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Old 10-28-2009, 02:18 PM   #61
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Bad laws (mostly enacted to make cities more "clean" or "orderly") are a lot more restrictive for entrepreneurs than evil capitalists. Obtuse license requirements space them out unnecessarily or require them to raise way more startup capital to begin with in order to afford actual commercial space as opposed to a pushcart or blanket. I imagine if you designated one open lot in downtown Boston for a flea market and imposed virtually no fee on vendors other than the cost of a card table to sell things on, you could fill the space rapidly.

Of course, that's not to say that the evil capitalists aren't to blame at all. The requirements for loans are way too high for entrepreneurs even with established business plans and track records. Notice that major financial institutions can propose wildly reckless shit and get loan approvals instantly, but try going through the motions of opening a sandwich shop even after a decade of experience working in one and an MBA.
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The requirements for loans are way too high for entrepreneurs even with established business plans and track records. Notice that major financial institutions can propose wildly reckless shit and get loan approvals instantly, but try going through the motions of opening a sandwich shop even after a decade of experience working in one and an MBA.




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Old 07-16-2017, 08:06 AM   #63
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I noticed there are a lot of complainers.
A likely scenario few Bostonians will never own up to: Being angry and snarky about everything just makes us feel good?

Who else spends 11 years arguing about if we should build a shiny skyscraper over a hideous, condemned garage in the center of Downtown 1/4 of a mile away from our beloved Park?

Additionally, it seems there will never be enough brick/reddish/brownish/terra-cotta colored buildings (regardless of height) to please all.....

http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/201...mNJ/story.html

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Old 07-16-2017, 09:02 AM   #64
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Old 07-16-2017, 01:33 PM   #65
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Old 07-16-2017, 05:50 PM   #66
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A likely scenario few Bostonians will never own up to: Being angry and snarky about everything just makes us feel good?

Who else spends 11 years arguing about if we should build a shiny skyscraper over a hideous, condemned garage in the center of Downtown 1/4 of a mile away from our beloved Park?

Additionally, it seems there will never be enough brick/reddish/brownish/terra-cotta colored buildings (regardless of height) to please all.....

http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/201...mNJ/story.html
Ha.. I literally just read that crap article.. while enjoying my views from my floor to ceiling glass windows.
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:20 AM   #67
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Obviously this fucker never heard of 30 St Mary Axe.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/30_St_Mary_Axe
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Old 07-23-2017, 09:57 AM   #68
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I wouldn't mind a few more non-glass buildings on the skyline, from an aesthetic point of view.
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Old 07-23-2017, 09:44 PM   #69
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I wouldn't mind a few more non-glass buildings on the skyline, from an aesthetic point of view.
As I've said before, all ISIS needs to do is hire a few sopranos to hit some high notes and that Seaport will look like the morning after Kristallnacht.

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Old 07-24-2017, 10:34 AM   #70
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I wouldn't mind a few more non-glass buildings on the skyline, from an aesthetic point of view.
hmmm...

of the 10 tallest in boston, 7 are of the "non-glass" variety (if by that you mean cladding that -- while featuring glass windows, of course -- is not predominately glass: the pru, federal reserve, one boston, one international place, 100 federal, one financial ctr, and two international place). that would seem to me to be a pretty healthy percentage.
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