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Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 07-29-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,466
Posted By Pierce
Re: Chicago, Evanston

wow, I've lived in Chicago for over a year and haven't canvassed the city as much as you did in that one trip.

One thing worth exploring is the Milwaukee Ave Corridor, and the culture of...
Forum: General 05-07-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,117
Posted By Pierce
Re: Moving to Chicago

huh? not following

Chicago = boston + 100 skyscrapers, an extra airport, a functional transit system, 18 miles of waterfront park, and a few million people
Forum: Development Projects 03-04-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 30,943
Posted By Pierce
Re: Children's Hospital Addition

http://www.landworks-studio.com/childrens-hospital/

http://static.squarespace.com/static/525305dce4b0830c98e07bb6/527d575de4b0176f8d6c332f/527d5866e4b033140e4a3d41/1383946343994/15.jpg?format=1500w
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-06-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 395,565
Posted By Pierce
Re: Biking in Boston

Davis, California, incorporated 1917.
Davis Square, officially designated in 1883.

as always, we were first
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-06-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 395,565
Posted By Pierce
Re: Biking in Boston

chicago's system hasn't seen a full winter yet, it just started in July.
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 10-18-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 28,123
Posted By Pierce
Re: NYC Architecture and Development

in lieu of a spinoff thread....

i'm a 10 year boston resident recently turned chicagoan. I've been here 4 months (and occasionally still lurk on archboston, obviously).

It is cheaper here,...
Forum: Development Projects 10-15-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 54,805
Posted By Pierce
Re: NorthPoint Cambridge (The one that was train yards, the big plan.)

they are.....

the below are from: http://landworks-studio-boston.tumblr.com/

http://25.media.tumblr.com/a6fe041b51aad350d6dfa78cfd112a46/tumblr_mi9ykhq5951s5r39vo3_r2_1280.jpg
...
Forum: Development Projects 08-25-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 54,805
Posted By Pierce
Re: NorthPoint Cambridge (The one that was train yards, the big plan.)

There are stairs and a plaza, and how. They are blocked by the building in that view of the model, but if you scroll about 1/3 down the page below you will see some pretty delicious renderings of it...
Forum: Development Projects 09-25-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2,799
Views: 598,137
Posted By Pierce
Re: Cambridge Developments

is that a gsd hack? did they put gund hall on the dome?
Forum: Development Projects 09-25-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 301,009
Posted By Pierce
Re: NorthPoint Cambridge (The one that was train yards, the big plan.)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c3/Ericsson_Kista_2010a.jpg

So are they going to lift this building (http://www.betong.se/?p=2414) up and transport it from Sweden, or just build it...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 04-19-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 45,675
Posted By Pierce
Re: What was proposed and what was built.

what was the existing wedge building that splits Congress and Devonshire Streets? I would love to see that.

And what's with the hexagon building and surface lot at the Hard Rock Cafe site? Egad
Forum: Development Projects 04-05-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 469
Views: 103,087
Posted By Pierce
Re: Parcel 9 - The Greenway

I second, the last few years there has been a lot of simplistic free market gibberish (dumbed down enough to even make Ayn Rand blush) floating around with Lincoln's name ascribed to it. Snopes...
Forum: Development Projects 03-15-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2,395
Views: 562,008
Posted By Pierce
Re: Fan Pier

It will be short lived-- it is privately owned open space. Like most new parks in this country.
Forum: Development Projects 03-08-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 24,800
Posted By Pierce
Re: Edward M. Kennedy Institute

so long as it doesn't conflict with others' "right to own property and profit from thereof" = zoning, environmental laws, permitting and regulation, and many other things Libertarians can't wrap...
Forum: 2011 Awards Voting & Discussion 02-26-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,593
Posted By Pierce
Re: Hall of Shame (CHOOSE 3)

Seconded. If City Hall "wins" I will nominate the 2011 Archboston Awards for the 2012 Hall of Shame.
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 02-26-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,670
Posted By Pierce
Re: Can we please...

archportland.org?

no offense, but i'd love to be able to filter out the non-boston topics from "new posts" when i look at it
Forum: 2011 Awards Voting & Discussion 02-26-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,510
Posted By Pierce
Re: Hall of Fame (CHOOSE 3)

maybe next year a runoff to get the nominees down to 7-10 finalists? or do it via tournament bracket?

this list is way too long, and there is far too much decent but middling stuff.... it looks...
Forum: General 02-21-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4,534
Views: 514,109
Posted By Pierce
Re: Open Thread

not urban planners, but an allied profession:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/p480x480/408834_2854824293137_1335450098_32773726_2026101791_n.jpg
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-19-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 395,565
Posted By Pierce
Re: Best New Development of 2011

Oh grandpa, get off the internet and take your pills!
Forum: 2011 Awards Voting & Discussion 02-16-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,862
Posted By Pierce
Re: Worst New Development of 2011

thanks for the third option-- neither of these are all that bad. I've never understood all the fuss about St Cecilia's addition, i don't find it offensive in the least, and it's much better than...
Forum: 2011 Awards Voting & Discussion 02-16-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,468
Posted By Pierce
Re: Worst Proposed Development

ugh, what a pathetic lot.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-14-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,660
Posted By Pierce
Re: "Missing" Bus Routes

Forest Hills to Kenmore via the "-ways"
The Greenway/Congress Street/Causeway Street loop
Kendall to Watertown via Mem Drive
Forum: Development Projects 02-14-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 57,228
Posted By Pierce
Re: Wentworth Expansion

ugh..... sorry, but any architect who exports renderings direct from sketchup can't be trusted to be competent
Forum: Development Projects 02-10-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 33,565
Posted By Pierce
Re: Charles River Esplanade Given Landmark Status

Ferris Wheel, no thanks.

Yes: Beer garden, informal performance areas (think berklee students), climbing "mountain, swimming, urban surfing (google "Eisbach"), giant tree swings, ice skating,...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 02-07-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,402
Posted By Pierce
Can Philanthropy for Boston's Parks Break Through the Grass Ceiling?

http://tclf.org/blog/city-shaping-v-can-philanthropy-bostons-parks-break-through-grass-ceiling
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