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Forum: Development Projects Today, 11:53 AM
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Posted By whighlander
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Boston is too general a term --things vary enormously over small distances

Consider Beacon Hill [and the other parts of the original Shawmut Peninsula]-- topped by the Glaciers and then by the...
Forum: Development Projects Today, 10:59 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 188,211
Posted By whighlander
Re: Bulfinch Crossing Residential Tower (GCG Phase I) | 50 Sudbury St | Gov't Center

Steller -- Not a leak -- a flow -- no obvious way to patch it

No -- you jumped on the wrong story -- this is the story of where does the effluent [waste] from a community the size of Waltham...
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 05:52 PM
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Views: 165,068
Posted By whighlander
Re: Volpe Transportation Center Development | Kendall Sq | Cambridge

DZH22 -- I don't think they [MIT plan on half assing or missing the opportunity

MIT is aware that its a once in .... opportunity and its right behind the campus with its newish focus on that side...
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 991
Posted By whighlander
Re: Suffolk U dorm (Ames Hotel)

I don't see that either can be expected to grow very much more -- they:

don't have much of an endowment
depend on a local not very expansive demographic


What is their "deal" for the...
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 04:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,440
Posted By whighlander
Re: Boston Bombing Memorial | Boylston St | Back Bay

Like the Logan 9-11 Memorial and its landscaping the Marathon Memorial needs at least 5 years for the Cherries to grow -- then we need to see them in April 2025 before we can judge the full effect
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 04:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,081
Posted By whighlander
Re: Redevelopment of Symphony Huntington Properties

The real question is the "Cohen Wing" now considered part of Symphony Hall -- but an awkward marriage at best

If I was the BSO my plan would borrow from the Gardner -- tear down the Cohen Wing --...
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 04:31 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 41,628
Posted By whighlander
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure Yesterday, 04:17 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 147,170
Posted By whighlander
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

Atlantaden -- in a tight traffic merging configuration you have to be careful as to what you introduce into the driver's view and which is not required for the driver's decision process.

I would...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure Yesterday, 04:04 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 147,170
Posted By whighlander
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

BigPicture -- Well said!
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 04:01 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 154,163
Posted By whighlander
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 09:39 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 154,163
Posted By whighlander
Re: Pier 4 Condo Building (Former Anthony's site) | Seaport

Not a bad suggestion -- would need some way to authenticate the markings so that subsequent photos could be compared and which would we weather resistant and compatible with the materials so as not...
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 09:18 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 188,211
Posted By whighlander
Re: Bulfinch Crossing Residential Tower (GCG Phase I) | 50 Sudbury St | Gov't Center

Kent -- Make sure that you get vaccinated for a myriad of diseases that the civilized world considered gone

LA [and SF] are bringing back diseases we only read about -- as raw human waste is now...
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 09:05 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 154,163
Posted By whighlander
Re: Pier 4 Condo Building (Former Anthony's site) | Seaport

Bonus for those of you who are so concerned:

Someone can put a temporary marker for the highest non-storm tide of the year on one of th steps and come back year after year -- someday you might...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure Yesterday, 08:59 AM
Replies: 847
Views: 147,170
Posted By whighlander
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

Atlantden -- The memorial is only 10 years old --landscapes with trees planted as saplings take many years to fully develop -- and then the landscape you are commenting on is a winter season view -- ...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure Yesterday, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 584,598
Posted By whighlander
Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

RandomW -- that's modern construction - rather than the Egyptian Pyramid model where people lived on the construction site for years -- On a modern construction project such as GLX there is a small...
Forum: Development Projects 08-19-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 272,073
Posted By whighlander
Re: The Alcott (née Garden Garage Towers) | 35 Lomasney Way | West End

Good points

The reason the Seaport has 'Normal City" turn around times is that with the exception of the FAA and some neighbors on the margins, there are minimal impediments which NIMBYS can throw...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-19-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 147,170
Posted By whighlander
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

Lass -- tho grove of trees is actually quite close to the Parking Structures in the Render

http://www.boston-bos.com/images/terminal_maps/wag_bos_map.gif...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-19-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 847
Views: 147,170
Posted By whighlander
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

Try this scene Term E a couple of years from now


https://www.massport.com/media/3291/image.png?width=500&height=261.3636363636364

Sure its not SIN ...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-19-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 847
Views: 147,170
Posted By whighlander
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

Jass -- No its called accommodating the demand for access to a growing an airport in a tightly constrained footprint

Build it on the plains in front the front range of the Rockies [DEN] or in the...
Forum: Development Projects 08-19-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 32,165
Posted By whighlander
Re: 1000 Boylston Street | MassDOT Parcel 15 | Back Bay

One major issue connected to finances and "Risky Projects"

The winners in the next phase of local if not global real estate development and especially those projects with enhanced "Risk" such as...
Forum: Development Projects 08-18-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 32,165
Posted By whighlander
Re: 1000 Boylston Street | MassDOT Parcel 15 | Back Bay

2 Words

Global Slowdown

US may be the only major economy to grow for the next 24 to 36 months -- Germany is already on the threshold of a recession [- quarter on the books already]

Outside...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-18-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 147,170
Posted By whighlander
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

Time to call this Thread

Logan Forward

as over the next 5 to 10 years hundreds of Millions of $ will be spent each year
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-18-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 147,170
Posted By whighlander
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

This is the master URL for the full panoply of projects:
https://www.massport.com/logan-forward/


{*] Ground Transportation
Moving more passengers with fewer vehicles.
Adding centralized App...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-17-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4,217
Views: 833,302
Posted By whighlander
Re: Logan Flight Additions

By the way -- Delta has officially dubbed Logan as one of its Transatlantic Coastal Hubs along with JFK
https://news.delta.com/delta-virgin-atlantic-boost-summer-flying-between-us-and-uk-2020
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-17-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4,217
Views: 833,302
Posted By whighlander
Re: Logan Flight Additions

I'd trade a SW flight to anywhere for a Delta to Edinburgh or Manchester any time and anyway -- Nothing against Kansas City where I understand that "Everything is up-to-date in Kansas City" [at lest...
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