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Forum: Development Projects 06-18-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,580
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: East Cambridge / Infill and Small Projects

The front of this is alright but the back is a chaos of setbacks, windows, and bump outs. Too noisy.
Forum: Development Projects 06-18-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 73,011
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Portside at Pier One | 29 Marginal Street (Pier 1, Pier 5) | East Boston

Those projects are all superior in design integrity to the nursing home aesthetic of Portside and most of the residential of the past few years which is certainly not architecture, but merely...
Forum: Development Projects 06-15-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 281,166
Posted By Brad Plaid
Forum: Development Projects 06-15-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,047
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Six West Broadway Hotel |South Boston

Why is it intentional, to make the windows appear larger than they are?
Forum: Development Projects 06-15-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,084
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Midtown Hotel redevelopment | 220 Huntington Avenue | Back Bay

In a less reactionary town a sliver tower could be a seriously considered option with the low rise section getting the Verb Hotel treatment, not here though.
Forum: Development Projects 06-15-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 281,166
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Harvard - Allston Campus

Isn't the art lab supposed to be temporary? That looks rather permanent.
Forum: Development Projects 06-13-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 66,470
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Mixed Use Complex | 345 Harrison Ave | South End

A good amenity for the neighborhood, but the whole thing suffers from the flatness of the facades. Balconies and bay windows can't hide the flimsy look of most of the wall panels.
Forum: Development Projects 06-13-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,047
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Six West Broadway Hotel |South Boston

This will turn out decently enough. Would like to have seen the gray window panels several shades lighter to create some contrast between them and the glass and the brick. As is the windows are too...
Forum: Development Projects 06-12-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 33,327
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: "The Beat" | 135 Morrissey (Boston Globe Site) | Dorchester

From Ministry of Propaganda to an innovation and idea factory, very good.
Forum: Development Projects 06-12-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6,363
Views: 1,052,579
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Rose Kennedy Greenway

The golden age of sign making, it doesn't get any better than the atomic googie era!
Forum: Development Projects 05-18-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 73,081
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Chelsea

Potemkin village https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potemkin_village
Forum: Development Projects 05-18-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 73,081
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Chelsea

Dear wise councilor: There is so little housing available and it is so expensive, we might have to leave. What can you do?

Wise councilor: Fear not for my fellow wise councilors and my wise self...
Forum: Development Projects 05-10-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2,788
Views: 591,368
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Cambridge Developments

This proposal is fine as far as it goes but it needs to go further, another 4 or so floors should be added. This kind of boutique residential shouldn't be in this location which can handle many more...
Forum: General 05-10-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,098
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Local Politics Thread

Watched this again over the weekend https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060390/. Sadly, as a cautionary tale this will never go out of style and in light of the censorious/anti-free speech tendencies of...
Forum: Development Projects 05-09-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3,995
Views: 647,505
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: The New Retail Thread

Race pimps gonna race pimp.
Forum: Development Projects 05-07-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 692
Views: 191,103
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: One Greenway (Parcel 24) | 0 Kneeland Street | Chinatown

Lottery sales of workforce units at 88 Hudson according to Boston Homes:
$113,500 for a 716 sf 1 bed and $263,700 for a 1138 sf 2 bed. 9 other units also sold between this high and low. Wow.
Forum: Development Projects 05-04-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 122,912
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Hey Rover give Scooter a break. Zir is just trying to find zirself. Next week instead of identifying as a bolshevik Skippy will be identifying as maybe a polka dot zebra. So cute!
Forum: Development Projects 05-03-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,571
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Union Square Redevelopment | Somerville

Some interesting, well-designed modernist buildings. Don't blow it Somerville by being reactionary.
Forum: Development Projects 05-03-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,582
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: Orient Heights BHA Redevelopment | Faywood Ave/Vallar Rd/Waldemar Ave | East Bost

The changes being referred to as "minor" include removal of all market rate units (42) and almost doubling the amount of open space. Less dense, more suburban, 100% public housing.
Forum: Development Projects 04-24-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 402
Views: 105,392
Posted By Brad Plaid
Re: 50 Liberty @ Fan Pier | 50 Liberty Drive | Seaport

Don't get all the hating on this. In person it's substantial enough, neither flimsy nor cheap looking, and not dented. Absurd if this is replaced.
Forum: Development Projects 04-12-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4,254
Views: 817,407
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: 91
Views: 20,560
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: 2,535
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: 2,535
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: 344
Views: 65,169
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.
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