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Forum: Development Projects Today, 08:40 AM
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Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 03:45 PM
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Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 06-20-2019, 07:56 AM
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Re: The Boston "what if" thread

Let's assume that if Cambridge couldn't stop the interstate, that they also couldn't stop there being proper exits to Cambridge. (Have you ever noticed that the 90 and 93 exits "to Cambridge"...
Forum: Development Projects 06-19-2019, 03:40 PM
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Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 06-19-2019, 03:32 PM
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Re: The Boston "what if" thread

Grass and plazas are not necessary for this type of security. Draper has as high of security as it gets and while their buildings aren't exactly paragons of urban design, they aren't actively hostile...
Forum: Development Projects 06-19-2019, 11:48 AM
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Views: 15,751
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Re: MXD II | 325 Main St. | Kendall Square

The residential building will be adjacent to the new Akamai building on Broadway (MXD phase 1, nearly complete). It will be built above the existing Kendall Center Blue Garage.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-18-2019, 07:10 AM
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Views: 272,273
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Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

It is missing about 300,000 pounds of people who would normally be on it. I’m genuinely not sure if that is significant or not.
Forum: Development Projects 06-17-2019, 09:38 PM
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Re: Downtown Crossing

There is nothing trivial about redesigning between open and closed offices. I don’t see anything WeWork is doing as substantially different from any other interior buildout. It’ll be a “trend” only...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 06-11-2019, 01:23 PM
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Views: 7,456
Posted By fattony
Re: archBOSTON Update: A New Dawn

Did you read Briv's last post? He's delusional and he deleted all discussion of how badly he dropped the ball because he is embarrassed by his performance.

To be honest, I was just a little upset...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-30-2019, 03:14 PM
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Re: Northern Avenue Bridge Fort Point Channel

Remind me, which employers in the Seaport close up shop for the winter?
Forum: Development Projects 05-22-2019, 05:16 PM
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Views: 56,072
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Re: Suffolk Downs Redevelopment

I strongly agree. Interspersing jobs and homes spreads the transportation load and creates more dense urbanized areas. It creates an argument too for a more network oriented transit system. When all...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 05-20-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 784
Posted By fattony
Re: Annexation

It cuts both ways. On one hand, Cambridge doesn't have an interstate through it. On the other, Arlington doesn't have a subway running through it. Sometimes hyperlocal government "saves" a community...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-16-2019, 10:10 AM
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Views: 568,198
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Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

I think the constraints matter a lot. On a typical section of SCP you can put your bicycle tire within inches of the edge of the paving because you have plenty of "elbow room" if you will. When you...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-16-2019, 09:43 AM
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Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

This section of bike path (https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3965174,-71.1428556,3a,75y,79h,80.7t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sumApMlbIspS2GwGqy-bvfQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656), along the northern edge of Alewife...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 05-15-2019, 04:30 PM
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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-15-2019, 04:18 PM
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Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

There are some reasonable points in here, but there is a lot of nonsense too. It is hard to parse. Most significantly, you didn't actually provide any support for why 10 feet of path is sufficient,...
Forum: Development Projects 05-15-2019, 01:24 PM
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Views: 871,716
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Re: The New Retail Thread

They always had empty seats because it wasn't very popular - and that was the foundation of their longevity? :???:

I suspect the real reason is that they signed a long lease a long time ago when...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-15-2019, 08:56 AM
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Views: 568,198
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Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

The southwest corridor might be 10 feet, but it has (allegedly) separate bike and ped facilities. Obviously you need a lot more space to mix bikes and peds (because of constant passing) than you need...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-15-2019, 08:36 AM
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Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

I walk or bike the 12 foot wide SCP daily. It is tight. There are bikes, peds, dogs (on- and off- leash), children (off-leash), and everything else you can imagine. Passing is always tight, on a bike...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 05-15-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 31,793
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Re: Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030

That doesn’t make a lot of sense because it is typical to set different tax rates for different property types. If they think the taxes need to be higher on multi family to make it “worth it” then...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 05-14-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 31,793
Posted By fattony
Re: Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030

That seems like a bit of an overstatement. No more than a handful of jobs have relocated into the city and away from the 495 and 128 corridors. Those are still heavy employment areas.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-06-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 781
Views: 137,261
Posted By fattony
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

Agreed, but maybe for the next decade or so until those come online we could have a bus that makes the 4 mile trip in less than an hour.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-06-2019, 09:30 AM
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Views: 137,261
Posted By fattony
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

Makes you think a Logan Express from Kendall (as the business hub of Cambridge) might be a good idea. Either on its own or combine it with North Station. The silver line simply isn't working anymore...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 05-06-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By fattony
Re: City Streets official thread

Enjoy: https://geoffboeing.com/2018/07/comparing-city-street-orientations/
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-03-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 14,943
Posted By fattony
Re: Charlie Card/MBTA Fare Replacement system

Curious, I have 3 credit cards and none of them have ever offered me a contactless card.
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