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Old 05-04-2015, 10:58 AM   #201
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Re: Educate everyone on a good website...

I stumbled across this site accidentally today... it's a must see. It essentially is a log of all major construction projects in Boston (& other cities) and even has a countdown timer to expected completion date! It logs $ value, sq ft, height, approval status, dates, etc. Also has insight charts as to what developments have the highest $ value & square footage.

http://www.bldup.com/
http://www.bldup.com/places/boston/

Example: Millennium Tower - http://www.bldup.com/projects/millen...nham-building/
(the render on this one seems to be stretched, but other projects have really great renders)
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Old 05-04-2015, 11:08 AM   #202
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WHO ARE THEY AND WHY DON'T THEY POST HERE
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Old 05-04-2015, 11:13 AM   #203
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WHO ARE THEY AND WHY DON'T THEY POST HERE
I know! They're based in Boston!!

1452 Dorchester Avenue
Boston, MA, US
Phone: 617 420 2201

This site is pure freaking gold.
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Old 05-08-2015, 02:25 AM   #204
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Re: Educate everyone on a good website...

Something certainly close to my heart, http://www.bostonstreetcars.com/ is a site about the history and future of the MBTA. A lot of great old maps too. Anyone know if this guy posts here?
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Old 05-08-2015, 09:28 AM   #205
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He's on twitter a lot, and I went on one of his tours once.
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Old 05-08-2015, 01:20 PM   #206
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I went to his very first tour, and he did great. AFAIK he does not post publicly on archBoston or RailRoad.net, but can confirm he's very active on Twitter.
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Old 05-08-2015, 01:40 PM   #207
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Rolelr Coaster Database. Self explanatory.
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Old 05-14-2015, 12:58 PM   #208
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OpenRailwayMap is pretty cool. It's Open Streets Maps data that has been rendered into custom tiles that emphasize rail routes, both existing and abandoned. Data is best in Germany where it includes speed and signal info, but still pretty good for the Boston area. And of course since it's OSM you can fix anything that's wrong or add anything that's missing.
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Old 11-25-2015, 06:55 AM   #209
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http://bikepgh.org/ (bike pittsburgh) just to see how this turns out:

http://bikepgh.org/2015/11/13/guerri...ve-in-oakland/
https://github.com/mbauman/TrafficSp...ficSpeed.ipynb
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Old 03-10-2016, 11:44 AM   #210
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I didn't want to derail the harbor garage thread any further, so if there are those who are wondering what the Aquarium or any other officials at the city's non-profit organizations make, the below Website is a very good research.

http://foundationcenter.org/

Of course, the financial records of all non-profit organizations are subject to public inspection and scrutiny. This includes the salaries of key employees.

Here is the Aquarium's filing for the 2014 tax year. Obviously, the 2015 tax year's records are not available yet as we have not reached the filing deadline.

http://990s.foundationcenter.org/990...201412_990.pdf
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Old 03-10-2016, 10:02 PM   #211
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Good video game, in this case:

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Block'hood
Early Release on Steam & GOG

Info: http://www.plethora-project.com/blockhood/

ENVISION YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Consider what Blocks are necessary for your neighborhood to thrive. There are no boundaries of what you can create! Block'hood has a library of 96 blocks currently, and we are adding more constantly.


GENERATE ABUNDANT RESOURCES

Each Block you create has Inputs and Outputs. For Example, a tree might need water to create oxygen, and a shop might need consumers to create money. By understanding how each block is dependent on other blocks, you can create a productive network. Make sure to optimize your production and generate abundant resources. The game has 20+ resources that are specific to every block, so the amount of relations are enormous!


AVOID DECAY - FIGHT ENTROPY

If Blocks don't get the inputs they need, they will decay over time. Slowly becoming abandoned or being destroyed. Once a Block is abandoned or destroyed, you will have to remove it and avoid it from making other blocks decay further. Be careful... seeking an utopian neighborhood carelessly, can lead to dystopia.


ONGROWING LIBRARY OF BLOCKS

Block'hood has been conceptualized as a collectible card game, where each block introduced to the game affects every other, creating new relations and rendering other blocks more beneficial or obsolete. Send us your suggestions and see your block become part of the game!





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Old 02-27-2017, 10:04 AM   #212
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Discovered via this Architizer article:

https://visualizingarchitecture.com/

Projects include renderings of interesting proposals for Boston, where the site-owner is now working. His firm: http://www.designdistill.com/
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Old 08-06-2017, 09:23 PM   #213
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http://ofhouses.com/
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Hot damn.
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This is archi-porn at its finest. Every picture is a treat!
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Old 08-28-2017, 03:28 PM   #216
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Fun for map geeks: "modern map art" https://www.modernmapart.com/

*edit* lets you create custom map art of any location.
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