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Forum: Development Projects 04-20-2018, 12:12 PM
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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
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Views: 498,948
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
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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
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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: 498,948
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: 68
Views: 7,932
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: 1,154
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: 3,907
Views: 620,587
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
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Views: 498,948
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
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Posted By statler
Forum: Development Projects 04-12-2018, 08:37 AM
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Views: 771,558
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
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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: 4,101
Views: 771,558
Posted By statler
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

https://media.giphy.com/media/1Z02vuppxP1Pa/giphy.gif
Forum: Development Projects 04-09-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,833
Posted By statler
Re: Emerson College - Little Building Addition + Renovation | 80 Boylston St | Downto

Off topic but that episode soured me on TOH for a long time. (I still think they are too quick to replace rather than restore)

I was upset about unskinning this building until someone upthread...
Forum: Development Projects 04-09-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 110,292
Posted By statler
Re: The Boulevard (née The Times/Littlest Bar) | 110 Broad St | Downtown

I think he meant financial stake, not personal.
Forum: Development Projects 04-09-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,045
Posted By statler
Re: Brookline Place

I wonder how much extra that thoughtful façade cost vs a more basic design.

To expand: Assuming this design is more expensive, why did the developer agree to the extra expense and risk? Whim?...
Forum: General 04-08-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4,464
Views: 484,882
Posted By statler
Re: Open Thread

Well I just learned a new term!
Forum: General 04-06-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4,464
Views: 484,882
Posted By statler
Re: Open Thread

A question I saw on another forum: Why isn't it call Brutism?
Forum: General 04-06-2018, 01:47 PM
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Views: 484,882
Posted By statler
Re: Open Thread

Thank you! I was looking for that one.
Forum: General 04-06-2018, 01:22 PM
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Views: 484,882
Posted By statler
Re: Open Thread

https://i.imgur.com/pyrWV78.jpg
Forum: Development Projects 04-06-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,980
Posted By statler
Re: Kenmore Square North

Agreed. That type of fine grained, human-scaled urban building is impossible to build in modern Boston due to a complex rats nest of code, economics and building trends (both aesthetic and...
Forum: Development Projects 04-06-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 110,292
Posted By statler
Re: The Boulevard (née The Times/Littlest Bar) | 110 Broad St | Downtown

We get that it's all relative, but it's hard to deny that even the cheapest buildings of the era required more craftsmanship and sturdier materials than most modern buildings. Even if was simply out...
Forum: Development Projects 04-06-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,113
Posted By statler
Re: The Taj hotel

I walked into a Ritz lobby once.

They didn't immediately throw me out, so that was nice!
Forum: Development Projects 04-05-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,980
Posted By statler
Re: Kenmore Square North

Fuck this so very much.
Forum: Development Projects 04-05-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,113
Posted By statler
Re: The Taj hotel

According to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ritz-Carlton_Hotel_Company#Decline_of_the_first_Ritz-Carlton_chain) apparently there was a point when the Boston Ritz was the only Ritz in...
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