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Forum: Development Projects 08-20-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 151,008
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Re: The Harlo (née Skanska Fenway Project (Burger King))| 1350 Boylston Street | Fenw

It's important/interesting to note that it's not a mural in the literal sense- it's a silk-screened piece of fabric attached to the party wall, and not painted. I'm sure it'll be replaced and renewed...
Forum: Development Projects 07-26-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,949
Posted By Downburst
Re: Emerson College - Little Building Addition + Renovation | 80 Boylston St | Downto

It's really been incredible to watch this reno/rebuild process. You have 100 years of advances in steel construction, side-by-side, and it's fascinating!

Feeling hopeful about the new facade that...
Forum: Development Projects 07-24-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 707,171
Posted By Downburst
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Seriously. The (very positive, IMO) impact of the podium on Causeway Street is hard to overstate.
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 07-13-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,172
Posted By Downburst
Re: San Francisco high-rise sinking, tilting

I wonder how often collapses like this happen in Mexico City, given its rather precarious location in an old lakebed. The whole municipality is rife with subsidence.

Perhaps this is just getting...
Forum: Development Projects 07-12-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,832
Posted By Downburst
Re: Residential Tower | 26 Court St. | Government Center

I actually doubt that it'd be able to. The site's located due northeast of the Common and I think shadows would only barely fall in that direction on mornings around the summer solstice, if ever.
Forum: Development Projects 07-12-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3,722
Views: 1,017,058
Posted By Downburst
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

Thanks for the shots, as always, Beeline- especially those "detail" ones up at top. The protruding rebar would suggest at least one more floor/set of perimeter columns needs to be poured, no?
Forum: Development Projects 06-29-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 738
Views: 196,889
Posted By Downburst
Re: Longfellow Place (née Garden Garage Towers) | 35 Lomasney Way | West End

You can use the city's assessing map to figure this stuff out pretty quickly: http://app01.cityofboston.gov/ParcelViewer/
Forum: Development Projects 06-10-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,430
Posted By Downburst
Re: 150 Kneeland Street | Chinatown

Can't be- the developer hasn't gotten approval from the city (and has only filed an LOI)
Forum: General 06-10-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4,565
Views: 523,284
Posted By Downburst
Re: Open Thread

^I'm headed to Montreal for the first time come September. Any restaurant/off-the-beaten-path recommendations?
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 06-07-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 59,377
Posted By Downburst
Re: City Hall Plaza

BB, do you write professionally? That was both wonderfully stated and quite informative.
Forum: Development Projects 05-28-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3,722
Views: 1,017,058
Posted By Downburst
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

I'm like 95% sure they floated over from Boston Calling.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 05-08-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,314
Posted By Downburst
Re: General Boston Discussion.

The BPDA has released a digital 3D model of the city: http://www.bostonplans.org/3d-data-maps/3d-smart-model

Globe Article:...
Forum: Development Projects 05-07-2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 3,722
Views: 1,017,058
Posted By Downburst
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

Big fan of this angle. Saturday.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/830/41943565711_ff7d76c9e1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26UpJN4)
Forum: Development Projects 05-03-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3,722
Views: 1,017,058
Posted By Downburst
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

I keep forgetting to mention this, but the granite facade is finally being installed around the base. I pass by on the bus and can't get a good picture.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 04-21-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,759
Posted By Downburst
Re: Boston - Most Embarrassing Blight That Tourists See

That would be University House of Pizza, or UHOP.

Punter's is the diviest of dives, and though it has some charms, it is also (to be honest) a little sad to be in. But it's a miracle that it's...
Forum: Development Projects 04-17-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 798
Views: 164,753
Posted By Downburst
Re: Dorchester Developments

This could be very handsome. And no parking!
Forum: Development Projects 04-14-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 29,104
Posted By Downburst
Re: Columbus Ave Student Housing | 10 Burke St | Northeastern University

Excuse me while I roll my eyes at this ham-fisted application of offset windows...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 04-11-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,700
Posted By Downburst
Re: Reclaim South Bay

Besides additional damage to a historic park system that has borne the brunt of ill-conceived road construction for decades?

Anyways- speaking of Charlesgate, I'd highly recommend checking out the...
Forum: Development Projects 04-09-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 32,990
Posted By Downburst
Re: Julie Hall | Brookline Ave | Emanuel College | Fenway

I am optimistic that the (hand-laid!) masonry will push this building to "above average".
Forum: Design a Better Boston 04-09-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 78,608
Posted By Downburst
Re: Green Line Reconfiguration

My (anecdotal) opinion is that the 39 does not have a capacity problem nearly as much as it has a bunching problem.
Forum: Development Projects 04-05-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3,722
Views: 1,017,058
Posted By Downburst
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

Yeah, thanks DZ!

Second row of residence cladding is more or less complete. It looks really nice IMO.
Forum: Development Projects 04-02-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 710,033
Posted By Downburst
Re: Seaport Square (Formerly McCourt Seaport Parcels)

BCDC Presentation for Parcel L4 is up: http://www.bostonplans.org/getattachment/1e15b2c1-856e-424e-88f8-3fb6f5acc465
Forum: Development Projects 03-28-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3,722
Views: 1,017,058
Posted By Downburst
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

I'm not sure if cloudy weather really sells them. I liked what I saw at sunset on Monday.

We're also making a judgement off of less than one floor of facade- I was at the site yesterday and...
Forum: Development Projects 03-26-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3,722
Views: 1,017,058
Posted By Downburst
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

Glass has moved up onto the next level! Looks nice- too far away to get a decent picture, but I'll try to get closer tomorrow.

It may have been the afternoon sun angle, but the metal insets were...
Forum: Development Projects 03-19-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3,722
Views: 1,017,058
Posted By Downburst
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

Seriously, it's flying. I was skeptical that they'd be able to meet the pace they'd set on their website, but I'm happy to eat crow.
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