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Forum: Development Projects 04-10-2019, 04:41 PM
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Posted By DowntownDave
Re: Quaker Lane + Congress Square | Downtown

All of the top floors are now open. The topmost floor is a cafeteria:

https://i.imgur.com/i1RriWr.jpg

Plenty of outdoor seating (too cold I suppose for it to be open now)
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Forum: Development Projects 04-06-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,140
Posted By DowntownDave
Re: Office Tower | 125 Lincoln St | Leather District

Here is an interesting picture of the garage when brand new:

https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/construction-on-both-sides-of-central-artery-tunnel-which-symbolized-picture-id697704294

In...
Forum: Development Projects 04-06-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,140
Posted By DowntownDave
Re: Office Tower | 125 Lincoln St | Leather District

The United States hotel was once on that site -- it was torn down in the 30's; not sure what replaced it:...
Forum: Development Projects 04-04-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 23,215
Posted By DowntownDave
Re: 1000 Boylston Street | MassDOT Parcel 15 | Back Bay

Here's a cell phone grab of the same scene yesterday from inside the Hynes. How different this view will be!

https://i.imgur.com/eNENa33.jpg
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 02-26-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,210
Posted By DowntownDave
Re: Photo of the Day, Boston Style: Part XII (2019)

Boston Legal casts a dark shadow across the land....

https://i.imgur.com/GacAqUh.jpg
Forum: Development Projects 02-26-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 119,314
Posted By DowntownDave
Forum: Development Projects 02-26-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4,058
Views: 1,076,299
Posted By DowntownDave
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

https://i.imgur.com/xno9VhH.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/JDyPi0J.jpg
Forum: Development Projects 02-12-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6,408
Views: 1,200,046
Posted By DowntownDave
Re: Rose Kennedy Greenway

My Cunning Plan here make such a structure atop the ramp parcel by the Dock Square garage and install the Holocaust memorial on it, with a museum or such facing the streets. With the monument...
Forum: Development Projects 02-11-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4,790
Views: 1,055,371
Posted By DowntownDave
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

This, I imagine?

https://i.imgur.com/KiCUL0t.jpg

From Inventing the Charles River, pg. 340. The book talks about this idea (all buildings) being mentioned and discussed in the Globe amongst...
Forum: Development Projects 01-24-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4,572
Views: 869,867
Posted By DowntownDave
Re: The New Retail Thread

No. someone assembled the apartment building and the houses you see into one parcel and razed them all for a parking lot in the late 50s. You can see that the apartment building is very narrow,...
Forum: Development Projects 01-24-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4,572
Views: 869,867
Posted By DowntownDave
Re: The New Retail Thread

FWIW this is what used to be on the site before it became a parking lot in the 50s:

https://backbayhouses.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/dart-278-284-ca-1895-histne.jpg
Forum: Development Projects 01-16-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 718
Views: 189,696
Posted By DowntownDave
Re: Quaker Lane + Congress Square | Downtown

Few people in my company go to the office every day -- I used to go 1-2 times a month. My wife went 1-2 times a year when she worked there. Thus it is mostly about hoteling. There are some...
Forum: Development Projects 01-16-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 718
Views: 189,696
Posted By DowntownDave
Re: Quaker Lane + Congress Square | Downtown

It is exposed ceiling throughout, both on the "old" floors and on "hat" floors. FWIW I wasn't wearing a sweater and I ended up putting my winter coat on inside. I did not make the connection to the...
Forum: Development Projects 01-15-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 718
Views: 189,696
Posted By DowntownDave
Re: Quaker Lane + Congress Square | Downtown

My office opened on Monday. The topmost floors won't be ready until March, but I thought you might like some of the views from inside from the 12th floor and below:
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Forum: Development Projects 12-11-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4,572
Views: 869,867
Posted By DowntownDave
Re: The New Retail Thread

My wife does exactly the same thing. ;)
Forum: Development Projects 11-28-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 189,696
Posted By DowntownDave
Re: Quaker Lane + Congress Square | Downtown

I've been told my company's move in date to this building is January 14th. Not all the floors will be fully ready until March, but it will be opening soon!
Forum: Development Projects 11-13-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 160,396
Posted By DowntownDave
Re: Echelon Seaport | 133-135 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

Yesterday was the first time I've had a chance to walk down this way. I have to say that this development looks like it will be quite a positive addition to the area.

Creating a streetwall:
...
Forum: Development Projects 11-01-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4,058
Views: 1,076,299
Posted By DowntownDave
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Sort of a limited opening:
https://i.imgur.com/0L0f2am.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/1ZKyogN.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/B0xchac.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/HLMae0X.jpg
Forum: Development Projects 10-22-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4,058
Views: 1,076,299
Posted By DowntownDave
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Somehow I can't get enough of this view:

https://i.imgur.com/zui9LNR.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/mb8IPo5.jpg

Even the coast guard appreciate it:

https://i.imgur.com/rCTI8sV.jpg
Forum: Development Projects 10-09-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4,058
Views: 1,076,299
Posted By DowntownDave
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Everything is known on "the internet"! :)



You know, I am 21st centuryized enough to think that those were TVs showing ads in between boarding info. I guess that black cube in the background...
Forum: Development Projects 10-09-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4,058
Views: 1,076,299
Posted By DowntownDave
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

I dimly recall taking the train to Rockport with my grandmother as a small boy and thinking even then that North Station was a dump. I suppose the waiting area might have been wider than today...
Forum: Development Projects 10-09-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4,058
Views: 1,076,299
Posted By DowntownDave
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

There are some on NE Rail (http://photos.nerail.org/search/searchresults.modperl?SEARCHTYPE=SIMPLE&PAGE=1&BOOL=ALL&SEARCHSTRING=north+station) or wikipedia....
Forum: Development Projects 09-23-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 72,155
Posted By DowntownDave
Re: Official City Hall Plaza Proposals

Esposizione Universale Roma (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EUR,_Rome)
Forum: Development Projects 09-22-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4,058
Views: 1,076,299
Posted By DowntownDave
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

It wasn't that long ago this area looked like this:

https://i.imgur.com/85CSl9p.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/kAeMX0x.jpg

Some Mad Max cars wouldn't have been out of place. I get the concerns...
Forum: Development Projects 09-21-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 162,790
Posted By DowntownDave
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