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Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 02:26 PM
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Views: 1,010
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing

They're not gonna spend all of Schwarzman's donation on the building
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 196,844
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Site in Hub top choice for a soccer stadium

Current reigning top club in London. If I limited my list to London Champions League clubs, Spurs would be the only one there.

I hope you're enjoying your Thursday night matches in Azerbaijan. ...
Forum: Development Projects 10-15-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 196,844
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Site in Hub top choice for a soccer stadium

A new training facility in Foxboro doesn't mean that an urban stadium is off the table. In England, for example, just about every Premier League team plays their games in an urban stadium but trains...
Forum: Development Projects 10-15-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2,845
Views: 619,435
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Cambridge Developments

Globe: Downfall of Sears may boost a major development project at CambridgeSide...
Forum: Development Projects 10-13-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 153,166
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Fort Point

The SF Millennium Tower is about 645'. The FAA Logan map limits this area to around 275'-300'. Totally different kettle of fish.

Is the soil here really that much worse than the soil like 4...
Forum: Development Projects 10-12-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2,845
Views: 619,435
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Cambridge Developments

I assumed that Target be taking over that space.



I love Bagelsaurus, but a breakfast sandwich and coffee there can easily run you $12 (or more). Brueggers was definitely separated on price.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 10-12-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 24,814
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: How Tall Are Boston's Buildings and Should They Be Taller?

fattony, I agree with you 100% on 99% of your posts, but you have to admit that political forces and economic forces are not the same thing.

There are plenty of things in life that "make economic...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 10-12-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 24,814
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: How Tall Are Boston's Buildings and Should They Be Taller?

... and if and when it is allowed by the relevant regulatory bodies.
Forum: Development Projects 10-10-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 24,055
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Riverside Station development

So the Back Bay's construction is to be considered an example of "gentrification" to you? Okay, that's an -- uh -- interesting take...



Assembly Row doesn't have high end retail. Assembly Row...
Forum: Development Projects 10-10-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,069
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Revere Developments

^ Fair enough.

But remember that "socioeconomic and educational diversity" gets derided as "inequality" (they are, after all, the exact same thing). And any increase in "socioeconomic diversity"...
Forum: Development Projects 10-10-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,069
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Revere Developments

Isn't Revere one of the most diverse places in the Commonwealth?
Forum: Development Projects 10-10-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,069
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Revere Developments

The Seaport's waterfront development gets hate because it's all "soulless luxury condos catering to global investors and privileged yuppies" while Revere's waterfront development gets hate because it...
Forum: Development Projects 10-10-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 24,055
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Riverside Station development

How can a built-from-scratch neighborhood be "gentrified"? Would you consider the filling in and construction of the Back Bay in the 19th century to be an example of "gentrification"?

And what,...
Forum: Development Projects 10-10-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 104,189
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Pier 4 Condo Building (Former Anthony's site) | Seaport

The render shows Seaport-side of balconies solid, Harbor-side glass.
Forum: Development Projects 10-08-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 693
Views: 177,534
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Marriott Moxy Hotel | 240 Tremont Street (Parcel P-7A) | Theater District

The data's available (https://www2.census.gov/econ/bps/) if you spend 5 minutes looking.

2017 total residential unit building permits:
Suffolk County, MA: 5,235
Middlesex County, MA: 3,682
Kern...
Forum: Development Projects 10-08-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 693
Views: 177,534
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Marriott Moxy Hotel | 240 Tremont Street (Parcel P-7A) | Theater District

Anecdotes aren't data; check the stats (http://www.dof.ca.gov/Forecasting/Economics/Indicators/Construction_Permits/).

Housing construction in CA dropped to an all-time low after the Great...
Forum: Development Projects 10-07-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 693
Views: 177,534
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Marriott Moxy Hotel | 240 Tremont Street (Parcel P-7A) | Theater District

It's not buying, it's building. The California housing market is in crisis right now because the state isn't building enough homes.

I'm not saying that sprinkler requirements are the cause of...
Forum: Development Projects 10-07-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3,225
Views: 763,762
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Washington DC Metro escalators have trouble from everything. Even their indoor climate controlled escalators are notorious for breaking down all the time (and sometimes staying down for months to...
Forum: Development Projects 10-02-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 1,803
Views: 341,476
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: BU Development Thread

From the river...
Forum: Development Projects 10-01-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 116,288
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Echelon Seaport | 133-135 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

Yes, it is exactly like putting a screw in and then waiting to tighten it until the end. This is how facade panels always go up.

The panels are all put in place roughly at first, then they go...
Forum: Development Projects 10-01-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,987
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Fenway Theater | 12 Lansdowne St | Fenway

The more I think about it, the more sense this site makes for this use. Given its precise location (specific to the exact parcel, not the general neighborhood) and the fact that the owner is never...
Forum: Development Projects 10-01-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,803
Views: 341,476
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: BU Development Thread

Same.

It's like this generation's take on the law tower (in a good way). And the colors say "BU" without being too in-your-face about it.
Forum: Development Projects 09-28-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 693
Views: 177,534
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Marriott Moxy Hotel | 240 Tremont Street (Parcel P-7A) | Theater District

In my mind, this and the W are basically the same building.
Forum: Development Projects 09-27-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,793
Views: 322,939
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Was there an event there that Friday?

Sure, any building will have some rush (even grocery stores, restaurants, etc.), but peak transport times are way more pronounced when events have discrete...
Forum: Development Projects 09-27-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,793
Views: 322,939
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Wasn't there community push back on an event space here over traffic concerns?

A casino doesn't really have a "rush hour" -- people trickle in and out throughout the day -- but event spaces /...
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