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Forum: Development Projects Today, 10:46 AM
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Forum: Development Projects Today, 10:37 AM
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Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Interesting that they are going with Verizon branding and not Oath
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-18-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 195,256
Posted By statler
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

So the odds of riding in one of there prior to 2019 is round about nil, yeah?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-16-2018, 03:09 PM
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Views: 195,256
Posted By statler
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

Because when cars crash, it might make the 5 o'clock news.

When trains crash it's the lead story for a week.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-16-2018, 11:02 AM
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Posted By statler
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

I assume that there is a lengthy test/break-in period after they get to Boston/before they go revenue?
Forum: Development Projects 11-15-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 36,469
Posted By statler
Re: Kenmore Square North

This thread pisses me off enough already so let's not add politics on top, eh?
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 11-15-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 16,247
Posted By statler
Re: General Boston Discussion.

Hmm, I never considered BIG PHARMA's role in the CAT cost-overruns. Intriguing. Lemme get out another piece of yarn.

https://i.imgur.com/GLJnbmm.jpg?1
Forum: Development Projects 11-14-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 36,469
Posted By statler
Re: Kenmore Square North

Everything about this project is awful. Hotel Commonwealth 2.0/
Forum: Development Projects 11-09-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 28,691
Posted By statler
Re: Roxbury parcels 9 & 10 | Melnea Cass Blvd | Roxbury

This is coming along nicely! When do they take the plywood off the rest of the windows?

**looks closer**

Oh.

Oh no.
Forum: Development Projects 11-09-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 91,474
Posted By statler
Re: Bulfinch Crossing Residential Tower (GCG Phase I) | 50 Sudbury St | Gov't Center

Thanks! That makes sense.

I can't remember seeing it on other CIP projects but I probably just never noticed it before.
Forum: Development Projects 11-09-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 91,474
Posted By statler
Re: Bulfinch Crossing Residential Tower (GCG Phase I) | 50 Sudbury St | Gov't Center

Question for the architect/engineer folks. What is the purpose of the steel beam in the middle of this concrete building?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-08-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,076
Posted By statler
Forum: General 11-06-2018, 12:00 PM
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Views: 716
Posted By statler
Re: Unions are Good! Or Bad!

The Globe literally just did a major front page story ...
Forum: Development Projects 11-06-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,092
Posted By statler
Re: NEXUS - THAIC | 250, 280 and 305 Western Avenue | Allston

If they butchered architecture the way they butcher the English language we would end up with some Nth-dimension, causality-violating, non-Euclidean nightmare space.
Forum: General 11-05-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 716
Posted By statler
Re: Omni Hotel @ BCEC | Summer St | Seaport

Hey guys. Good conversation, but not the right place for it. Thanks.
Forum: Development Projects 11-05-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,145
Posted By statler
Re: Suffolk Downs Redevelopment

^^ Exactly. It was probably always DC. They were just trying to get the best package.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 11-02-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 16,791
Posted By statler
Re: Millennium Tower (Filene's) -Discussion and Photo Thread

It wasn't theirs to "give". It is private property.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-02-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5,452
Views: 722,123
Posted By statler
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

You need to be a industrial scrapper to buy it. There are people and companies that do this sort of thing for a living.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 11-02-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 16,791
Posted By statler
Re: Millennium Tower (Filene's) -Discussion and Photo Thread

It's not a matter of 'need' They had the city over the barrel. They gave the city a choice, $15M or hole in the ground for next 20years+. Your Choice.

I don't like it either but I wanted that...
Forum: Development Projects 11-01-2018, 01:12 PM
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Views: 815,395
Posted By statler
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

All this cool LED lighting makes me think of the Jevons Paradox (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jevons_paradox).
Forum: Development Projects 10-31-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 106,709
Posted By statler
Re: NEMA Boston | 399 Congress St. | Seaport

I made my edit the same time you posted that.
Forum: Development Projects 10-31-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 106,709
Posted By statler
Re: NEMA Boston | 399 Congress St. | Seaport

I've always seen VE'd more as a critique of developers trying to maximize profit rather than a shot at the designers.

I'm sure there are plenty of cases where a project will net a loss without VE...
Forum: Development Projects 10-30-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 106,709
Posted By statler
Re: NEMA Boston | 399 Congress St. | Seaport

So by that logic if you have never made a movie you shouldn't say if a movie is good or not? If you have never written a book or recorded an album...
Forum: Development Projects 10-30-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 106,709
Posted By statler
Re: NEMA Boston | 399 Congress St. | Seaport

There is a school of thought that posits that architecture (particularly of large, prominent buildings) affects more than just the developer and buyer. And while VE may be a net positive for those...
Forum: Development Projects 10-27-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4,406
Views: 899,657
Posted By statler
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Uh oh. The puppy got into the liquor cabinet last night.
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