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Old 08-11-2019, 01:49 AM   #501
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Re: Worcester Improvements

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Happy to see these fill up, but the fact that the building has zero street activation on the Foster and Franklin intersection is a huge miss, imo. It just kills any chance of making that intersection more vibrant, and still makes it feel like Canal District and downtown are two separate neighborhoods, when ideally they should be a conjoined pedestrian experience.
The other side of Franklin Street isn't helping matters with the backside of the YWCA and the library as well and barely existent "sidewalks" on McGrath Blvd. The underpasses on Green and Madison under CSX & the P&W also make a distinctive barrier between the areas due to a lack of lighting and overall conditions.
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Old 08-11-2019, 08:14 PM   #502
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Re: Worcester Improvements

I also took a walk around City Hall and north on Main Street then back to Union Station.



A lot of improvements to Main Street. I hope they add some trees.



Some great bones.

















New Court House







Rear

Old Court House. Really needs a lot of TLC.






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Old 08-11-2019, 08:41 PM   #503
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Now moving South, past Police HQ, towards Union Station











DCU Center





Original section of the DCU

Saint Vincet Hospital Complex.








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Old 08-12-2019, 05:59 PM   #504
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204 Main Street, which has been bought for $860K by the Menkiti Group, has lost its hideous corrugated iron facade. Windows and arches are revealed behind it. Even in this unrestored state itís a massive improvement to the streetscape.



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What an incredibly strange window arrangement on that building.
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:45 AM   #505
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Re: Worcester Improvements

I guess this still fits here as well, I posted in the T construction thread:

Union Station is getting a second platform and pedestrian bridge accessing both platforms from the two surface lots. It will finally allow two trains at the terminus at the same time and should help with improving the reliability and schedule.

https://www.mbta.com/projects/worces...n-improvements






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Cost is between $40M - $48M, ETC is August 2022.
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