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Forum: Development Projects 11-13-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,304
Posted By Downburst
Re: Goddard House | 201 S. Huntington | Jamacia Plain

I'd argue it's very much a chicken-and-egg situation along that stretch. One on hand, the area could stand to be activated with some ground floor retail. On the other, my experience as a nearby...
Forum: Development Projects 11-13-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,304
Posted By Downburst
Re: Goddard House | 201 S. Huntington | Jamacia Plain

I live within sight of this project and see it basically every day. Though it is a Samuels project, and I normally have good expectations for their work, I'm not pleased with how this is turning out....
Forum: Development Projects 11-12-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 987
Views: 251,827
Posted By Downburst
Re: MassDOT Pike Parcels 12 - 15 | Boylston St. and Mass. Ave | Back Bay

Parcel 12 marches forward: https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2018/11/12/plans-for-two-towers-above-mass-pike-move-forward/WFXhSSkxGlfg7c1cuXPLSI/story.html
Forum: Development Projects 11-08-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,776
Posted By Downburst
Re: Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

I'm actually pretty hopeful about this project. This looks nice.
Forum: Development Projects 11-05-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,507
Posted By Downburst
Re: Scape Student Housing | 1252-1268 Boylston Street | Fenway

It would be nice to keep the facade of the current building. And Machine will need a new home.
Forum: Development Projects 10-31-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1,629
Views: 348,739
Posted By Downburst
Re: Allston-Brighton Developments

This is a much more measured take on what I was getting at in my initial post. I'm not saying the project should be bereft of parking, but it's obvious to me that there's going to be too much here. ...
Forum: Development Projects 10-30-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1,629
Views: 348,739
Posted By Downburst
Re: Allston-Brighton Developments

This is literally 500 or fewer feet from a Green Line station. Does this project really need 323 parking spaces for 270 units, even with the supermarket?
Forum: Development Projects 10-12-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 112,377
Posted By Downburst
Re: Somerville Developments

It certainly took them long enough. They've been working on that site since the start of the year, if I remember correctly.

God, I miss Johnny D's.
Forum: Development Projects 10-02-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 39,640
Posted By Downburst
Re: Suffolk Downs Redevelopment

DPIR posted on BPDA site (BIG FILE!): http://www.bostonplans.org/getattachment/11089669-d1f5-458a-9e50-9da28b620344

A few changes:

Some of the larger superblocks have been split up through...
Forum: Development Projects 09-20-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,812
Posted By Downburst
Re: MXD II | 325 Main St. | Kendall Square

Utini!

That said, I'm actually fond of the massing here. It's bulky, but I feel like it could wear it well.
Forum: Development Projects 09-07-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,468
Posted By Downburst
Re: 60 Kilmarnock St | Fenway

Yeah, I think these will turn out quite nicely. That said, at least one additional retail space feels like a must.
Forum: Development Projects 08-20-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 156,032
Posted By Downburst
Re: The Harlo (née Skanska Fenway Project (Burger King))| 1350 Boylston Street | Fenw

It's important/interesting to note that it's not a mural in the literal sense- it's a silk-screened piece of fabric attached to the party wall, and not painted. I'm sure it'll be replaced and renewed...
Forum: Development Projects 07-26-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,972
Posted By Downburst
Re: Emerson College - Little Building Addition + Renovation | 80 Boylston St | Downto

It's really been incredible to watch this reno/rebuild process. You have 100 years of advances in steel construction, side-by-side, and it's fascinating!

Feeling hopeful about the new facade that...
Forum: Development Projects 07-24-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3,421
Views: 813,877
Posted By Downburst
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Seriously. The (very positive, IMO) impact of the podium on Causeway Street is hard to overstate.
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 07-13-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,800
Posted By Downburst
Re: San Francisco high-rise sinking, tilting

I wonder how often collapses like this happen in Mexico City, given its rather precarious location in an old lakebed. The whole municipality is rife with subsidence.

Perhaps this is just getting...
Forum: Development Projects 07-12-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,192
Posted By Downburst
Re: Residential Tower | 26 Court St. | Government Center

I actually doubt that it'd be able to. The site's located due northeast of the Common and I think shadows would only barely fall in that direction on mornings around the summer solstice, if ever.
Forum: Development Projects 07-12-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3,929
Views: 1,096,202
Posted By Downburst
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

Thanks for the shots, as always, Beeline- especially those "detail" ones up at top. The protruding rebar would suggest at least one more floor/set of perimeter columns needs to be poured, no?
Forum: Development Projects 06-29-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 212,216
Posted By Downburst
Re: Longfellow Place (née Garden Garage Towers) | 35 Lomasney Way | West End

You can use the city's assessing map to figure this stuff out pretty quickly: http://app01.cityofboston.gov/ParcelViewer/
Forum: Development Projects 06-10-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,507
Posted By Downburst
Re: 150 Kneeland Street | Chinatown

Can't be- the developer hasn't gotten approval from the city (and has only filed an LOI)
Forum: General 06-10-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4,605
Views: 549,112
Posted By Downburst
Re: Open Thread

^I'm headed to Montreal for the first time come September. Any restaurant/off-the-beaten-path recommendations?
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 06-07-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 62,275
Posted By Downburst
Re: City Hall Plaza

BB, do you write professionally? That was both wonderfully stated and quite informative.
Forum: Development Projects 05-28-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3,929
Views: 1,096,202
Posted By Downburst
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

I'm like 95% sure they floated over from Boston Calling.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 05-08-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 15,949
Posted By Downburst
Re: General Boston Discussion.

The BPDA has released a digital 3D model of the city: http://www.bostonplans.org/3d-data-maps/3d-smart-model

Globe Article:...
Forum: Development Projects 05-07-2018, 01:02 AM
Replies: 3,929
Views: 1,096,202
Posted By Downburst
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

Big fan of this angle. Saturday.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/830/41943565711_ff7d76c9e1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26UpJN4)
Forum: Development Projects 05-03-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3,929
Views: 1,096,202
Posted By Downburst
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

I keep forgetting to mention this, but the granite facade is finally being installed around the base. I pass by on the bus and can't get a good picture.
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