archBOSTON.org

Go Back   archBOSTON.org > Boston's Built Environment > Design a Better Boston

Design a Better Boston Are you disappointed with the state of Boston's current architecture/development? Think you have a better idea? Post it here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-17-2012, 09:30 PM   #1
BostonUrbEx
Senior Member
 
BostonUrbEx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: North Shore
Posts: 4,251
North Station Area, Nashua St, Merrimack St, etc



Self explanatory, methinks.

Blue lines are pedestrian paths/plazas. Note the thickness of the line isn't necessarily equivalent to the width of the plaza.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by choo View Post
forget it ever happening, its too great an idea.
BostonUrbEx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 09:01 AM   #2
underground
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: North End
Posts: 2,386
Re: North Station Area, Nashua St, Merrimack St, etc

Breaking up the O'Neil Building would be great, but I'm not sure how politically feasible it would be. The new Nashua St residence would probably be a problem to. Unless I'm reading this wrong and the building you put to the west of the Garden is it's footprint? You could also make New Martha Rd one way southbound and New Portland St Ext one way northbound.
underground is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 10:31 AM   #3
czsz
Senior Member
 
czsz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: brooklyn
Posts: 6,052
Re: North Station Area, Nashua St, Merrimack St, etc

This map just made me notice that Google Maps has shaded the undeveloped parts of Bulfinch Triangle as parks.

Google Maps...secret open space zealot shadow NIMBYs?

(Also, wow, guess "Dr. Frankel Jason" has Spaulding Rehab all to himself now?)
czsz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 10:38 AM   #4
statler
Moderator
 
statler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Approaching a City
Posts: 7,477
Re: North Station Area, Nashua St, Merrimack St, etc

Has anyone been to the West End Museum? Is it worth a walk over?
statler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 11:04 AM   #5
underground
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: North End
Posts: 2,386
Re: North Station Area, Nashua St, Merrimack St, etc

It has parts of the old Gans "Last Tenement" exhibit, but not much else. The people that run it are interesting to talk to though.
underground is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 11:47 AM   #6
statler
Moderator
 
statler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Approaching a City
Posts: 7,477
Re: North Station Area, Nashua St, Merrimack St, etc

Yeah, I just took a quick run through. I liked some of the architectural salvage but it is pretty sparse. Might go back some day when I have more time and actually read some of the exhibits.
statler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 02:56 PM   #7
BostonUrbEx
Senior Member
 
BostonUrbEx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: North Shore
Posts: 4,251
Re: North Station Area, Nashua St, Merrimack St, etc

Quote:
Originally Posted by underground View Post
You could also make New Martha Rd one way southbound and New Portland St Ext one way northbound.
They are. I forgot to add the arrows.

Quote:
Originally Posted by czsz View Post
(Also, wow, guess "Dr. Frankel Jason" has Spaulding Rehab all to himself now?)
LOL. Must have one hell of a salary to buy the whole building. I didn't realize Spaulding moved to Charlestown already. This guy must be one hell of a doc.



Yeah, the Nashua St residences would probably lose a bit of property unfortunately. Perhaps cutting them a deal somehow can make up for it. They'd be the only private property negatively impacted AFAIK.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by choo View Post
forget it ever happening, its too great an idea.
BostonUrbEx is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Avalon North Station | Nashua Street Residences | West End castevens Development Projects 1476 04-20-2018 01:40 PM
North Station 1970's Fenway Mike Boston Architecture & Urbanism 0 11-17-2009 02:17 PM
North Station Expansion Project Ron Newman Transit and Infrastructure 40 08-25-2008 08:01 PM
merrimack valley population boom 12345 Greater New England 0 02-18-2007 06:50 PM
Merrimack TGSwimFly Greater New England 6 10-16-2006 05:19 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.