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Forum: Development Projects 10-07-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,614
Posted By Arborway
Re: Innovation Square (iSQ) | 6 Tide St. | Seaport

Placeholder Building circa 2002
Forum: Development Projects 10-07-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 116,173
Posted By Arborway
Re: Echelon Seaport | 133-135 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

It makes me irrationally happy to see this kind of texture / depth in a façade. Two decades of flat curtainwalls with flat glass windows has nearly bored me to death.

What's more, there's no...
Forum: Development Projects 10-04-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 131,733
Posted By Arborway
Re: The St Regis Residences (former Whiskey Priest site) | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport


I'll never understand how garbage-looking, flat Alucobond ever became acceptable in high-end construction.

The Jaguar dealership proposal really underscored how insane it is to wrap a...
Forum: Development Projects 10-01-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 18,136
Posted By Arborway
Forum: Development Projects 09-15-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 104,112
Posted By Arborway
Re: Pier 4 Condo Building (Former Anthony's site) | Seaport

Balconies used to be poured as part of concrete floor slabs. You see this in a lot of '70s buildings.

This turned out to be bad news.

When a prefab concrete balcony exposed to the elements for...
Forum: Development Projects 08-27-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 73,854
Posted By Arborway
Re: SBWTC /South Boston Waterfront Transportation Center | Seaport

That façade is so painfully half-assed. It looks incoherent and unfinished.
Forum: Development Projects 08-20-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,139
Posted By Arborway
Re: MassMutual | 10 Fan Pier Blvd | Fan Pier Parcel E | Seaport

Imagine this, but cheaper (It's Boston after all).
Forum: Development Projects 08-18-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,614
Posted By Arborway
Re: Innovation Square (iSQ) | 6 Tide St. | Seaport

When does the innovation get installed?
Forum: Development Projects 08-16-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 131,849
Posted By Arborway
Re: The Boulevard (née The Times/Littlest Bar) | 110 Broad St | Downtown

lmao, I thought that was temp bracing for the facade.
Forum: Development Projects 08-02-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 17,726
Posted By Arborway
Re: Parcel JK | NorthPoint | Cambridge

Enough with the colossal order windows already. We've squeezed everything we could out of that trend.
Forum: Development Projects 07-15-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 23,616
Posted By Arborway
Re: Six West Broadway Hotel |South Boston

Personally, I find a reason to celebrate a "boring" building with symmetry, cohesion and texture after countless designs that tried very hard to insert randomness, while drawing from the same...
Forum: Development Projects 07-15-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 26,894
Posted By Arborway
Re: 14 West Broadway | South Boston

I respect the fact that we both have differing, subjective opinions on this.

For me, the problems with Alucobond are:

Approach - Using composite metal paneling with depth (10 Farnsworth St.)...
Forum: Development Projects 07-15-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 23,616
Posted By Arborway
Re: Six West Broadway Hotel |South Boston

Sorry folks, I totally dig this. It's clean, symmetrical and doesn't fall victim to the compulsion to add random protrusions or dissonant materials.
Forum: Development Projects 07-15-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,352
Views: 293,928
Posted By Arborway
Re: South Boston Infill and Small Projects

Another candidate for the Why Can't The Whole Building Be Like That? awards.
Forum: Development Projects 06-26-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,937
Posted By Arborway
Re: 150 Kneeland Street | Chinatown

Oh hell yes. This is wonderful to read.

tl;dr: "We're not using asymmetrical, colossal order windows wrapped in flat, silver or grey Alucobond."
Forum: Development Projects 06-23-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,435
Posted By Arborway
Re: Emerson College - Little Building Addition + Renovation | 80 Boylston St | Downto

Yeah, I'm still trying to figure out when Emerson knew the building was a lost cause.

They put a lot of money into it fairly recently. Within the last decade they built an entire structure within...
Forum: General 06-16-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,356
Posted By Arborway
Re: The Huntington | 252, 258, and 264 Huntington Avenue

Ideological differences aside, this word salad is not doing you any favors. Please tell me you posted it ironically.
Forum: Development Projects 06-09-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,662
Posted By Arborway
Re: Stillings Garage Expansion | 22 Boston Wharf Rd | Fort Point

That's just bad architecture.

The sooner we can cycle-out of this seemingly-endless style, the better.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-08-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5,401
Views: 694,425
Posted By Arborway
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Thank you for clarifying!
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-08-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5,401
Views: 694,425
Posted By Arborway
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

I suspect (and hope) the cost and logistics of upgrading 27 B and C line surface stations will force some hard choices on stop consolidation.
Forum: Development Projects 05-07-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 199,038
Posted By Arborway
Re: One Greenway (Parcel 24) | 0 Kneeland Street | Chinatown

I like how having a place to live near centers of employment has turned into a game of chance.
Forum: Development Projects 05-02-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1,653
Views: 388,977
Posted By Arborway
Re: South Station Tower

PoMo was the worst. It was all about making terrible decisions and defending them with the idea that it was just "irony" at work.
Forum: Development Projects 05-02-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,041
Posted By Arborway
Forum: Development Projects 05-01-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,026
Posted By Arborway
Re: Marine Wharf (Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites) | 660 Summer St | Seaport

I absolutely love the massing, but the materials look uh...not so hot.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-28-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 185,855
Posted By Arborway
Re: Silver Line to Chelsea

The state of the Silver Line tunnel is just plain embarrassing:
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