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Old 05-30-2019, 02:53 PM   #841
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Re: Longfellow Place (née Garden Garage Towers) | 35 Lomasney Way | West End

150 Staniford Street (the low-rise co-op building next door to this project) is so fugly. Never liked it, never will.

It adds nothing at street level and I've never known anyone who has actually walked that side of the street, ever. Not even a prostitute.
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Old 05-31-2019, 05:40 PM   #842
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Old 05-31-2019, 06:42 PM   #843
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This is still going to be taller than north station tower right?
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Old 06-01-2019, 08:26 PM   #844
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Old 06-07-2019, 09:37 PM   #845
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:56 AM   #846
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This crane lights up with white lights at night. Not as exciting as One Dalton's show, but a new lit up crane nonetheless.
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Old 06-23-2019, 08:55 AM   #847
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(Excluding the Seaport), this has to be one of the biggest holes in the rest of the City in the last 30 years--right there with the 1 Franklin/Vornado hole, 111 Huntington and 1 Lincoln St. There's 830 parking spaces going in here.
Chiofaro wants to sink 1500 spaces.
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Old 06-23-2019, 01:21 PM   #848
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Hub on causeway was pretty huge. I dont mind underground garages at all, and cars are a reality of cities whether we like it or not. Were getting rid of a lot of garages, but sinking them is perfectly fine imo because you still need some garages but theyre out of sight when underground.
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Old 06-27-2019, 10:07 AM   #850
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Another crane base spotted on the webcam!
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Old 06-28-2019, 12:03 PM   #851
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Hub on causeway was pretty huge. I dont mind underground garages at all, and cars are a reality of cities whether we like it or not. Were getting rid of a lot of garages, but sinking them is perfectly fine imo because you still need some garages but theyre out of sight when underground.
Most of us clamoring for less parking aren't critical of it just because garages are unsightly. You can certainly put lipstick on a pig and make the street experience for a garage actually contribute to urban fabric. Even parking above ground in a tower doesn't need to be ugly, either. Chicago has mastered the art of parking podiums by 'necessity'...

👆 This 'parking is a necessity' argument is at the core of many urbanist arguments. I'm all about striking a balance, but realistically you only need as much parking as you convince yourself you need. Supply parking and more people drive... then people wonder where the traffic is coming from.



Regarding the tub/slurry wall foundation: I recently heard from the developers in the presentation for the 125 Lincoln St project that digging down AND THEN drilling piles to bedrock is necessary so 'why not put parking there anyway?' Is this true? I know it varies by site and construction method, but why couldn't you simply drill piles to bedrock from street level with the concrete pad on that? Is there any structural reason beyond accommodating even more parking under the building for the tub/excavation process?
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