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Forum: Development Projects 06-15-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4,790
Views: 1,055,371
Posted By nico
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

The posts in the Back Bay float. When the buildings were designed, the total weight was calculated. Then they sunk a post and added weights until the post sat at the correct level. The calculated...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-28-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1,472
Views: 270,000
Posted By nico
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

Believe I saw a set of new cars pulling out of the garage while riding through Wellington tonight. Looked like a service engine was towing it out of the shed in reverse; its bright lights were...
Forum: Development Projects 11-09-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1,227
Views: 348,691
Posted By nico
Re: Pierce Boston (née The Point )| Boylston St/Brookline Av | Fenway

How about a wide, well lit path in-line w/ the street, for bikes & pedestrians? (emergency vehicles if necessary.)
Forum: Development Projects 11-03-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4,390
Views: 1,302,434
Posted By nico
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

Cranes clearly visible from Stoneham/Medford border on 93S
Forum: Development Projects 09-01-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2,243
Views: 569,501
Posted By nico
Re: Copley Place Expansion and Tower | Back Bay

Isn't the solution more rapid transit to lower priced satellite cities?
Forum: Development Projects 06-25-2017, 05:30 AM
Replies: 1,227
Views: 348,691
Posted By nico
Forum: Development Projects 12-05-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4,058
Views: 1,076,296
Posted By nico
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

My three best Garden experiences:

3) Last B's v. Canadiens regular season game in the Garden. Bruins win in a blowout - Habs had to pull Roy - loudest place I've ever been. Ru -ahh, Ru-ahh!...
Forum: Development Projects 11-13-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 136,223
Posted By nico
Re: Somerville Developments

Should these be weighted for cost of living?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 09-13-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1,249
Views: 231,033
Posted By nico
Re: Silver Line to Chelsea

Update from Tom Ambrosino and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation:

Information on Washington Avenue Bridge

Silver Line Gateway Service to Chelsea, East Boston & the Blue Line
...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-09-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,906
Posted By nico
Re: Traffic Disaster Looming in BOSTON

Per the globe in 2015, (https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/2015/09/17/zocommute/6oAfphVXJRcUJYM4RAFTWK/story.html) 787,000 people were commuting into Boston and immediately surrounding areas...
Forum: Development Projects 06-08-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 120,294
Posted By nico
Re: Parcel 9 - The Greenway

How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read... if they can't even fit inside the building?
Forum: Development Projects 05-27-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 30,832
Posted By nico
Re: Flower Exchange Redevelopment

My 7 years of experience tell me differently. The walk from TUFTS to Newton Street takes on average, no longer than waiting for the Silver Line. Some days its faster to walk, others you end up...
Forum: Development Projects 05-26-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 241,258
Posted By nico
Re: South End Construction

5-10K is a ton of new people in this area. Is this "campus" including the existing BU/BMC and other life & bio-science employers in the area?

This is just down the street (<1/4 mile south) of all...
Forum: Development Projects 03-23-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 88,320
Posted By nico
Re: Chelsea

It would be a dream for the oil tanks nestled between the Chelsea Waterfront and Admiral's Hill to go. This is an otherwise idyllic urban enclave.

As for transit, the lower end of Broadway would...
Forum: Development Projects 03-17-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 125,457
Posted By nico
Re: Future Skyline

Are we counting the Hub's spire but not the Pru's antenna for height?
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 02-22-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 31,976
Posted By nico
Re: Why Boston rents are so high.

What % of the market do we think micro units account for?

The idea of developers making significantly more money w/ micro units is interesting. In suburban development, I've always understood the...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 02-22-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 31,976
Posted By nico
Re: Why Boston rents are so high.

I liked the article, but I am wondering if the real impact to the end user would be far more unpredictable if much of Boston were re-zoned. Not knowing for sure how high you can ultimately build is...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 02-21-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,548
Posted By nico
Re: What building would you nominate for replacement

Always thought the Hyatt could use to go much taller.

For my selection; the mid-rise office building at the corner of State St. and Atlantic Ave.
It's always in the shot with the Custom House,...
Forum: Development Projects 02-19-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3,137
Views: 804,452
Posted By nico
Re: Seaport Square (Formerly McCourt Seaport Parcels)

Sorry, but with so much going on down here I'm having a hard time figuring out where this is going. Is this Skanska project happening?
...
Forum: Development Projects 02-10-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 88,320
Posted By nico
Re: Chelsea

^Is there really no push to preserve the main building?
Forum: Development Projects 01-28-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3,536
Views: 775,715
Posted By nico
Re: Aquarium Parking Garage Redevelopment | Waterfront | Downtown

[QUOTE=stellarfun;252703]The matter of the HT parking spaces in the garage has been periodically discussed on this thread almost from the beginning, i.e., from last decade into this, and, IMO, there...
Forum: Development Projects 01-28-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,851
Views: 398,158
Posted By nico
Re: BU Development Thread

Myles Standish Major Construction:

http://www.bu.edu/today/2016/myles-standish-to-get-major-reconstruction/
Forum: Development Projects 01-22-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1,851
Views: 398,158
Posted By nico
Re: BU Development Thread

From BU Today...yesterday

http://www.bu.edu/today/2016/bu-may-sell-kenmore-square-properties/
Forum: Development Projects 01-20-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,851
Views: 398,158
Posted By nico
Re: BU Development Thread

$50M reno for BU's CFA

http://www.bu.edu/today/2016/university-commits-50-million-for-cfa/
Forum: Development Projects 01-05-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 149,739
Posted By nico
Re: Back Bay Garage Tower | Dartmouth and Stuart | Back Bay

citylover, I assume your map shows low rise structures prime for redevelopment like the PF Chang's location between the CSC reflecting pool and the Pru? I noticed the size of the two story building's...
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