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Forum: Development Projects 06-13-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 17,314
Posted By theSil
Re: Six West Broadway Hotel |South Boston

Why do we rarely make the vertical seams of these precast panels jagged, following the lines of the cast brick? I feel like this would make them far less visible.

A quick google search shows that...
Forum: Development Projects 04-18-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 162,482
Posted By theSil
Re: Dorchester Developments

Not to derail, but: This is what makes the loss of SB 827 in California yesterday so tragic (Proposed big density zoning boosts along transit lines and bus routes, including reduced parking...
Forum: Development Projects 04-18-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,224
Posted By theSil
Re: Dock Square Parking Garage, 20 Clinton Street

I hope this one falls through the cracks. Let it miss this development cycle, and then in 10 years time when autonomous vehicles have greatly reduced the demand for parking the business case for...
Forum: Development Projects 04-12-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1,644
Views: 378,476
Posted By theSil
Re: South Station Tower

Where does this image originate from? Was unaware anyone had ever drawn up such ambitious plans to cover the pike/93 spaghetti of ramps
Forum: Development Projects 04-09-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,920
Posted By theSil
Re: Parcel I | Cambridge Crossing | East Cambridge

Still frustrated that the developers think Parcel I needs its own green space, when this project's "Common" is within throwing distance. More infill would go a long ways to avoiding a suburban campus...
Forum: Development Projects 04-07-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 73,159
Posted By theSil
Re: Quincy Center Redevelopment

Yea it's a toss up whether this thing sucks or not. Still, I prefer this going up to an alucobond lego tower.
Forum: Development Projects 03-23-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2,803
Views: 672,523
Posted By theSil
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Add me to the "Don't hate it" club. Here's my rough version without the bloated middle section.


Forum: Development Projects 03-22-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 96,185
Posted By theSil
Re: Seaport Parcels M1-M2 | Seaport Sq. | Seaport

Wow, I'm glad to hear someone hates this celebrated building as much as I do. I feel the best incarnation of BIG's work is often the renderings.
Forum: Development Projects 03-20-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 126,844
Posted By theSil
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

In their defense, Walmart has Walmart Labs in silicon valley, which is their tech and research division and employs > 3,500 employees. Their presence in the bay area and in the open source world is...
Forum: Development Projects 03-15-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 21,342
Posted By theSil
Re: Crossroads at Kenmore | 560 Commonwealth Ave | Kenmore Square

I particularly hope that they don't cheap out on the back side of this thing and make it a blank wall of cheap plastic schlock with one column on windows. They've handily left it out of all renders...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 02-12-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 85,377
Posted By theSil
Re: crane pix's past and present

Great stuff as always BeeLine. That first shot is astounding.
Forum: Development Projects 02-10-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 133,288
Posted By theSil
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

So, yes, BU owns every parcel between Malvern and Babcock minus the parking lot at 76 Ashford, but Babcock literally runs up to the tracks! I don't see why the City can't tell BU to quiet down and...
Forum: Development Projects 02-10-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 980,896
Posted By theSil
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

Love how many new developments snuck into this one. New NU building in the lower right, new Conservatory dorm behind that, and NU's East Village dorm on the left.
Forum: Development Projects 02-08-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4,266
Views: 832,313
Posted By theSil
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

I emailed the Project Manager Mrs. Casey Hines ( with my concerns about the park earlier today.

Be sure to voice these complaints and ideas to the BPDA! There's another...
Forum: Development Projects 02-08-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4,266
Views: 832,313
Posted By theSil
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

At this point, I think I'm most unhappy with what they're proposing to do to the Winthrop Square park (page 29). Why replace a charming green space that feels like Boston with something that looks...
Forum: Development Projects 02-07-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 136,556
Posted By theSil
Re: Quaker Lane + Congress Square | Downtown

Does anyone know how they made this work structurally? Is it essentially a facedectomy? It can't be easy to place 7 new stories on top of a century old building.
Forum: Development Projects 01-25-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 33,604
Posted By theSil
Re: Bayside Expo Center Redevelopment

A 10x return in under a decade? On a site that is disconnected from the rest of the city by 93? Are they just banking on a big TOD project?
Forum: Development Projects 01-25-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 102,192
Posted By theSil
Re: East Boston Developments

Too "tower in the park" for my liking. Or rather "Row house in the park".

I don't see a good place to include one in this development, but in general I always want projects on large parcels like...
Forum: Development Projects 01-25-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 113,963
Posted By theSil
Re: Whiskey Priest/Atlantic Beer Garden Redevelopment | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

And this is what CLF got out of it:
Forum: Development Projects 12-07-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 274,964
Posted By theSil
Forum: Development Projects 12-05-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 323,670
Posted By theSil
Re: Allston-Brighton Developments

It looks like this developer and UC Berkeley (,-122.2664492,3a,75y,202.9h,103.08t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sVHKel1sSkjWlWBshL2KQMA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) buy their...
Forum: Development Projects 11-20-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2,803
Views: 672,523
Posted By theSil
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

This picture makes it really clear that this development is creating a nice mini canyon effect on Causeway that was previously absent.
Forum: Development Projects 11-16-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 323,670
Posted By theSil
Re: Allston-Brighton Developments

One more picture found on twitter from the same presentation, this time of the building that is mainly on Braintree and Franklin. The website on the card ( is pretty...
Forum: Development Projects 11-14-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 323,670
Posted By theSil
Re: Allston-Brighton Developments

These were just posted on Twitter for the "Allston Square" project. I really hope they preserve at least the facade of 334 Cambridge st. The building has always seemed like such a nice gate to this...
Forum: Development Projects 10-24-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 677
Views: 120,673
Posted By theSil
Re: Volpe Transportation Center Development | Kendall Sq | Cambridge

You can see in this south facing view that at least one of the green areas that appears to be a park in the aerial is in fact a green roof. If you look closely, that seems to be the case for the...
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