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Forum: Development Projects Today, 10:41 AM
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Posted By Beton Brut
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

^ Classic examples of “it’ll look better on you than me.”

In all seriousness, the impact of scale, unity of form, and context all play a role in showing why the pictured examples in NYC are worlds...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning Today, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 74
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: "The Plan" architectural magazine

I’ll have to look into that, Charlie - thanks for the tip.

The photographer appears to be a fan of Julius Shulman and John Lautner...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure Yesterday, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4,017
Views: 746,553
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Logan Flight Additions

Sadly, this is spot on. No matter what, it's a magnificent piece of engineering, likely the last of its kind in terms of scale.
Forum: General Yesterday, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By Beton Brut
What's everyone drinking...?

A combination of boredom and deep curiosity has inspired me to start this thread. We're a fairly discerning lot here, so I imagined this to be fertile ground for conversation and learning. If you'll...
Forum: General Yesterday, 10:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,971
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: McMansion Hell

Shep, this mess deserves a Chernobyl-style sarcophagus. If ever I'm in the market for a buildable lot, it'll have few neighbors, a view, and a minimal, eco-centric structure. Something like this...
Forum: Development Projects 02-14-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 756
Views: 176,704
Posted By Beton Brut
Forum: General 02-14-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,971
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: McMansion Hell

"The Horror...The Horror..."

~ Joseph Conrad/John Milius
Forum: General 02-14-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,971
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: McMansion Hell

In thinking through the utter madness behind of this awful house, I'm wondering how any of this got past the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Wright's work is copyrighted. This fact has lead to a...
Forum: General 02-13-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,971
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: McMansion Hell

Gross (https://www.chicagobusiness.com/it-hits-market/35-million-home-over-top-homage-wright).
Forum: Development Projects 02-13-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 945,340
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

It's good urbanism. It's now a far more pleasant experience to take the T to a game or to North Station. It'll certainly make the developers a truckload of cash. All big wins.

I just wish it...
Forum: Development Projects 02-13-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4,093
Views: 1,190,933
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

^ I agree. They need to at least polish the aluminum window mullions.

Our old pal Lurker has a great idea (http://www.archboston.org/community/showpost.php?p=103815&postcount=34) for a refresh.
Forum: Development Projects 02-12-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,640
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: 1000 Boylston Street | MassDOT Parcel 15 | Back Bay

Or giving any of the >60% who stay at home any motivation to vote for your opponent.
Forum: Development Projects 02-12-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 33,431
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: UMass Boston Residence Hall 1 | Columbia Point | Dorchester

I think that probably says more about Boston than it does about Harry Weese (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Weese#Early_life_and_education), the architect of the original "campus."
Forum: Development Projects 02-12-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 33,431
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: UMass Boston Residence Hall 1 | Columbia Point | Dorchester

^ Quite so. It feels a bit more refined and unified here. There's a bit of streamline/steamship moderne (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streamline_Moderne), with a color and pattern that reminds me of...
Forum: Development Projects 02-12-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6,405
Views: 1,150,830
Posted By Beton Brut
Forum: Development Projects 02-12-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 962,120
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Your theory is a good one, and I'd add to it the idea of repurposed space. Ben Thompson in his original plan for Quincy Market clearly understood that placemaking had at least as much to do with the...
Forum: Development Projects 02-12-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 29,388
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Temporary Habor Garage discussion thread until project is officially launched

(with apologies to Toby...)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9P1KxVrrWM
Forum: Development Projects 02-11-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6,405
Views: 1,150,830
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Rose Kennedy Greenway

I'm glad you like it. What do you think would improve it?



Well, not exactly. But imagine if we'd have chosen to preserve even a portion of the Washington Street EL, as it passed through the...
Forum: Development Projects 02-11-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 962,120
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Extracted from this post (http://www.archboston.org/community/showpost.php?p=318941&postcount=2019) in the Assembly thread:



Like statler...
Forum: Development Projects 02-11-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 962,120
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

My thoughts (http://www.archboston.org/community/showpost.php?p=322876&postcount=14) from the Midtown Hotel thread.
Forum: Development Projects 02-11-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6,405
Views: 1,150,830
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Rose Kennedy Greenway

No doubt. The idea of handing over sites with a geotechnical degree-of-difficulty this high to non-profits with dubious finances was never anything short of preposterous. Sell them off to private...
Forum: Development Projects 02-11-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 174,674
Posted By Beton Brut
Forum: Development Projects 02-11-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 945,340
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

^ Unresolved is an excellent word for this!

It's obvious that Gensler's designers (certainly their B-squad) are hoping to portray the sculptural energy of an industrial site -- a blast furnace,...
Forum: Development Projects 02-11-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6,405
Views: 1,150,830
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Rose Kennedy Greenway

Look what our old friend DowntownDave has found...
Forum: Development Projects 02-11-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 962,120
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

^ Yes, this exactly. Thank you, good sir.
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