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Old 10-22-2018, 10:15 PM   #41
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Old 01-05-2019, 08:16 PM   #42
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:50 AM   #43
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Harvard's doing a great job of turning Allston into a replica of Kendall square....circa 1987...
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Old 01-06-2019, 05:21 PM   #44
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Harvard's doing a great job of turning Allston into a replica of Kendall square....circa 1987...
I think you need to give them time. There have only been about four recent buildings. What, do you expect the neighborhood to be completely transformed overnight?
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Old 01-06-2019, 06:45 PM   #45
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The facades also not close to its final form. Still another layer to go that will completely change how this one looks.
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:47 PM   #46
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Old 03-19-2019, 03:24 PM   #47
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So ...buildings are starting to be more and more like clothing on bodies. What I mean by that is that underneath every fancy coat ... there is a very naked body. The "skin" part of the building is the thing that is doing the work of keeping the building warm/dry/quiet/useful. The layer we "see" is the pretty stuff. It is the clothing that can be pretty much anything from brick/stone/wood/metal panel (gasp)/ or a number of other things.

A building like THIS going to look great because it is essentially wearing lace (expensive lace at that). The outer layer will be semi transparent and will show off some of the skin.

What I am trying to say is that this is going to be sexy.

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Old 05-06-2019, 09:32 PM   #49
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This mesh facade can't go on any sooner. Excited about this one to say the least
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Old 05-06-2019, 10:07 PM   #50
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From 5/3.

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Old 05-07-2019, 12:55 PM   #51
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Is the curve in Western Ave going to be permanent, or will the road be straightened once they don't need the staging area anymore? I bike down Western from Central semi-frequently and it's so much nicer with that curve than it was as a straight-as-an-arrow raceway.
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Old 05-07-2019, 02:08 PM   #52
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Is the curve in Western Ave going to be permanent, or will the road be straightened once they don't need the staging area anymore? I bike down Western from Central semi-frequently and it's so much nicer with that curve than it was as a straight-as-an-arrow raceway.
I believe the curve was related to the installation of underground utilities.
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Old 05-08-2019, 01:40 PM   #53
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Is the curve in Western Ave going to be permanent, or will the road be straightened once they don't need the staging area anymore? I bike down Western from Central semi-frequently and it's so much nicer with that curve than it was as a straight-as-an-arrow raceway.
Harvard's planning for separated bicycle lanes on Western Avenue (so straight + separated, perfect) as part of their Allston IMP. Here's a 2016 update (PDF warning) – see pages 19-20:
http://www.bostonplans.org/getattach...3-1ab06cf48bfd
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Harvard's planning for separated bicycle lanes on Western Avenue (so straight + separated, perfect) as part of their Allston IMP. Here's a 2016 update (PDF warning) – see pages 19-20:
http://www.bostonplans.org/getattach...3-1ab06cf48bfd
I like the greenway plan.. it would nice if they could construct something that could be semi-urban-wild for this area.
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This article in the Crimson has several photos of the interior. Large, central? atrium.

Couldn't easily image link, so one has to open the article.

https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2...encement-2019/

Reminds me of a set for the original Blade Runner.
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This article in the Crimson has several photos of the interior. Large, central? atrium.

Couldn't easily image link, so one has to open the article.

https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2...encement-2019/
Two out of the 3 photos.
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