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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-03-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 795
Views: 127,278
Posted By Semass
Re: General Infrastructure

Is this center platform the one needed for the imaginary train to Providence?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 09-11-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5,406
Views: 695,771
Posted By Semass
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Nuggets of note from the MBTA Web Site:

There is a public meeting (with comment period) on the "Rail Vision" project on Thursday at 10:00 am. This is the study looking at regional rail,...
Forum: Development Projects 08-24-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3,225
Views: 763,616
Posted By Semass
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Bricklayers currently installing actual bricks - not precast panels - on the left side podium.
Forum: Development Projects 07-17-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 196,756
Posted By Semass
Re: Site in Hub top choice for a soccer stadium

Not Hood site. Master plan in MEPA last week. No stadium:
https://eeaonline.eea.state.ma.us/EEA/emepa/mepadocs/2018/071118em/nps/enf/15882%20Hood%20Park%20Master%20Plan.pdf
Forum: Development Projects 06-29-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 815
Views: 141,170
Posted By Semass
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

It seems that a great deal of the difficulty and expense of the West Station full build is the platform serving the Grand Junction. This to me is what can be phased to later if not never. There are...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-19-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,245
Views: 193,224
Posted By Semass
Re: North-South Rail Link

To me, the study also demonstrates the importance of transitioning to electric powered vehicles on the the Providence, Fairmount, and Stoughton line immediately. By the time they even get to the...
Forum: Development Projects 06-12-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4,327
Views: 872,203
Posted By Semass
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

This morning's delivery. Large steel pipes. They look like those seen in other foundations.
Forum: Development Projects 06-11-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4,327
Views: 872,203
Posted By Semass
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Devonshire Street closed. Two excavators and slurry wall rig on site today.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-08-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,245
Views: 193,224
Posted By Semass
Re: North-South Rail Link

I don't think you understand how bond bills work. The bill simply sets out a series of things that the state may legally spend money on. The bill itself has no value. The earmarks are worth precisely...
Forum: Development Projects 05-30-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4,327
Views: 872,203
Posted By Semass
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Back to the 115 Winthrop Sq. Project, the signs around the site are all now Suffolk Construction branded.
Forum: Development Projects 05-29-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4,327
Views: 872,203
Posted By Semass
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

A good power washing would do wonders for this building.
Forum: Development Projects 05-29-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3,225
Views: 763,616
Posted By Semass
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Crane jump coming soon. They were unloading the sections today.
Forum: General 05-23-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4,593
Views: 536,994
Posted By Semass
Re: Open Thread

Lipstick on a pig alert:
They seem to be doing a lot of work on the exterior 1st floor of 1 Beacon. Cladding on the "pillars" being removed and entrance "roof" demo'd
Forum: Development Projects 05-16-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 205,954
Posted By Semass
Re: Longfellow Place (née Garden Garage Towers) | 35 Lomasney Way | West End

Demo on the top level is quite active now. Lots of concrete coming down.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-11-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,670
Posted By Semass
Re: TransitMatters Regional Rail Plan

I recall from prior threads:
That the vehicle is smallest part of the cost. What is is more important is to add more juice to the existing wire. Although the PVD line has catenary it needs a whole...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-10-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,670
Posted By Semass
Re: TransitMatters Regional Rail Plan

I believe that it calls for a plan that has as the planned implementation date of 2022. That is to say, "what would it take to make this happen in 2022". it is not a funded program and it still needs...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-09-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,670
Posted By Semass
Re: TransitMatters Regional Rail Plan

T to regional rail activists: go screw

From Winchester/Newton Presentation:
In early 2017, the MBTA decided that the three Newton Commuter Rail Stations should be evaluated together, given the...
Forum: Development Projects 05-04-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4,327
Views: 872,203
Posted By Semass
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Well that didn't take long. Crews in yellow vests all over the site this morning. Geotech rigs were there much of last week.
Forum: Development Projects 04-26-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 389,596
Posted By Semass
Re: South Station Tower

Extension of air rights is on the agenda for the MBTA board on Monday:
https://mbta.com/events/2018-04-30/fiscal-management-control-board-meeting
Forum: Development Projects 04-24-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,793
Views: 322,873
Posted By Semass
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

If you were involved in creating SteelStacks then I applaud you sir. This is such a cool use of those structures. In another world, Everett would have been an ideal location for an "industrial" theme...
Forum: Development Projects 04-10-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 74,914
Posted By Semass
Re: Quincy Center Redevelopment

That is unfortuate. There are some neat brick rowhouse type buildings there and Fat Cat is an institution.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-28-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,670
Posted By Semass
Re: 2/28/18: Thank You TransitMatters for a Bold and Practical Vision

I also liked the report.
In the vein of organization before electronics, I would strongly encourage MassDOT to fully re-brand the service sooner rather than later. As noted in the report, the...
Forum: Development Projects 05-31-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 147,793
Posted By Semass
Re: City Hall - Redevelopment - Preservation - Relocation

I would really like to see it demolished while some of those who designed it are still alive, so they can die in shame as sad, bitter, broken, failures, knowing that their proudest creation is...
Forum: Development Projects 05-30-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3,856
Views: 1,062,345
Posted By Semass
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

The CIP angles are cool. Have we seen that on any of the recent projects of similar construction?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-24-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 27,810
Posted By Semass
Re: Amtrak / Regional Rail Discussion Thread

We have a plan and the plan is a fine one. 8 round trips daily to New Haven on the inland route. Appx. two hours to Springfield. Any further discussion of HSR here is silly. Reliability, frequency...
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