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Forum: Development Projects 04-12-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4,101
Views: 771,634
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

A camel is a horse designed by committee. Will this be Boston's latest camel? Hopefully not.
Forum: Development Projects 04-12-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 18,837
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Riverside Station development

A fake New England village including fake mill buildings! Will the fake buildings have fake distressed finishes to give them a fake 150 year old appearance? 5 or whatever acres of PoMo asscrack. I...
Forum: Development Projects 04-10-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,211
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Parcel I | Cambridge Crossing | East Cambridge

Divco surely was watching all of the silly Middlesex Courthouse drama and could very well have decided it wasn't worth the time and money fighting rabid activists to get more height. What could have...
Forum: Development Projects 04-09-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,211
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Parcel I | Cambridge Crossing | East Cambridge

It's probably not the developers but likely a Cambridge requirement for a certain % of open space. It really is extreme and there is also a lot of plaza area with only one or 2 story buildings adding...
Forum: Development Projects 04-09-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 61,649
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: SBWTC /South Boston Waterfront Transportation Center | Seaport

Not so bad. It kind of has the look of a minimalist Donald Judd box.
Forum: Development Projects 04-09-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 70,811
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Quincy Center Redevelopment

Hideous. This tower could have been symbolic of a new forward-looking Quincy but instead says Quincy is just as provincial and unsophisticated as ever.
Forum: Development Projects 04-09-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 26,406
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Julie Hall | Brookline Ave | Emanuel College | Fenway

Much less glass and much more brick than the initial renderings. This has lost its lightness and interesting design.
Forum: Development Projects 04-06-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,982
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Kenmore Square North

The current building is an ugly symbol of past capitalist oppression and ruling class exploitation of vastly underpaid worker drones. Tear down this classist horror and build rent-free people's...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 04-05-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: New us masterplanned city.

Nah, LEFTOPIA is a much better idea:
A magnificent unicorn airport staffed by gentle forest creatures;
A Jerry Brown train to absolutely-nowhere-at-all that runs on renewable progressive farts;...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 04-05-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 25,474
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: NYC Architecture and Development

56 Leonard on the left may look kind of gimmicky in photos but IRL it has a serious presence, pushing the boundaries of what a building can look like.
Forum: Development Projects 03-26-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 239,496
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

Should have mentioned before, one of the first episodes maybe the first, has CGI of the gradual deterioration over many years and then the total collapse of the Hancock tower.
Forum: Development Projects 03-26-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 239,496
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

https://www.history.com/shows/life-after-people
Forum: Development Projects 03-26-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2,549
Views: 592,692
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Since this has been so confused from the start may as well go maximum out-there.
http://twistedsifter.com/2012/04/impossible-buildings-by-victor-enrich/
Forum: Development Projects 03-23-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1,149
Views: 296,659
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Boston (née New Brighton) Landing | New Balance Complex | Brighton

It's the same with clothing. Even with Boston conservatism as a given, the vast number of people dressing in solid black or all dark clothing with only bits of color or patterning is surprising. And...
Forum: Development Projects 03-22-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,535
Views: 306,534
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Allston-Brighton Developments

What a constipated mess. Great-grandma designed and approved, the new Scrub-a-Dub has more aesthetic integrity.
Forum: Development Projects 03-21-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,149
Views: 296,659
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Boston (née New Brighton) Landing | New Balance Complex | Brighton

Really like this design, the fake wood is questionable though.
Forum: Development Projects 03-21-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 83,216
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Seaport Parcels M1-M2 | Seaport Sq. | Seaport

A Family Dollar is needed, you know for diversity and inclusion.
Forum: Development Projects 03-21-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,426
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: The Aberdeen | 1650 Commonwealth Ave. | Brighton

So is this minimum or maximum security?
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-20-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 19,742
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Why Boston rents are so high.

This new ball and chain, like so much that is supposedly well-intentioned, could easliy turn into a bureaucratic mess of unintended consequences. Government fiat is a poor substitute for an organic...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 03-16-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 19,742
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Why Boston rents are so high.

City Kounselor Dennis Karlone of Kambridge has proposed that a mandatory right of first refusal must be offered by landlords selling housing to existing tenants (including also former tenants who had...
Forum: Development Projects 03-15-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 64,151
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Mixed Use Complex | 345 Harrison Ave | South End

Windows and walls are practically flush with each other making this seem as flat and insubstantial as cardboard. Some depth and dimensionality to emphasize the bone and muscle of the steel skeleton...
Forum: Development Projects 03-13-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,160
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Hotel Tower | 560 Commonwealth Ave | Kenmore Square

A bit more height on a handsome building wouldn't be a bad thing at all. As it is though, it seems to have good proportions that emphasize the vertical. Alas it's all academic, as soon as the Sox...
Forum: General 03-13-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4,464
Views: 484,903
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Open Thread

That was a 28 floor government-owned tower demolished to make way for a 5 floor office building and 1100 car garage. So KY apparently didn't take care of this tower (built 1972) and basically let it...
Forum: Development Projects 03-09-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2,549
Views: 592,692
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

An exciting tower to be sure. It follows the spirit of deco rather than trying to be a bloodless, mediocre copy.
Forum: Development Projects 03-05-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2,549
Views: 592,692
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Is that for real? If so it's official then, for Boston developments hideous is the new black.
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