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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-05-2017, 05:19 PM
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Posted By whighlander
Self Driving Vehicles in Boston Area

It's now time to have a thread related to Self Driving Vehicles and other automations of passenger and commercial vehicles

As of today the Seaport Innovation District -- specifically the Ray Flynn...
Forum: Development Projects 01-05-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3,856
Views: 1,062,308
Posted By whighlander
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

Then if the construction is reasonably similar in scope we should see the equivalent of this
[9/17/2015]


about 4/15/2018

and this stage -- essentially finished on the outside -- 4/21/2016
...
Forum: Development Projects 01-05-2017, 10:49 AM
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Views: 112,271
Posted By whighlander
Re: 50 Liberty @ Fan Pier | 50 Liberty Drive | Seaport

Galactic -- why not -- its about the same thickness as the glass in the window units
Forum: Development Projects 01-05-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4,327
Views: 872,197
Posted By whighlander
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Evidently Liz has never heard of the term WEATHER -- I guarantee that there are plenty of years when the amount of sunlight at any place in Boston is reduced from the average by much more than the...
Forum: Development Projects 01-05-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8,577
Views: 2,199,980
Posted By whighlander
Re: Millennium Tower (Filene's) | 426 Washington Street | Downtown

Justin -- well not since Sunday anyway -- so I suppose that there could have been a sudden fracture and separation followed by the subduction of the North American Plate and the Back Bay might have...
Forum: Development Projects 01-05-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8,577
Views: 2,199,980
Posted By whighlander
Re: Millennium Tower (Filene's) | 426 Washington Street | Downtown

Shmessessy -- Never said that it was -- here's what I actually said with the addition of the word [unaided] and highlighting in bold



I love how no one bothers to read the post -- they just...
Forum: Development Projects 01-05-2017, 10:07 AM
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Views: 1,062,308
Posted By whighlander
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

From 6/20/2014 -- looks somewhat similar in terms of state of construction
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-05-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 59,705
Posted By whighlander
Re: Storm surge in Boston

Dwash -- Unfortunately -- if you think Ed Markey knows anything of any interest to anyone -- you are hopelessly lost

I once asked my then esteemed Congress Person a question at a fancy talk he...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-04-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 59,705
Posted By whighlander
Re: Proposed Boston flood barrier

KMP -- I doubt if many -- outside of people of independent wealth and no need to work -- if given option "do you want your taxes raised to pay for something concocted by the CLF" would say yes [on a...
Forum: Development Projects 01-04-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 73,916
Posted By whighlander
Re: SBWTC /South Boston Waterfront Transportation Center/Seaport/ S Boston

Sicilian -- I guess it depends on your definition of Relatively Near

I would argue that there are plenty of people [though I can't give you a reference] who walk for more than 0.5 mile and...
Forum: Development Projects 01-04-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 186,614
Posted By whighlander
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

Odurandia -- I call your attention to the following story in the Herald today
http://www.bostonherald.com/business/real_estate/2017/01/boston_now_ranks_third_in_foreign_investment
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-04-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 187,029
Posted By whighlander
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

Bakgwallo -- as someone posted on that site-- "Ship is delayed because of "Signal Problems""

That seemed to be the most pertinent and profound contribution

One can easily see why some people...
Forum: Development Projects 01-04-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 28,633
Posted By whighlander
Re: Malden Minor League Baseball Stadium | Malden

DBM -- this is someone's Bong-dream [OK its legal now]
The difference between the Wynn Boston Harbor and the Malden [Whatever stadium] is one and only one thing

Wynn is a global corporation with...
Forum: Development Projects 01-04-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 157,605
Posted By whighlander
Re: General Electric HQ | 244-284 A Street | Fort Point

Stefalarchitect -- I believe that the work on stabilizing and preparing in the old Brick and beams has either started of is just about to start. The company hopes to start occupying the Brick and...
Forum: Development Projects 01-04-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8,577
Views: 2,199,980
Posted By whighlander
Re: Millennium Tower (Filene's) | 426 Washington Street | Downtown

Chrisbrat -- you can't get that view without a quite long telephoto lens

this is closer to what the view really looks like to your eyes -- taken from a most recent post on the Future Skyline...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-04-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 59,705
Posted By whighlander
Re: Proposed Boston flood barrier

CSTH -- Don't hold your hopes too tight -- I'm just hoping that with the new sharif in town in DC and such -- that something akin to the Pacific legal Foundation will sue CLF for all the unfunded...
Forum: Development Projects 01-04-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 73,916
Posted By whighlander
Re: SBWTC /South Boston Waterfront Transportation Center/Seaport/ S Boston

Sicilian -- and there are future sites a plenty for thousands of more units relatively near by. they may not all be in the immediate Fan Pier / Seaport Square footprint -- but so what.

One of...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-04-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 59,705
Posted By whighlander
Re: Storm surge in Boston

F-Line Happy New Year

You know if you just don't bother to respond -- since you have nothing to contribute -- those of us who are seriously discussing something just might not be gifted with your...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-03-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 59,705
Posted By whighlander
Re: Storm surge in Boston

BigPicture -- What we most need to be concerned with is the Scientific equivalent of Illiteracy -- something which is paradoxically becoming more prevalent as the planet becomes more and more...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-03-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 59,705
Posted By whighlander
Re: Storm surge in Boston

CSTH -- As history has shown, there is always some risk of significant flooding, -- the Providence inundation example of 1938 is always there under the right circumstances. I don't think that...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-03-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 85,545
Posted By whighlander
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

Mass -- Massport was the main ingredient in the mix -- but Jet Blue as Logan's Big Dog these days obviously got to put their sense even if not their cents into that redo.

Massport generally funds...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-03-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 59,705
Posted By whighlander
Re: Storm surge in Boston

CSTH -- There are five questions we need to ask in the absence of political posturing and bellicose vituperations:

What is the dynamics of the climate over the recent past
Are there things...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-03-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 59,705
Posted By whighlander
Re: Storm surge in Boston

PS: -- you can do your own test of weather / climate models [the equations are the same] -- all you need is a camera or a smart phone and a TV set.

Today at 11 PM when the TV weather person puts...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-03-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 59,705
Posted By whighlander
Re: Storm surge in Boston

BigPicture I was going to respond in a flippant way to your ignorant ad hominem attack. However, I thought about it abit more and decided that this needs a careful response as the amount of...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-03-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 187,029
Posted By whighlander
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

Jahvon -- I guess its in the definition of the word almost -- my looking at it -- it seems to be where a building is when the exterior is complete and the real work in fitting-out begins

I would...
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