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Forum: Development Projects 06-18-2019, 12:03 PM
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Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Suffolk Downs Redevelopment

+1

I might even add that they can sometimes be necessary compliments.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 06-17-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 19,787
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Boston - Most Embarrassing Blight That Tourists See

A very nice Globe Magazine write-up explaining why some prominent parcels sit blighted:
...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 06-13-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,132
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: archBOSTON Update: A New Dawn

^Just want to chime in to say I agree with each of BBs points.

This is an existing community, not some new venture, so if there are any changes to privacy/personal info/etc. policies, it is...
Forum: Development Projects 06-13-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,695
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Kindred Hospital Site Redevelopment | 1515 Commonwealth Ave. | Brighton

http://s3.amazonaws.com/bldup/project_images/avatars/59414f5ba1265e722e7f1ccf0d48df335783282d/original/1515_Commonwealth_Avenue.png?1560257394

Boston.com...
Forum: Development Projects 06-13-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 34,107
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

I respect the engineers working on this more than enough to be sure they've worked it out, one way or another.

From the images shared thus far (in particular, stick's last and second-to-last) it...
Forum: Development Projects 06-13-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 34,107
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

It's nice touches like that that get the bigshots (who will park in those spaces) to sign real estate deals.
Forum: Development Projects 06-13-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 34,107
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

One more floor of existing above-garage office structure to come off...then, the ellipse of the office tower will hang over the top of the garage building (e.g., the floors of the tower leading up to...
Forum: Development Projects 06-12-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4,572
Views: 871,187
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The New Retail Thread

Since we all too often lament favorites closing, or lament the generic/corporateness of the new things that open...I thought I'd post this:...
Forum: Development Projects 06-11-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1,681
Views: 398,379
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Allston-Brighton Developments

Globe article...Yes, Berkeley's the developer and seemingly moving ahead with a mixed use development:...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 06-11-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,132
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: archBOSTON Update: A New Dawn

Stat,
I feel compelled to rebut your "if I ever did" comment. You absolutely, unequivocally had a ton to add to this site. Please do not ever doubt that. You moderated actively and evenhandedly...
Forum: Development Projects 06-11-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3,349
Views: 693,694
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Downtown Crossing

Good points; all I meant was that 1 Milk showed a commitment to carry out high-quality preservationism, whereas the previous 1 Brom proposal showed a willingness to starkly depart from the historic...
Forum: Development Projects 06-11-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,695
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Kindred Hospital Site Redevelopment | 1515 Commonwealth Ave. | Brighton

Absolutely, and didn't mean to downplay your point about the views - you're spot on. I did a walk-through in an upper-floor corner unit of the shorter building next door and got the sense that if it...
Forum: Development Projects 06-11-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,695
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Kindred Hospital Site Redevelopment | 1515 Commonwealth Ave. | Brighton

Figure 3-10 on Page 49 of the .pdf (http://www.bostonplans.org/documents/projects/development-project-filings/1515-commonwealth-avenue-pnf) is a great graphic that says it all...8 major projects...
Forum: Development Projects 06-10-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3,349
Views: 693,694
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Downtown Crossing

^ I didn't realize that this renovation (One Milk St.) was carried out by the same developer that owns the One Bromfield parcel. Story (from yesterday) on One Milk here:...
Forum: Development Projects 06-10-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 119,892
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: MIT East Campus - Kendall Square Gateway | Cambridge

^ not to mention, the design choice of a cantilevered tower preserves the original appearance of the historic brick building beneath. Since the brick building was a full facadectomy, they could have...
Forum: Development Projects 06-07-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 161,177
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Echelon Seaport | 133-135 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

Yeah, though patience and activism/involvement don't have to be mutually exclusive...

(e.g., passive patience doesn't automatically lead to great things, however important patience itself is)
Forum: Development Projects 06-06-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4,067
Views: 1,080,274
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Here's a more extensive render of what the new Level 9 balcony seating will look like:...
Forum: Development Projects 06-03-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4,067
Views: 1,080,274
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

^ fascinating. What an incredible quick-turn construction project. Does anyone know if the garden is closed for events (concerts, etc.) this summer?

If not (or either way, I suppose), kudos and...
Forum: Development Projects 05-22-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 159,558
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: Volpe Transportation Center Development | Kendall Sq | Cambridge

Yes, and MIT has essentially just raised $1.1bil for this...
See posts 38-41:
http://www.archboston.org/community/showthread.php?t=5561&page=3

So if they have funding and zoning variance...
Forum: Development Projects 05-19-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,625
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: MIT Campus infill and small projects

That info seems to be missing from the articles. I'd thought I'd heard in the past that they've done 100-year ground leases, and would suspect that might be the case here too.
Forum: Development Projects 05-18-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,625
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: MIT Campus infill and small projects

MIT to long-term-lease out the Osborne Triangle development (Pfizer/Novartis/Lab Central) buildings at 610 Main, 700 Main, & One Portland St. (https://goo.gl/maps/e2MFY942fStmboZZ8) for $1.1...
Forum: Development Projects 05-17-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4,572
Views: 871,187
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The New Retail Thread

Former Crema Café location in Harvard Sq. will become a Bluestone Lane Coffee


From Eater Boston:
https://boston.eater.com/2019/5/14/18623087/bluestone-lane-coffee-harvard-expansion

The other...
Forum: Development Projects 05-15-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4,572
Views: 871,187
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The New Retail Thread

"survived as long as they did" was what I was responding to.

The only reason they had any substantive clientele in there - and (we assume) were able to make payments - was the mode of clientele I...
Forum: Development Projects 05-15-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 164,270
Posted By bigpicture7
Forum: Development Projects 05-15-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4,572
Views: 871,187
Posted By bigpicture7
Re: The New Retail Thread

I'm not shedding any tears over it, but as far as the answer to your question as to how it survived this long: it was perhaps the only place in Harv. Sq. that could accommodate large parties of...
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