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Old 08-13-2014, 02:05 PM   #81
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Etc.

Key word in his proposals: "roof gardens".





More on Tremont Terrace, which I mentioned on the DTX thread:

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Old 08-13-2014, 08:49 PM   #82
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I've been looking on the web, but with no success, for schematics etc. of the proposed footbridge from City Hall over Congress St. to Faneuil Hall that Menino was pushing hard for a few years.
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Old 08-14-2014, 09:38 PM   #83
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I've been looking on the web, but with no success, for schematics etc. of the proposed footbridge from City Hall over Congress St. to Faneuil Hall that Menino was pushing hard for a few years.
Did that even make it beyond the realm of fantasy?

Trust Menino to look for a way to keep drivers from having to slow down for pesky pedestrian crossings.
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Old 08-14-2014, 09:40 PM   #84
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Did that even make it beyond the realm of fantasy?

Trust Menino to look for a way to keep drivers from having to slow down for pesky pedestrian crossings.
I'm pretty sure we've talked about it in one of the City Hall threads. I remember a nice hand-drawn perspective being posted.
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Old 08-16-2014, 03:28 PM   #85
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I'm pretty sure we've talked about it in one of the City Hall threads. I remember a nice hand-drawn perspective being posted.
I have a large booklet, 8.5 x 11": "Proposed Congress Street Pedestrian Bridge" published by Chiviano/Roche Design Studio, Boston Architectural Center.

It looks to be a student project for Summer/fall Semester 1985. Instructors: Pedro Chiviano and J. Edward Roche with Student Assistant Joseph Callo. Heavily illustrated. Anyone interested please contact me directly at michaelparise@gmail.com or contact the BAC to see if they have any more copies.
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Old 09-27-2014, 02:39 PM   #86
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What ever happened to the proposal for a new aquarium? IIRC, back in the 90s or maybe late 80s it was proposed that a new aquarium be built in the Charlestown Navy Yard. However, by the time the 2000s came along that seems to have been put on the back burner.
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Old 10-02-2014, 03:31 PM   #87
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Don't know anything about there being any current plans but I believe the Charlestown idea was shot down by public opinion and because the Aquarium ended up deciding it wouldn't be able to make enough money on the sale of its current property to cover the costs of building anew. (I thought it was an excellent idea. The renderings were cool - they were going to use dry docks as glassed-in aquariums able to be viewed from underground.)
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Old 06-09-2016, 02:23 AM   #88
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Came across some shit I have never seen before. Not really a proposal...buuuut cool.



http://www.ricardobofill.com/EN/610/...al-artery-html
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:57 PM   #89
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After 75 State but before 2 IP and 125 High Street. I like the tower in front of the fed, but not the one at the aquarium
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Would have been better than what we have now.
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Charles river crossing, before the zakim cable-stay option came to the rescue.
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Old 08-10-2016, 05:17 PM   #92
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Did that even make it beyond the realm of fantasy?

Trust Menino to look for a way to keep drivers from having to slow down for pesky pedestrian crossings.
^we have that rendering somewhere I'll have to dig around for it
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Old 08-11-2016, 07:29 AM   #93
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The original, gloriously postmodern new Garden proposal in the background! Hard to imagine what Causeway St. would have been like with the CambridgeSide Galleria XXL on it.
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Old 08-11-2016, 04:03 PM   #94
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What ever happened to the proposal for a new aquarium? IIRC, back in the 90s or maybe late 80s it was proposed that a new aquarium be built in the Charlestown Navy Yard. However, by the time the 2000s came along that seems to have been put on the back burner.
Didn't the aquarium just drop some large stones in the back and expand out into/over the Harbor?
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Old 02-06-2017, 12:37 PM   #95
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The South Bay Complex would have been Yuge, but they canceled it.
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Old 02-06-2017, 12:47 PM   #96
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300' height limit.

the current master plan vs the price of the parcels/ is not dense enough to be economically feasible.

2-4 200-300' towers will ultimately be built, but nothing taller.
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Is (was) that Columbus Center?

Oops - never mind - just saw my answer in the first drawing.
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Old 02-08-2017, 03:08 AM   #99
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Gotta imagine if the MassDOT Parcels 12-15 projects succeed then Columbus Center will be resurrected in some form within a handful of years after since the template for modern Pike air-rights development will be a more known quantity.
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Wow surprised by how dated that looks - has it really been ten years already??
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