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Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 07-01-2019, 08:35 AM
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Views: 10,915
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: archBOSTON Update: A New Dawn

Thanks for your update, data. I'm pleased to know that you're involved in the promised site improvements.

That said, I read posts almost every day, but I won't be posting anything of substance...
Forum: Development Projects 06-20-2019, 11:51 AM
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Views: 123,328
Posted By Beton Brut
Forum: Development Projects 06-18-2019, 11:58 AM
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Views: 57,163
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Suffolk Downs Redevelopment

As I've clearly stated in other threads, I believe that private profit and public good are not incompatible concepts. It's also true that "profit" and "good" are subject to measurement by many...
Forum: Development Projects 06-18-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 57,163
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Suffolk Downs Redevelopment

^ I think the $500K figure is utter nonsense.

I like Tom O’Brien a lot. He’s listened to the community, and modified HYM’s plans to accommodate abutters on Waldemar Avenue. But he’s in this to...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 06-14-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,915
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: archBOSTON Update: A New Dawn

And I was for quite a lot of this, our age of anxiety.



I'm not sure I can agree with this...

For over a year, a lot of posts during briv's absence bordered on character assassination. I...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 06-14-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,915
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: archBOSTON Update: A New Dawn

Thank you for your thoughts, everyone.

And commuter guy, I really appreciate your even-handed fleshing-out of my content ownership concerns by pointing to existing platforms like Flickr.
...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 06-13-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,915
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: archBOSTON Update: A New Dawn

That's because they're not intended to be questions. Instead, I've presented clear areas of concern to be discussed among the forum membership. I hope Edward chooses to actively participate in this...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 06-13-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,915
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: archBOSTON Update: A New Dawn

^^ Here's your Cliff Notes:

(W)e need to know what we’re “giving up” to continue to post on aB. We need to know clearly, decisively, and in black & white.
(T)he ownership on the content that...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 06-13-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,915
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: archBOSTON Update: A New Dawn

I’ll begin by saying that I’m glad to see the optimism among many regular posters, enthusiasm about growth in membership, new forum features, and more active curation of the site.

But there are...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 06-10-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,915
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: archBOSTON Update: A New Dawn

Intent aside, I'm not sure your initial post addresses the basic concept of Justin7's statement, or the collection of concerns behind it.



I agree that in both the real in virtual worlds,...
Forum: Development Projects 06-10-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 629
Views: 132,570
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: MIT East Campus - Kendall Square Gateway | Cambridge

Regarding the lightening facade gradient:
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 06-10-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,915
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: archBOSTON Update: A New Dawn

I too have some questions about what's transpired here, and how it will affect the efficacy of discourse going forward on ArchBoston. It's taking me some time to frame my thoughts, but rest assured,...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 06-06-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 24,202
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: For fans of the Organic

^ The roof of this particular home is a sad compromise. The original plan was for a thin-shell concrete structure engineered by Félix Candela (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Félix_Candela). It would...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 06-06-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 24,202
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: For fans of the Organic

This thread's been quiet for a while, and I suppose I can take the blame for that.

Though Lautner's home for Bob & Delores Hope may never be perfect, this LA Times piece...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 06-06-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,075
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Archboston revamp

I take no pleasure in reading posts like this because they're emblematic of two different but interrelated obstacles to valuable discourse on aB:

Hearing new voices and ideas to broaden a...
Forum: Development Projects 06-05-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 40,571
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Dock Square Parking Garage | 20 Clinton Street |

The Motormart Garage is significant, both from an historical and a design perspective (http://motormartgarage.com/history/). By comparison, The Dock Square Garage, though built of better materials...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 06-04-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,075
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Archboston revamp

Well, it's been an interesting few days...

I just poured a glass of Old Monk Rum and reread this thread for about the fifth time today. Here are a few thoughts that resonate with me:
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 06-03-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 39,026
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Proposed But Never Built

Given Eagle Hill's proximity to overflight from 15/33, a tower of this scale would be a non-starter in East Boston.

I like the design. It would look pretty cool on the recently sold Gillette...
Forum: Development Projects 05-23-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 18,505
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Artists for Humanity | 100 W. 2nd | South Boston

I don't love it, but I understand it. Indeed, if I have to accept The Hub on Causeway as good urbanism packaged with a design ethos worthy of a McDonald's Happy Meal toy, perhaps there's value in...
Forum: Development Projects 05-22-2019, 11:36 AM
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Views: 1,121,279
Posted By Beton Brut
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 05-17-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 49,323
Posted By Beton Brut
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 05-16-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 49,323
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: NYC Architecture and Development

I'm a bit surprised that David Adjaye (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Adjaye)'s 130 William...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 05-16-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: I M Pei dies at 102

NY Times obit (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/16/obituaries/im-pei-dead.html).

102. I’d sign up for that tonight.
Forum: Development Projects 05-16-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 166,867
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: The Boulevard (née The Times/Littlest Bar) | 110 Broad St | Downtown

My favorite take on this building.



I'd have preferred black or charcoal brick to the dusty taupe the used.

Though I haven't been inside of any unit here, to may also be important to...
Forum: Development Projects 05-15-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 166,867
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: The Boulevard (née The Times/Littlest Bar) | 110 Broad St | Downtown

A possible future incarnation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYihDAhVPko
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