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Forum: Development Projects 08-19-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 32,548
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: 1000 Boylston Street | MassDOT Parcel 15 | Back Bay

Too true. The Robert Moses/Jane Jacobs equilibrium here is somewhat out of whack. Perhaps it's time for a bit more Bob and a bit less Jane.
Forum: Development Projects 08-19-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 273,105
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: The Alcott (née Garden Garage Towers) | 35 Lomasney Way | West End

They may have gotten a taller tower but how much overall square footage was lost with the cancellation of the 2nd tower? And more open space was added to an already absurdly suburban place.
Forum: Development Projects 08-13-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 408,099
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Allston-Brighton Developments

So this is happening then? Great design. Mature, sophisticated modernism.
Forum: Development Projects 08-13-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 408,099
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Allston-Brighton Developments

[QUOTE=BeeLine;355101][url=https://flic.kr/p/2gVfznP]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48516662197_dfbd92daf9_b.jpg

Sweet Jesus! WTF?
Forum: Development Projects 08-13-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,325
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Newton Developments

Dunstan East: nice courtyard and bonus points for Cheesecake Brook in the back, will probably be a success. Same Elkus snooze helter-skelter boilerplate design though. They never seem to get that...
Forum: Development Projects 08-12-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 339,119
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Harvard - Allston Campus

This looks bad, the white does not work.
Forum: Development Projects 08-12-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 19,233
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: MassMutual | 10 Fan Pier Blvd | Fan Pier Parcel E | Seaport

This will be a fine little tower. Proportions are ok, curves look good, and the faceted columns add some depth and rhythm.
Forum: Development Projects 08-06-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 339,119
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Harvard - Allston Campus

Posted this before, what other schools have done.
https://www.districtenergy.org/HigherLogic/System/DownloadDocumentFile.ashx?DocumentFileKey=8c7c6b36-2c92-f9bd-8382-af39c9f1aabf&forceDialog=0
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 07-29-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 32,920
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: General Boston Discussion.

What I presume is a fantasy(?) tower proposal for 333 Tremont.
http://www.ttarch.com/333-tremont
Forum: Development Projects 07-26-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 46,608
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Rio Grande (née Dudley Square Residential Tower) | Washington St. | Roxbury

Activists: non-investment in Dudley is racist!
Same activists: investment in Dudley is gentrification and is racist!
Forum: Development Projects 07-24-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,531
Views: 355,615
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: South Boston Infill and Small Projects

480 W Broadway rendering, another cheap-looking old-timey fake. 3 new(?) Southie proposals below it.
https://www.stefanovarch.com/480-west-broadway
Forum: Development Projects 07-22-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1,531
Views: 355,615
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: South Boston Infill and Small Projects

I didn't say taxpayers were paying for any kind of market-rate construction.

Mixed-Finance Development description from BHA site:
Mixed-Finance is the model made familiar through the US...
Forum: Development Projects 07-22-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1,531
Views: 355,615
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: South Boston Infill and Small Projects

Not exactly a news flash but the warehousing and cramming of public housing tenants, especially into hi-rises, has been discredited for a long time. The pathologies of US social housing took a...
Forum: Development Projects 07-16-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 38,652
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Old Boston Edison Plant | Summer St | South Boston

This was first proposed well over 2 years ago. It's only now that objections to residential are coming up? Throwing wrenches into the already absurdly byzantine approval process is a major blood...
Forum: Development Projects 07-15-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,531
Views: 355,615
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: South Boston Infill and Small Projects

Why does the black trim on the right just stop there instead of continuing to the logical end point?
Forum: Development Projects 07-11-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 68,015
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Gables Seaport (née Waterside Place 1B) | 505 Congress Street | Seaport

Personal injury lawyers are hyper-salivating over this staircase.
Forum: Development Projects 07-09-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1,231
Views: 367,635
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Cambridge Crossing (NorthPoint) | East Cambridge/Charlestown | Cambridge/Boston

Density is a subjective thing. Even if some stats say Cambridge is considered one of the more populated small cities it's hardly close to reaching any kind of growth limit (and who gets to decide...
Forum: Development Projects 07-09-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,231
Views: 367,635
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Cambridge Crossing (NorthPoint) | East Cambridge/Charlestown | Cambridge/Boston

The vast majority of Cambridge is low rise and relatively low density. A rare opportunity to build taller and denser has not been maximized to anywhere near its potential. Residential should be...
Forum: Development Projects 07-05-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 861
Views: 237,209
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Marriott Moxy Hotel | 240 Tremont Street (Parcel P-7A) | Theater District

Creative sign with a fun font. Guaranteed though some bonehead will try to do chin ups on the y descender and break it, it looks low enough to reach.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-05-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,639
Views: 294,718
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

He was referring to the vandals not you.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-05-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,639
Views: 294,718
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

Chicago Bean tagged by some fine citizens.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-bean-graffiti-charges-20190704-pnsciszz7zbpxd3lfmhbkpt6ty-story.html
Forum: Development Projects 07-02-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 132,572
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: MIT East Campus - Kendall Square Gateway | Cambridge

What a difference a few substantial towers makes. Future RIP to Eastgate though.
Forum: Development Projects 07-02-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 83,579
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Roxbury Developments

Energy Positive (E+) Green Building proposal.
https://www.bldup.com/projects/e-highland-roxbury
Forum: Development Projects 07-02-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 875
Views: 278,719
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Ink Block (Boston Herald) | 300 Harrison Avenue | South End

Your knee-jerk attack, rather than a thoughtful response, likely says a lot about you. No position pro or con was taken only a statement made that if it's pro-abortion publicly-owned land is not the...
Forum: Development Projects 07-02-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2,390
Views: 480,269
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

2 and a half billion dollars for a tacky casino? A vocational education/STEM campus would have looked much better here, American priorities could use a bit of recalibration.
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