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Old 12-11-2012, 04:36 PM   #81
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Anything on the Merano property is probably just staging for the Victor. Walking past it, you don't get the impression that they're about to get started.
They haven't used it as staging for the Victor at all. I'm not sure why they would start now after all this time of heavy work and lifting steel beams being completed.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:58 PM   #82
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I've definitely seen them staging Victor stuff there when I walk past in the morning.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:11 PM   #83
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Hmm. Guess they do so off and on then.

Here's one pic from July:



No staging, but crane was up, and I think a second crane was being assembled? I have some other pics of various times with nothing going on.

How do they work out the staging? Does the owner of the Merano plot charge a little to the Victor developer? (Or are they owned by the same company?) Or is it more of "hey, empty lot, let's just use it and hope the developer doesn't notice/complain"?
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:13 AM   #84
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Between versions 1-4 and then the whole scale-back to apartments, I have no idea what the final rendering is. Does anyone know where to find it?
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:00 AM   #85
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How do they work out the staging? Does the owner of the Merano plot charge a little to the Victor developer? (Or are they owned by the same company?) Or is it more of "hey, empty lot, let's just use it and hope the developer doesn't notice/complain"?
My guess is the later. I've never seen them doing any heavy work there. More just parking stuff momentarily. That lot gets squatted on pretty regularly actually. TV crews love setting up over there for B's and C's games.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:43 PM   #86
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Forgive me if this has been mentioned or is common knowledge, but that crane says "CRANE" on it in really big letters. This has peaked my interest. Did some guy named Crane have a really awesome idea for his family business, or did Sesame Workshop start labeling our city to benefit the learning of schoolchildren visiting on field trips? Either way, nice work.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:49 PM   #87
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:21 PM   #88
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:50 PM   #89
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Between versions 1-4 and then the whole scale-back to apartments, I have no idea what the final rendering is. Does anyone know where to find it?
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This is from the CBT Architects revised proposal that was approved by BRA back in October of last year. CBT has not updated the Merano renderings on their projects site (still the circa. 2008 development). I will note that the placement of the Zakim in the background is misleading, it should appear further to the left in front of The Victor.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:34 PM   #90
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^Thank you.

Well, at least it will add some density.

Good observation about the bridge.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:07 PM   #91
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This image is from the revamped project earlier this year.

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Old 12-13-2012, 03:39 PM   #92
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^ Thanks and Touché.

I actually like this rendering better with the balconies facing down the greenway. They also fixed the placement of the Zakim a bit.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:43 PM   #93
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I like it too...I always enjoy the happy people wandering around in these renderings....something one rarely ends up seeing in the final reality.
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:03 PM   #94
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FWIW this plot was absolutely empty today.
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:57 PM   #95
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I like it too...I always enjoy the happy people wandering around in these renderings....something one rarely ends up seeing in the final reality.
We call them "scalies." They have their own always happy, active lives and gather in droves no matter the location, be it downtown or a narrow side street in the ghetto.

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Old 12-15-2012, 02:55 AM   #96
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Speaking of scalies... and plots of land near the Zakim...



Does this not look like something out of a render? I took this on the day Hubway first launched. I love it because it just looks too 'perfect' to have actually happened. Complete with guy just chillin' with bike and a hand in his pocket, a man receiving help with directions from some woman, people chatting... the works!
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I totally thought that was a rendering at first! Hubway should copy and past the people in your photo into their actual renderings of new stations.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:36 PM   #98
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That does look insanely renderish
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:21 AM   #99
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They include "affordable units" for the apartments, maybe they should be forced to include "affordable rooms" for the hotels, too.

Joking. Neither makes sense.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:14 PM   #100
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So this was supposed to begin construction in Fall 2012. We're now halfway through Winter 2013, and there's no progress. Any ideas?
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