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Old 04-29-2017, 01:13 PM   #141
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Re: Temporary Habor Garage discussion thread until project is officially launched

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It's a negotiation - its not about what you deserve, its about what you have the power to get.

If you're not comfortable with that ... then you're probably getting screwed in a lot of negotiations (and you might not even be aware of it).
This. NEAQ is putting that out on the table to see how desperate Chiofaro is for their property. Call it extortion if you want, but that's negotiation man. The NEAQ has something Chiofaro wants (IMAX). Construction would damage the business of a non-profit with thin margins. NEAQ plays hardball in negotiations. And some of you are offended by that? To the point of hoping that they go out of business? Talk about some dumb blinders...
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Old 05-01-2017, 08:50 AM   #142
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http://northendwaterfront.com/2017/0...arage-project/
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Old 05-01-2017, 10:18 AM   #143
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The minute the Harbor Tower residents open up their precious little pool area to the public is the minute I'll start to listen to a word they have to say about public open spaces.
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Old 09-03-2017, 01:51 AM   #144
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Even the Globe realizes the absurdity of it all.....

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/...MDO/story.html
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Old 09-03-2017, 04:57 AM   #145
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Re: What's Happening With Project X?

Harbor Garage Tower.....

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Old 09-03-2017, 03:44 PM   #146
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How can the developer give into anyone's demands at this point the garage is clearly a money machine.

The only people that will regret this garage to sit their for the next century will be the public and the New England Aquairum.

It's a shame that the New England aquairum executives instead of working with the developer to make the area amazing continue to threaten and extort the developers vision.

The executives should be teaming up with the developer to find ways to help fund raise the blueway vision and get their own project started.

I find it heartbreaking watching those seals swim in a fiberglass concrete box.
The aquarium generates 50 million in annual revenues. Would love to see the break down on salaries and expenses on the current situation.

Barr foundation, harbor tower residents are the winners
The losers the public and the aquarium
The developer wins wins no matter which scenario plays out. The developer just happens to have the public best interest here
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Old 09-05-2017, 10:22 AM   #147
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I don't know if this has come up or even been considered, but why couldn't the Aquarium expand and have an exhibit in the base of the new tower? Imagine if you could see the seals or some other sea life in a new tank closer to the Greenway.
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Old 09-05-2017, 01:56 PM   #148
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I don't know if this has come up or even been considered, but why couldn't the Aquarium expand and have an exhibit in the base of the new tower? Imagine if you could see the seals or some other sea life in a new tank closer to the Greenway.
Why can't they just knock down the Aquarium and start over and include it as part of this tower? The place is dated AF.
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Old 09-05-2017, 02:59 PM   #149
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The way the Harbor Garage development is going ---we could be looking at this garage for another century. The longer they waited the harder it would be to knock down this garage because of economics. The garage becomes a risk to knock down because it generates too much money. The developer needs incentive to knock the garage down. There is NONE.

Blame these groups for looking out for the best interest of the public:
City ex-officials
State Officals
BRA ex-officials
Harbor Tower Residents
Barr Foundation
Aquarium Executives

Garage truly demoralizes the entire Greenway and Waterfront along with Blocking 95% anytype of waterfront access.

WTF has the Aquarium executives doing for the last decade to better the Aquarium besides trying to extort the developer into making the area better for the public and the Aquarium. Get off your lazy asses and support the development and start fund raising for your own development ideas.

At this point I look at the Aquarium executives as a bunch of Lazy POS that have no vision and allow their animals and Fish to swim in a very poorly maintained toilet bowl of a development. Collecting whatever they profit off their 50 Million in Revenue.
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Old 11-11-2017, 12:13 PM   #150
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Great post. Ugly situation.
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Old 11-11-2017, 01:14 PM   #151
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Great post. Ugly situation.

At this point if I was the developer I would say to the city, state for me to knock this garage down I would need 100Million tax incentive.

The garage just generates too much money. Too bad the Greenway could have been a very special place. Instead politics and bullshit got in the way of a great idea for the overall public.
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