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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-01-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 103,113
Posted By bobthebuilder
Re: Red Line / Blue Line Connector

This one made me chuckle, and is evidence of why we need like buttons in the new forum.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-01-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 14,867
Posted By bobthebuilder
Re: Charlie Card/MBTA Fare Replacement system

Eh yes and no. They're only testing it at certain stations along the 4/5/6 and it's been works for a while. I think I first heard the grumblings of a fare replacement system before I moved down here...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-23-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1,490
Views: 271,790
Posted By bobthebuilder
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

The building has a maintenance pit, so my guess is that it's a small maintenance shed to make adjustments in between test runs.
Forum: Development Projects 04-12-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 34,049
Posted By bobthebuilder
Re: State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

Those are metal studs. They're used to frame wall & ceilings.

And to answer your question, not reusable at all.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 09-06-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1,714
Views: 285,533
Posted By bobthebuilder
Re: North-South Rail Link

https://i.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/facebook/000/019/304/old.jpg
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-09-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 22,192
Posted By bobthebuilder
Re: MBTA is Considering a Complete Green Line Replacement.

and the article you linked is more than 2 years old
Forum: Greater New England 07-02-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,931
Posted By bobthebuilder
Re: U-Mass UMass Amherst buildings

http://www.umass.edu/transportation/apply-now-be-bus-driver

Assuming it's all the same as when I went there, they always need drivers. So as long as your son has a good driving record, and can...
Forum: Greater New England 06-28-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,931
Posted By bobthebuilder
Re: U-Mass UMass Amherst buildings

I frequent the capital projects page once every few months just to see whats going on, and as an Alum I try and get back to Amherst at least once a year. It's crazy how much both the campus and town...
Forum: General 03-01-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 4,652
Views: 622,257
Posted By bobthebuilder
Re: Open Thread

It wasn't their first choice either. They were trying to build a new HQ in the seaport and for whatever reason it didn't happen, So they just decided to add on to their existing building.
Forum: General 01-24-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4,652
Views: 622,257
Posted By bobthebuilder
Re: Open Thread

An eye for an eye makes everything alright. That's how the saying goes, right?
Forum: Development Projects 01-23-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 179,229
Posted By bobthebuilder
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

...or even worse, they may have their car keyed/windows bashed in for parking in a spot that someone else pretended to shovel out for 5 minutes.
Forum: Development Projects 01-23-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 179,229
Posted By bobthebuilder
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Observer (http://observer.com/2018/01/amazon-second-headquarters-shortlist-analysis/) has a pretty good write-up of the short-listed cities. Mostly stuff we already know, but a good concise rundown...
Forum: Development Projects 01-11-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 179,229
Posted By bobthebuilder
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

We have a thread for questions like that : What's Happening With Project X? (http://www.archboston.org/community/showthread.php?t=5089&page=41)
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-10-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,452
Posted By bobthebuilder
Re: Accelerated Bridge Repair (ends in 2016?)

Also the Fore River Bridge (http://www.massdotprojectsforeriverbridge.info/timeline_overview.html).

I understand why it was lumped in as part of the Accelerate Bridge program. I just find it...
Forum: Development Projects 11-14-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4,412
Views: 1,305,766
Posted By bobthebuilder
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

well, yea. I mean you can't put the facade up first.
Forum: Development Projects 11-09-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 25,088
Posted By bobthebuilder
Re: Winthrop Square Garage Being Demolished

Get out of here with that Sanctuary city BS. You know all you're doing is trolling with a comment like that. It has absolutely nothing to do with the topic at hand.
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 11-09-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,737
Posted By bobthebuilder
Re: Why can't we post Links to Videos?

I can see data's just fine, but just to be sure, watch the entirety of this video and let me know if there are any issues...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPY_EuvimH0
Forum: General 11-07-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,354
Posted By bobthebuilder
Re: Imploding Buildings

Also...

The Traveler's Building (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oXoKEfh9Ew)
Forum: Development Projects 10-19-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 179,229
Posted By bobthebuilder
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

If Suffolk downs is really the only area offered up in Boston's proposal, then that's a damn shame. It makes me think that Boston honed in on the 100 acre line and said, "welp, Suffolk downs fits the...
Forum: Development Projects 10-13-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 179,229
Posted By bobthebuilder
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Sounds like you're referencing the Moody's Analytics Rankings (https://www.economy.com/dismal/analysis/commentary/298321/Where-Amazons-Next-Headquarters-Should-Go/).


You can actually download...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 09-28-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 73,496
Posted By bobthebuilder
Forum: Development Projects 09-25-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 276,750
Posted By bobthebuilder
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

I believe he has until the end of the year to get this thing started.
Forum: Development Projects 09-23-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 179,229
Posted By bobthebuilder
Re: The New Office Thread

I HIGHLY doubt that whatever city gets picked will be building the new HQ, or paying for the renovations. Amazon will get a sweet deal on the land (if they build their own) or will get some good tax...
Forum: Development Projects 09-21-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 179,229
Posted By bobthebuilder
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

With $100k+ salaries, they're not going to have to suck it up. Also, when I said that these employees would be more urban-centric, I didn't mean strictly Boston/Cambridge/Somerville. I meant that...
Forum: Development Projects 09-21-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 179,229
Posted By bobthebuilder
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Is it ideal, no. But definitely doable. Stamford to NYC is about the same commute time, and I know plenty of people that do it.

That being said, the demographic that Amazon will (largely) be...
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