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Forum: Development Projects Today, 12:10 PM
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Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Six West Broadway Hotel |South Boston

Indeed (http://www.archboston.org/community/showpost.php?p=326186&postcount=66). And it's turned out better than my initial assessment.



After seeing it in person a couple of times, I've come...
Forum: Development Projects 11-16-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,840
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Massport Parcel A2 | Seaport

I dig this, but I'd also like to see a few more angles. The form reminds me a bit of Oscar Niemeyer; the high-tech elements are very Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.
Forum: Development Projects 11-15-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 36,463
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Kenmore Square North

If there's scorn to be heaped upon this shit-pile, let it be in the name of John Silber and the BU leadership two decades ago. The University purchased 541 Commonwealth, subsequently allowed it to...
Forum: General 11-12-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: RIP Stan Lee

Super-weak.
Forum: Development Projects 11-09-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,802
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

^^ Indeed. Nothing says durability and quality like the 21st Century analog to balloon framing. Why we continue to build this way...
Forum: Development Projects 11-09-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,145
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Amazon HQ2 selected - and not Boston

^^

https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2017-11/20/16/asset/buzzfeed-prod-fastlane-03/anigif_sub-buzz-7818-1511211777-11.gif
Forum: Development Projects 11-09-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,145
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Amazon HQ2 selected - and not Boston

Please tell me this is a Bret Easton Ellis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Psycho) joke...
Forum: Development Projects 11-09-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3,432
Views: 815,305
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

As I may have stated earlier, this tower will never look more interesting than it does now.



It's always bothered me that this tower...
Forum: Development Projects 11-08-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 21,599
Posted By Beton Brut
Forum: Development Projects 11-08-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 114,648
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: East Boston Developments

This iteration is better than what was shown last year. I hope they get the materials right - "METAL SIDING OR FIBER CEMENT" (Frankfort Building, Page 27) should specify zinc or copper cladding. I...
Forum: Development Projects 11-06-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 21,599
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: One Post Office Square Makeover and Expansion

I stand by my initial reaction (http://www.archboston.org/community/showpost.php?p=304593&postcount=69).
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-05-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5,452
Views: 722,061
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

http://www.mbtaexcuses.com/
Forum: Development Projects 11-04-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2,443
Views: 514,386
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Bulfinch Crossing | Congress Street Garage | West End

Uncertain. I didn’t ask, which is a bit out of character for me.
Forum: Development Projects 11-04-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2,443
Views: 514,386
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Bulfinch Crossing | Congress Street Garage | West End

Well, I’m told that the steel has been ordered, so I’d assume so.
Forum: Development Projects 11-03-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 714
Views: 186,637
Posted By Beton Brut
Forum: Development Projects 10-28-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4,406
Views: 899,596
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

I'd tend to agree. Why hire Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill if your goal is a pump 'n dump for the site?
Forum: Development Projects 10-27-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4,406
Views: 899,596
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

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Of your list, only 1 Congress approaches the scale of Millennium's most recently completed project and/or Winthrop Square; not that it really matters for the sake of this discussion,...
Forum: General 10-27-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4,605
Views: 549,436
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Open Thread

Watched the entire thing. This morning, I’m struggling to not punch myself in the face.
Forum: Development Projects 10-26-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4,406
Views: 899,596
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

I'm not criticizing their winning bid. I do, however, find it curious that they had the winning bid by such a wide margin.

Taking a wider view, Millennium's hegemonic positioning in large scale...
Forum: Development Projects 10-26-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4,406
Views: 899,596
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Agreed. Even statler's hated One Bromfield would be better than this glitzy cash-cow.
Forum: Development Projects 10-26-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4,406
Views: 899,596
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Quite so.

Also worth considering is that FAA regulations are cumulative, adjusted based on historical data and changes in technology. The original 2007 proposal was a year and a half before this...
Forum: Development Projects 10-25-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4,406
Views: 899,596
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Slick and dystopian. Has the same vibe as Neill Blomkamp‘s Elysium.
Forum: Development Projects 10-25-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3,432
Views: 815,305
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Your analysis of how the impact of the "invisible world" of finance impacts the "visible world" of architecture and urbanism is as accurate as it is dispiriting. Kudos!

"(T)his is Boston" has...
Forum: Development Projects 10-25-2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 3,432
Views: 815,305
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

It's difficult to argue in matters of taste, but I'll bite....

First off, I'll grant that polystylism is a successful and enduring approach within postmodern classical music...
Forum: Development Projects 10-24-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 63,153
Posted By Beton Brut
Re: Wentworth Expansion

Mayne too often comes off as the "smartest guy in the room." That's never been a good look. Lynn strikes me as more of a stylist/concept-generator. He's a wisp of smoke next to Libeskind's shards and...
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