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Forum: Development Projects Today, 01:15 PM
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Posted By chrisbrat
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

damn this thing's a stunner. absolutely gorgeous.
Forum: Development Projects Today, 01:14 PM
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Views: 945,427
Posted By chrisbrat
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

i like the "bloated copy" quite a bit and, in all seriousness, you and all the others who constantly bitch about how NYC is so much better than boston -- then effing move there and screw.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 02-07-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,380
Posted By chrisbrat
Re: Photo of the Day, Boston Style: Part XII (2019)

so i've wondered about this for a while and a couple of friends have asked me -- i'm wondering if anyone on AB has any insight:

so they/we spend millions upon millions of dollars and interrupt...
Forum: Development Projects 01-30-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 39,332
Posted By chrisbrat
Re: Crossroads at Kenmore | 560 Commonwealth Ave | Kenmore Square

this thing is straigh-up amazing. if it gets built as currently proposed (sadly, odds are it won't) it instantly becomes the most interesting high-rise in boston, ever.
Forum: Development Projects 01-30-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 39,332
Posted By chrisbrat
Re: Crossroads at Kenmore | 560 Commonwealth Ave | Kenmore Square

i'll be pleasantly surprised if this gets built as currently rendered.

it'd be awesome, but some gabby fucknut will manage to whine enough that they'll whittle this down to the standard...
Forum: Development Projects 01-29-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 18,939
Posted By chrisbrat
Re: BU Data Sciences Center | 665 Commonwealth Avenue | BU Central

very thorough. the new renders are fantastic. this thing is growing on me (and i never hated it in the first place).
Forum: Development Projects 01-28-2019, 05:54 PM
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Views: 1,190,990
Posted By chrisbrat
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

i agree it's unique and very much a part of Boston's identity. i do, in fact, like it. i just wouldn't give it an "A" on design alone.
Forum: Development Projects 01-28-2019, 05:11 PM
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Posted By chrisbrat
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

do you objectively consider the Pru to be "A-quality" level design, or are you factoring in history, nostalgia, etc.?

as a building i think it's aggressively dull and it's been maintained (on the...
Forum: Development Projects 01-26-2019, 07:19 PM
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Posted By chrisbrat
Forum: Development Projects 01-26-2019, 01:35 PM
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Views: 1,190,990
Posted By chrisbrat
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

i think it's a great addition.

my only gripes are: i wish it was taller b/c think the skyline would be well served with a true peak somewhere; i wish it wasn't yet another flat-roofed skyscraper,...
Forum: Development Projects 01-24-2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,084
Posted By chrisbrat
Re: State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

cmon now dude...

nobody disagrees that boston is far from being the most adventurous or cutting-edge when it comes to architecture and urbanism, but that assessment of yours is more than a little...
Forum: Development Projects 01-23-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,084
Posted By chrisbrat
Re: One Congress | West End

ive said it before but 225 franklin is - to my mind/eye - the building most impacted (negatively) by the removal of signage.

99 high street was also much more visually compelling with the old...
Forum: Development Projects 01-14-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4,093
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Posted By chrisbrat
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

shame how so many views of this pretty fantastic skyscraper are marginalized by truly terrible architecture (sheraton towers being the worst/main offender). meanwhile the inarguably lesser (from an...
Forum: Development Projects 01-07-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 663,474
Posted By chrisbrat
Re: Downtown Crossing

union square somerville is, for all intents and purposes, boston
Forum: Development Projects 01-07-2019, 01:24 PM
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Posted By chrisbrat
Forum: Development Projects 01-03-2019, 03:54 PM
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Views: 150,153
Posted By chrisbrat
Re: The Boulevard (née The Times/Littlest Bar) | 110 Broad St | Downtown

and exchange place was pretty much the first project around here (to my knowledge, anyway) to do it on a large scale and do it well.
Forum: Development Projects 01-03-2019, 03:52 PM
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Posted By chrisbrat
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

sure, that'd be fine by me.

but isn't that more LED strips, a la avalon north station?

i was thinking more actual spotlights projected upwards and against the building, placed at the bottom of...
Forum: Development Projects 01-03-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4,093
Views: 1,190,990
Posted By chrisbrat
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

this hasn't been suggested in any of the renders, but when i was down there over the weekend i was thinking how cool it'd look if there was some nightime lighting going up the grooves along the...
Forum: Development Projects 12-18-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 48,394
Posted By chrisbrat
Re: Suffolk Downs Redevelopment

had to have been typed on a phone while driving
Forum: Development Projects 12-18-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2,463
Views: 547,945
Posted By chrisbrat
Re: Bulfinch Crossing | Congress Street Garage | West End

sick! thanks for finding and sharing
Forum: Development Projects 12-15-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 381,288
Posted By chrisbrat
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

^^^ the d.c. comment was pretty much a throwaway aside and really wasn't the thrust of my original post at all, but i'm sorry it's upset you to this degree.

i'd apologize in more detail, but i've...
Forum: Development Projects 12-14-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 381,288
Posted By chrisbrat
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

splitting hairs. technically it's a federal district and neither a city nor a state.
Forum: Development Projects 12-13-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 381,288
Posted By chrisbrat
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

no surprise here, buddy :)
Forum: Development Projects 12-13-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 381,288
Posted By chrisbrat
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

well...

one: D.C. isn't a city, but sure. ok, fine. yes, the capital of the most powerful nation on earth is more significant, globally, than boston.

two: you really believe that,...
Forum: Development Projects 12-13-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 381,288
Posted By chrisbrat
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Boston's national and international profile and media portrayal already far outstrips its actual size -- both geographic and population-wise (even if you define "Metro Boston" as being quite larger...
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