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Old 07-30-2018, 12:29 AM   #401
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There's a lot to be said for urban grit. The nice, new sanitized Boston is great, but it lacks that film-noir ambience it had back then.
Reality check:

Looks cool in a photograph.........Was crappy to actually experience.

Just as film-noir was a pleasurable experience for the audience, horrendous for the characters in it.

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Old 07-30-2018, 07:03 AM   #402
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View of Boston over Chestnut Hill Reservoir by arckphoto, on Flickr
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Old 08-21-2018, 09:28 PM   #403
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Boston Skyline by Ed McCurley, on Flickr

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Old 08-21-2018, 09:39 PM   #404
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IMG_20180820_121056 by Jason Walsh, on Flickr

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Old 08-28-2018, 10:51 PM   #405
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Boston Skyline from Back Bay Fens by Ed McCurley, on Flickr
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Old 09-04-2018, 09:13 PM   #406
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Adams Square, Boston, 1905 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr
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Old 09-05-2018, 06:40 AM   #407
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What a headhouse! Goddamn
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Old 09-05-2018, 08:30 AM   #408
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^ Indeed. Beats the hell out of the glassy shed at Government Center.

I'd take a dram of that Dewars, and I don't even like blended whisky.
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Old 09-05-2018, 10:18 AM   #409
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^ Indeed. Beats the hell out of the glassy shed at Government Center.

I'd take a dram of that Dewars, and I don't even like blended whisky.
Yes and no.... the glass at govt center is utilitarian (at least in my view) as it actually let's light down into green line platform outbound which is really nice
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Yup. The new Gov't Center head house is certainly utilitarian. Yay.
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Old 09-05-2018, 11:29 AM   #411
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the glass at govt center...actually lets light down into green line platform outbound which is really nice
It serves that function quite well. The fact that the renovation did nothing (at least in my experience) to better ventilate the space from the heat generated by the A/C units on trolleys and Blue Line trains is an inexcusable failure; the fullness of the project represents poor value for money, but it sure is cleaner and lighter than the brick bunker it replaced.
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Old 09-05-2018, 07:31 PM   #412
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Why not serve both functions: sunlight entry and aesthetics? I could see a headhouse similar to the one in old Adams Square pictured above, but with a glass roof on all three roofs, and without the clocks. To me that would be much better than the glass freight car design at GC.
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MBTA PCC3172+4 CommonwealthAve Dec1971 by ironmike9, on Flickr
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Old 09-06-2018, 08:53 PM   #414
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Dirty old Boston at its cleanest ^
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My 1st apt in Boston was at the top of this hill
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These photos are amazing.

Thanks ALL!

btw i have some kickass aerials coming soon.
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Old 09-11-2018, 10:55 PM   #418
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Boston from the Islands by Nyx Breen by Boston Harbor Islands, on Flickr
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Very Vice City.
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