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Forum: Development Projects Today, 04:01 PM
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Posted By odurandina
Re: The St Regis Residences (former Whiskey Priest site) | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

Some 90,000 civilian slaves and more than 12,000 Allied prisoners died building the Burma Rail Lines. Future generations will look at this small building and ask what the fuss was all about.... to...
Forum: Development Projects Today, 11:59 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 109,852
Posted By odurandina
Re: 40 Trinity Place | 426 Stuart Street | Back Bay

i ponder the likelihood that a Raffles will even exist in Boston in the next 10 years.
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements Yesterday, 08:24 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,482
Posted By odurandina
Re: archBOSTON Update: A New Dawn

Yes, yes, yes & yes. Perfection can sometimes be the enemy of the good.
DD's points make sense and this forward course is worthwhile.
The new owner deserves some latitude, imo.
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning Yesterday, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By odurandina
Re: Skyscraper thread

Nice to see such a hotbed of architecture.
Accordia would have been our 181 Freemont.
Alluding to your positivity from the other evening,
181 Freemont is almost the perfect shaped tower for you...
Forum: Development Projects 06-14-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,709
Posted By odurandina
Re: MXD II | 325 Main St. | Kendall Square

Always the optimist--i'm surprised by your dislike.

This looks very good, imo.
i think the more all glass stuff that goes up can be used by nimby's to denounce development.
Forum: Development Projects 06-14-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,709
Posted By odurandina
Re: MXD II | 325 Main St. | Kendall Square

^^The original proposal was 33 stories and 395'. Tough to be sure from that render.
Looks like the same number of floors, or maybe 1 or 2 more?
Forum: Development Projects 06-14-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 274,946
Posted By odurandina
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

^^Even more egregious, they print money at the Sheraton.
Sheraton Boston is in a race to the bottom with Hilton (Turtle Bay, North Shore of Oahu)....
Been ripping off 3 generation of surfers with...
Forum: Development Projects 06-14-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 23,958
Posted By odurandina
Re: Parcel 12 | Massachusetts Avenue at Boylston Street | Back Bay

God, that update is terrible. The green was epic.
Nimby Tom Menino would have been all over this.
i'm wondering if Boston has the best BCDC it can have.
659' to 496' at Hub on Causeway LOSE...
Forum: Development Projects 06-13-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 274,946
Posted By odurandina
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

^^When it got approved two and a half years ago, they said "it's close" but they thought the numbers would allow them to build it. Someone suggested rising construction costs increased risk, and the...
Forum: Development Projects 06-13-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 30,769
Posted By odurandina
Re: State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

^^It's possible the planners might try--but the nimby's might burn the place down. 42 months ago, i was talking about the end of proposals > ~390' in Boston. That day is here. We haven't seen...
Forum: Development Projects 06-13-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 30,769
Posted By odurandina
Re: State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

^^This exactly: it's a no They'd have to replace it with something incredibly tall to pay the way. It won't get very tall before being stopped by the Shadow Law.

And so it goes with Boston: You...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 06-13-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,482
Posted By odurandina
Re: archBOSTON Update: A New Dawn

i'd like to add that the current site software is fine.
Why change what already works nearly perfectly?
Upgrade the thumbs up, cheers, emojis. They're kinda low-quality.
Like buttons are over...
Forum: Development Projects 06-13-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 230,092
Posted By odurandina
Forum: Development Projects 06-13-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 30,769
Posted By odurandina
Re: State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

i'm also quite unclear. Are they sectioning the ellipse out of the Garage or not?



Intuitively, i figured they can't allow too much of the roughly 25% of the ~560' tower to sit on top of the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-13-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6,135
Views: 891,038
Posted By odurandina
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 06-13-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,482
Posted By odurandina
Re: archBOSTON Update: A New Dawn

to width of no less than 1600 or 2000 pixels would be cool.
Forum: Development Projects 06-12-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 230,092
Posted By odurandina
Re: Marriott Moxy Hotel | 240 Tremont Street (Parcel P-7A) | Theater District

click on 'edit'
select 'delete' button
then click on 'delete' bar
gone.
Forum: Development Projects 06-12-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 38,962
Posted By odurandina
Re: The Huntington | 252, 258, and 264 Huntington Avenue

Similar to the Seaport, space saving methods can make the dollars work anywhere; The Huntington--or the Harbor Garage (for inclusion of hotel space), SST, Garden Garage, 40 Trinity, Hook Lobster,...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-12-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 40,657
Posted By odurandina
Re: Amtrak / Regional Rail Discussion Thread

NYC-Berkshires....

https://boston.curbed.com/2019/6/12/18656927/new-york-city-to-berkshires-amtrak-pittsfield
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 06-11-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,482
Posted By odurandina
Re: archBOSTON Update: A New Dawn

100% agree. This list is great.
Sorry Van, for neglecting to include you in my long post.
Beton is also a great submission to the short list for mods.:D
Forum: Development Projects 06-11-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,113
Posted By odurandina
Re: Office Tower | 125 Lincoln St | Leather District

This City is very confused about its zoning--especially in the context of long term planning where ancient neighborhoods abut its somewhat congested core. This lot is 400' from Dewey Square's 600'...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 06-11-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,482
Posted By odurandina
Re: archBOSTON Update: A New Dawn

True, they lean a bit Yimby. :wink: i should have clarified i was including them in my 'who i'd personally nominate' (subjective) grouping as contributors who provide much content--but for certain...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 06-10-2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,482
Posted By odurandina
Re: archBOSTON Update: A New Dawn

Selecting mods.... There are a number of contributors with a large body of informed content--but that's not always grounds for being a mod. If it were a popularity contest, Brad and Rover would have...
Forum: Development Projects 06-10-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,113
Posted By odurandina
Re: Office Tower | 125 Lincoln St | Leather District

The irony; after the Harbor Garage, i can't see single parcel in the city including the Midtown Hotel, Lord & Taylor etc, where we'll see anything taller than this (370') proposed for the next few...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-10-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6,135
Views: 891,038
Posted By odurandina
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