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Old 12-30-2016, 11:36 AM   #41
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We can debate about the project getting an improved skin, coloring of the bricks, etc..... Not accusing the majority of peaceful citizens in any way.

but judging from the comments, there are a few Globe readers that undoubtably either function as self-appointed instigators, or require professional attention.

a few from the Occupy crowd appear to have gone totally insane. The die is cast; they ain't coming back.

Paranoia, misery, self-loathing, etc appear to spike around the holidays.

Maybe they can join an evengelical revival mission, Scientology or whatever.

https://mindhacks.com/2016/07/15/the...rban-paranoia/
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Old 12-30-2016, 11:40 AM   #42
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Old 12-30-2016, 12:11 PM   #43
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except if you go to deadspin, then always read the comments
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Old 12-06-2018, 02:49 PM   #44
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There will be a bump in residential units — up to 487 units from the 362 initially approved by the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA).
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Old 12-08-2018, 03:40 AM   #45
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Greeeeat news.
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Old 12-08-2018, 07:59 AM   #46
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At the minimum height this and quite many others should have been planned for all along.
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Old 12-08-2018, 08:33 AM   #47
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Posted this in the Bones of Boston thread, but it's even more relevant here. Here's a quick before and after of this project:

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Old 12-10-2018, 01:42 PM   #48
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Posted this in the Bones of Boston thread, but it's even more relevant here. Here's a quick before and after of this project:

From this:


To this:
That looks out of date to me. I seem to recall that in the approved project there is a signalized intersection at Pleasant and Hancock. I suppose they might have gone to a rotary, but it seems unlikely.

Dorchester seems to have a number of these wierd intersections with an assortment of islands that seem to be traces of some mysterious past.
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That looks out of date to me. I seem to recall that in the approved project there is a signalized intersection at Pleasant and Hancock. I suppose they might have gone to a rotary, but it seems unlikely.

Dorchester seems to have a number of these wierd intersections with an assortment of islands that seem to be traces of some mysterious past.
I think Kane Square (around the corner), or this little intersection here, was an old trolley yard, so that might be why there's the odd rotary here and that other funny intersection where Hancock hits Bowdoin.

I actually think the rotary/circle would work well and should stay, it just needs some tightening up to slow people down.

Either way, this project will be a big win. Hopefully it will actually look nice, too.

Edit - looked at a 1933 map and this is great - the intersection pictured is Downer Sq, Hancock @ Bowdoin is Kane Sq, Adams @ Bowden is Eaton Sq, and the park is Dorchester Sq. I couldn't find for sure if there was a train garage, but either way, lots of streetcar routes ran thru here so I still think this is why the circles are like this.
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Old 12-11-2018, 04:19 PM   #50
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I think Kane Square (around the corner), or this little intersection here, was an old trolley yard, so that might be why there's the odd rotary here and that other funny intersection where Hancock hits Bowdoin.

I actually think the rotary/circle would work well and should stay, it just needs some tightening up to slow people down.

Either way, this project will be a big win. Hopefully it will actually look nice, too.

Edit - looked at a 1933 map and this is great - the intersection pictured is Downer Sq, Hancock @ Bowdoin is Kane Sq, Adams @ Bowden is Eaton Sq, and the park is Dorchester Sq. I couldn't find for sure if there was a train garage, but either way, lots of streetcar routes ran thru here so I still think this is why the circles are like this.
Trolleys make a lot of sense as a cause. Wish we still had 'em.
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Old 12-11-2018, 05:45 PM   #51
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If you go to mapjunction.com you can seen the old maps showing all the crosstown routes through here. It's awesome.
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