strip (see the new Maserati...
Forum: Development Projects 03-07-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2,549
Views: 592,418
Posted By estyle
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

I think the revisions to the tower are fine--maybe not my taste but they are interesting, with the exposed truss detail and the popped out corners. But the fat middle section--that hangs out over the...
Forum: Development Projects 02-16-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 161,214
Posted By estyle
Re: Boston College Master Plan

BC seems to have hired all of the architects BU has grown out of.
Forum: Development Projects 02-16-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 98,024
Posted By estyle
Re: Parcel 9 - The Greenway

I have to say I agree with this. While I really like good urban lighting, boring signs doesn't cut it. It's one of the things that really detracts from the Seaport IMHO, all the signs. And that's not...
Forum: Development Projects 02-16-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 98,024
Posted By estyle
Re: Parcel 9 - The Greenway

This isn't in Landmark's review. They might comment under the greenway guidelines but that's it.

That said, in my experience they generally don't like big roof top signs because they are seen as...
Forum: Development Projects 02-12-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 945
Views: 223,176
Posted By estyle
Re: MassDOT Pike Parcels 12 - 15 | Boylston St. and Mass. Ave | Back Bay

Where is this image from? MassDot? It doesn't look much like the proposal.
Forum: Development Projects 01-26-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,306
Posted By estyle
Re: Parcel Q1 | 10 Drydock Ave. | Seaport

Don't forget, Track 61 goes right in front of this building--it would take a mint to fix it up but it's rail to the Marine Park.
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