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Old 11-09-2018, 10:31 AM   #81
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This is coming along nicely! When do they take the plywood off the rest of the windows?

**looks closer**

Oh.

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Old 11-09-2018, 01:03 PM   #82
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I ride by here on my bike quite frequently. There has been a surge in activity over the past few months, after essentially a year of nothing. Good to see it approaching completion, but I hadn't realized it would be a hotel. I'd have preferred apartments.
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:45 PM   #83
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:11 PM   #84
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I ride by here on my bike quite frequently. There has been a surge in activity over the past few months, after essentially a year of nothing. Good to see it approaching completion, but I hadn't realized it would be a hotel. I'd have preferred apartments.
This is the residential part of this project. I think it's named Melena Cass Residence.







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Old 03-15-2019, 01:49 AM   #85
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:54 AM   #86
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:09 PM   #87
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What a lost opportunity. This is worse than the Seaport.
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What a lost opportunity. This is worse than the Seaport.
For what amounts to the first significant investment in the area this seems like a good project to me. If this is a success perhaps we'll see other larger scale projects in the future. It's obviously not a terrible neighborhood but it is almost surrounded by housing projects and offers very little in terms of neighborhood amenities so I think they'd have struggled to fill a larger building.
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This part of Boston should have become a world class neighborhood......

So sad Melnea Cass continues to be ground zero of the vanquished/ devoid of life post-urban wasteland.
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Old 03-15-2019, 03:08 PM   #90
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This part of Boston should have become a world class neighborhood......

So sad Melnea Cass continues to be ground zero of the vanquished/ devoid of life post-urban wasteland.
Once the "Greater Ink Block" area finishes its transition from parking lots and industry to contemporary South End, the area bound by Mass Ave, Washington St, and Melnea Cass will be next.
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Jeez, you guys are being overly harsh, no?

Yes, a whole lot more could have been done with this lot, but we could say that about most of the projects going up in the area.

When I lived in Boston, no one would have invested in building a hotel in the area. I think this is project is a good thing.

Let's start with some solid small steps, like this one, and let's hope the city encourages more development and jobs in the area.
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