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Forum: Development Projects 06-03-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4,050
Views: 1,072,886
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Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

They dramatically reduced their event schedule this summer. I know because the MBTA is focused on installing an underground transmission line down Causeway Street and finishing before the event...
Forum: Development Projects 05-03-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,561
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Martin's Park | Children's Wharf | Fort Point

I had heard there would be a garage for parking for a couple employees (presumably executives).

Edit: From Google Streetview...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-22-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 14,720
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Charlie Card/MBTA Fare Replacement system

The contractors that will be installing all Cubic's equipment.
Forum: Development Projects 04-22-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2,186
Views: 444,862
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

As I recall there were three roadway improvement contracts:
Sullivan Square (DW White for around $10M)
Alford Street and the trucking areas behind Mystic Station (SPS around $15M)
A third...
Forum: Development Projects 04-16-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 145,859
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Pier 4 Condo Building (Former Anthony's site) | Seaport

Perhaps they didn't want to do something fun and memorable. After all, if they did that, the public might actually utilize the park. Adding to maintenance costs and reducing the residents' privacy....
Forum: Development Projects 04-02-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4,790
Views: 1,054,077
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Sounds like they're basically recreating the lobby at Atlantic Wharf. A nice space but hardly a place that welcomes in the public.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-11-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 14,720
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Charlie Card/MBTA Fare Replacement system

Thanks for the info HelloBostonHi. Any idea what's going on with the procurement delays? I understand RFPs were supposed to go out to the short-listed bidders months ago.
Forum: Development Projects 02-11-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4,790
Views: 1,054,077
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

^My lord that render shows a terrible plan. They would have effectively privatized most of the new open space by confining it to private courtyards.
Forum: Development Projects 01-30-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 54,069
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Crossroads at Kenmore | 560 Commonwealth Ave | Kenmore Square

I don't understand why we should expect this traffic pattern to succeed where Sullivan Square fails. It's basically the same design, right? And in Sullivan Square there are far fewer pedestrians to...
Forum: Development Projects 01-24-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 30,775
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

Strange list. They list Jim Beam, but it was bought by a conglomerate a long time ago. Then they list a soap retailer but don't list Union Oyster House.
Forum: Development Projects 01-04-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 31,300
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Clippership Wharf | East Boston

Are they at least improving the Harborwalk with all these developments on the water in Eastie?
Forum: Development Projects 12-19-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 159,482
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Echelon Seaport | 133-135 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

I'm kind of amazed they did this project in a single phase. Good for them.
Forum: Development Projects 10-04-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 78,099
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Charlestown

To be fair, that building is across the street...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 09-05-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 102,924
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Longfellow Bridge update

What's the building going on the corner of Cambridge and Charles (i.e., the last picture)?
Forum: Development Projects 08-20-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,978
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Innovation Square (iSQ) | 6 Tide St. | Seaport

Has anyone ever seen TheRifleman and Donald Trump in the same room? Just saying....
Forum: Development Projects 07-10-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,237
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: The Ropewalk | 5th Street | Charlestown Navy Yard

The odd dimensions and the historical requirements made this a tough building to redevelop. I think I even remember reading that they had to keep the RR tracks in the new floors of the residential...
Forum: Development Projects 06-14-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 34,002
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Six West Broadway Hotel |South Boston

Did you really just blame Value Engineering on Socialism? These were VE'd to maximize profit (capitalism) not redistribute wealth.
I don't know why I took the bait....
Forum: Development Projects 06-11-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,577
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: 150 Kneeland Street | Chinatown

Could be demo. It's pretty easy to get a demo permit.
Forum: Development Projects 06-11-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 163,828
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: The Boulevard (née The Times/Littlest Bar) | 110 Broad St | Downtown

This turned out much better than I expected. I wish they continued the orange facade around to the back of the building. The precast brick panels look cheap.
Forum: Development Projects 06-11-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 78,587
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Pier 4 Office Building | 140 Northern Ave | Seaport

Can they leave those berms there with no fall protection?
Thanks for all the pics BeeLine!
Forum: Development Projects 05-25-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 56,251
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Omni Hotel @ BCEC | Summer St | Seaport

Does anyone know if this will cover the highway ramps coming of D Street, or will it stop short of the ramps?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-18-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 55,117
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: North Washington St Bridge

Tangent, I'm all for accelerated construction (up the street the Callahan Tunnel was demolished and rebuilt in 70 days of 24/7 work!). But I'm wondering if that wasn't an option here given the...
Forum: Development Projects 05-18-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 196,108
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Whiskey Priest/Atlantic Beer Garden Redevelopment | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

CLF has lost its way. They started opposing the Northern Pass transmission project when they reached a $280M deal with a competing VT project. Now we'll get no renewable power from Canada.....
Forum: Development Projects 05-15-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2,186
Views: 444,862
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Depends on how they legalize sports gambling (if at all in Mass). If they legalize it but only in casinos - very good for Wynn. If they legalize more broadly (say by allowing anyone with a Keno...
Forum: Development Projects 04-24-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4,387
Views: 1,300,834
Posted By AmericanFolkLegend
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

If you want to slap a progressive tax on uber wealthy than call it that. Don't invent some fake negative externality associated with vacant luxury units. Those units are already subsidizing...
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