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Old 12-14-2010, 12:17 PM   #781
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Re: Photo of the Day, Boston Style: Part III

From my law firm. Sorry for the bad quality. I only had my cell phone on me at the time:
















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Old 12-14-2010, 12:37 PM   #782
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I like that picture of 33 Arch.
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Old 12-14-2010, 04:10 PM   #783
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I few more shots that I got later in the day:











I'll see if I can bring my advance camera next time without getting caught.
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Old 12-14-2010, 04:33 PM   #784
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I always feel weird getting caught taken pix's in someone else's office tower lol!
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Old 12-14-2010, 04:50 PM   #785
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I always feel weird getting caught taken pix's in someone else's office tower lol!
I actually took it in the recently vacated annex down the hall from where I worked. Luckily the firm I'm working with is using it to shred paper and I took the job so that I have the opportunity to take some picture while it is still day. Normally I have to wait until after the firm closes but by then it will be dark and the reflection from the window would blur the photos.
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Old 12-18-2010, 06:43 PM   #786
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This is a still from a movie I was watching today. However, I had to post it. Isn't this just one of the most unbelievable views of Boston you have ever seen?

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Old 12-18-2010, 08:14 PM   #787
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^ interesting but completely fake
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:18 PM   #788
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Alex Proyas's Knowing?

Edit: I was correct.

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Errors in geography: (At 52.00) While getting a drink on the museum roof, the skyline is completely impossible, showing the Prudential Building to the left of the Hancock Tower, places the viewpoint in the south end of Boston, behind Copley Sq and on Hunnington Ave. However the scene also shows buildings in the middle of the frame, the custom tower and other downtown Boston skyscrapers. This perspective would require them to be in downtown Boston, and even then you would not be able to see either the Prudential or the Hancock.
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:47 PM   #789
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More than being "off", all of the foreground buildings are actually coincidentally located in Melbourne, Australia (city it was filmed in, and I was talking about in another thread). Another shot showed it better, where the Longfellow Redline appeared superimposed in front of Flinders Street Station, etc. I knew it right away too, but I thought the whole thing still looked pretty cool! For instance, just to the right of 2 International (and fronting 1 Financial) is a Melbourne building. Also, where the heck is 1 International?!

SPOILER ALERT - At the end of the movie, Boston gets completely decimated by a solar flare. I guess the pathetic lack of new quality development isn't going to matter much when the whole city gets blown up anyways.
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:21 AM   #790
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A criminally silly movie. Proyas is capable of much better: Dark City is brilliant.
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:32 AM   #791
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:06 PM   #792
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Old 12-31-2010, 01:14 AM   #793
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Don't you wish it looked like this??

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Old 12-31-2010, 01:29 AM   #794
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Fun stuff from circa 1920







For comparison, 1920 v. 2000

1920 Boston population 748,060
2000 Boston population 589,141

1920 Boston births ?
2000 Boston births 8,079

1920 Boston deaths 11,601
2000 Boston deaths 4,491

1920 Boston homicides 38
2000 Boston homicides 39

Leading causes of death 1920

heart disease
pneumonia
tuberculosis
influenza
suicide
motor vehicle

Leading causes of death 2000

heart disease
cancer
stroke
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
pneumonia
nephritis (kidney disease)
septicemia (infection)
diabetes
Alzheimer's

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Old 12-31-2010, 09:41 AM   #795
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Some great stuff there! thanks!
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Old 12-31-2010, 01:17 PM   #796
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From the BPL Flickr files:













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Old 12-31-2010, 08:23 PM   #797
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Several photos from a little building located near the corners of Milk and Devonshire streets, and, I think, bordering Sewall Place when it continued beyond Milk Street.

This is currently the location of 50 Milk Street, the Brown Brothers, Harriman building. Built in 1904 and, I think, torn down in the 1980's.











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