archBOSTON.org

Go Back   archBOSTON.org > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.08 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: bigpicture7
Forum: Development Projects Today, 08:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,015
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Massport Parcel A2 | Seaport

Wow, aB is caustically harsh these days.

I like this in concept. I really respect the dramatic approach of wide elevated arches to push the offices up and out of the public realm, clearing open...
Forum: Development Projects 11-14-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,160
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Parcel 12 | Massachusetts Avenue at Boylston Street | Back Bay

I actually really like this development, design and all
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-13-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5,446
Views: 718,377
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

From today's Globe: https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2018/11/12/boldtypes/c0nM7vHBvMMdjopx4Uol1O/story.html

Sounds good, but does anyone know more about what this actually means? (e.g., is...
Forum: Development Projects 11-13-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 153,911
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Quaker Lane + Congress Square | Downtown

There are some who do not feel this way...an interesting analysis suggests they could be pretty robust:...
Forum: Development Projects 11-13-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 316,057
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Cambridge Crossing (NorthPoint) | East Cambridge/Charlestown | Cambridge/Boston

But you should know that there are many, many on here who would appreciate the postings very much. I had noticed the lines went a bit silent on CX and was wondering what was up...

Of course, it's...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-09-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 202,594
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: North-South Rail Link

What a great discussion (thanks DominusNovus for seeding this). I agree with all of these sentiments expressed so far.

Such a branding effort (thinking back again to the sports crowds scenario)...
Forum: Development Projects 11-08-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,983
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Suffolk Downs Redevelopment

Yep (https://books.google.com/books?id=ALOPj3KMknoC&printsec=frontcover&dq=managed+by+the+markets&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjcq9vN98TeAhUErlkKHTAYCC4Q6AEIKjAA#v=onepage&q&f=false).

So the CEO's job...
Forum: General 11-08-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 599
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Unions are Good! Or Bad!

Thanks for clarifying.
Forum: Development Projects 11-07-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,842
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Emerson College - Little Building Addition + Renovation | 80 Boylston St | Downto

I got skewered a bit for saying this last year on this thread, but now that I've gotten a chance to see this project up close, I stand by my contention that replica materials can look very good in...
Forum: Development Projects 11-07-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3,421
Views: 811,062
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

This is a beautiful shot. I love the industrial era buildings near North Station (and I realize many/most of them are gone at this point).

Even if the Hub on C's architecture isn't great, at least...
Forum: Development Projects 11-07-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,983
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Amazon HQ2 selected - and not Boston

So you are saying that people primarily just care about themselves. Yup.
Forum: General 11-06-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 599
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Unions are Good! Or Bad!

I have no idea what this is supposed to mean, though I surmise it's loaded in one way or another.
Forum: General 11-06-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 599
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Omni Hotel @ BCEC | Summer St | Seaport

I know - seriously.

I am sure they want to make it an obnoxious environment for the hotel guests also...a few angry phone calls from guests (e.g., customers) to Marriott management is exactly what...
Forum: General 11-06-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 599
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Unions are Good! Or Bad!

Collective voice, freedom of association, and symmetric bargaining power = good

Corruption, nepotism, cronyism in unions = bad

Statler says it best:
Forum: Development Projects 11-06-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,983
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Suffolk Downs Redevelopment

Jumbo, I think your analysis is spot on. But it doesn't change the fact that it profoundly saddens me (and not in a way that has to do with Boston "losing out" whatsoever).

Why does it have to be...
Forum: General 11-05-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 599
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Omni Hotel @ BCEC | Summer St | Seaport

Can't confirm whether there were drums involved in their simultaneous Detroit protests, but it was just revealed they were effective:
...
Forum: Development Projects 11-04-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2,443
Views: 513,098
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Bulfinch Crossing | Congress Street Garage | West End

^Summer 2019 groundbreaking, per:






^Multiple phases, per:
Forum: Development Projects 11-04-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3,421
Views: 811,062
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

I love that the supermarket will be below ground level here. There are certain things that really benefit from being at/above GL, and other things that work just fine (or better) below ground...the...
Forum: Development Projects 11-03-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2,443
Views: 513,098
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Bulfinch Crossing | Congress Street Garage | West End

New views I had not seen from the landscape architect's site:

http://dirtworks.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/180521-Webiste-Graphics9.jpg

via DirtWorks Landscape Architecture...
Forum: Development Projects 10-31-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1,627
Views: 347,640
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Allston-Brighton Developments

^fattony,

I appreciate the elements of systems thinking in your post.

I think the configuration of the surrounding neighborhoods, particularly on the Brookline side, lend themselves to a car...
Forum: Development Projects 10-31-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,627
Views: 347,640
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Allston-Brighton Developments

Certainly: inclement weather, persons with disabilities, lots of bags to carry...totally agree these are very legit reasons. But I watch this parking lot a lot, and these are not the cases I am...
Forum: Development Projects 10-30-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1,627
Views: 347,640
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Allston-Brighton Developments

So, I live near here and frequent the current Whole Foods at this location...it absolutely astounds me how many people choose to drive to do their shopping here. The present surface lot is almost...
Forum: Development Projects 10-19-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 714,166
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The New Retail Thread

Fuku now open in the seaport:

https://boston.eater.com/2018/10/19/17999236/fuku-david-chang-boston-gallery-fried-chicken

EDIT: Opens tomorrow (Oct 20th)
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-19-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 41,252
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: North Washington St Bridge

^ because building a new set of piers in the ocean for a very, very long span is extremely difficult and expensive. Plus, the LI closure was urgent/immediate.

Here: calmer, shallower...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-18-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 41,252
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: North Washington St Bridge

Hah, apparently these project planners read aB to get ideas (jk!!)

New Globe article today:...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.