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Old 08-09-2018, 10:13 AM   #41
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Re: Do you still hate the seaport?

The Seaport adds to what makes Boston such a great core city, it's a brand new neighborhood of residential, office, retail, restaurants bordered by a beautiful Harbor Walk, Fort Point Channel, and much older, traditional brick and mortar Fort Point itself. But cross the bridges over Fort Point and you got Boston itself, with the Financial District, Quincy Market, the North End, Beacon Hill, the Back Bay, the Sound End, the Fens, holy crap, what city has all this architectural diversity and urban street-level energy in such a concentrated area? I love the Seaport for it's shiny newness and harbor views as much as I love the older neighbors for their historical compact oldness, if that makes any sense!
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Old 08-09-2018, 04:23 PM   #42
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Re: Do you still hate the seaport?

Given that the airport is right across the way and the Seaport will never see the benefits of height as long as it remains there (which is fine), it is an abject planning failure that they laid out tower-scale blocks for a place with no towers. If the conditions give you a low ceiling, plan for that scale.

As for what city with similar constraints that has better architectural dynamism, Washington, DC immediately comes to mind. A dense urban core with the right kind of transit both surface and subway, and beautiful, high-quality architecture of the sort that we seem to be able to manage only in fits and bursts. (I'm talking Seaport only; I love our other neighborhoods as much as anyone else.)
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:06 PM   #43
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Re: Do you still hate the seaport?

Seriously what is so unique about the Seaport? Transit to the area sucks
Itís nothing more than a corporate shitshow.

The restaurants are all corporate. Please tell me how it stands out over
Back bay, north & south end, beacon hill, Harvard, porter, union, Davis, Inman, Kendall squares?
Itís a corporate tax shelter on priceless land that our politicians gave away for peanuts on the taxpayers hard work.

Assembly square development is more unique than seaport development which is pathetic.

If your not rich or part of the corporate culture then their is really no reason to go to the seaport. Itís cater to the rich not to the overall public.

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