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Old 05-17-2019, 11:31 AM   #1381
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Hey All,
Would anyone know if plans exist to develop the parking lot next to the Forecaster Bldg? It's the wedge-shaped parcel bounded by Portland, Merrimac, and Friend Streets. This square is primed for drastic change with the gov't ctr garage demo and the new towers going up. Seems like developers would be clambering to get that. Any info would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
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Old 05-17-2019, 11:54 AM   #1382
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Recall the Bullfinch Triangle is zoned for 99 feet. Many have expressed a desire to NOT see such small minded ant-height sentiment prevail (here)--that instead it will become a nice step up in the form of some type of Flatiron "wedge." But, the contemptible lawyer/s who came to scream about Dock Square--will show up (here as well) with their fellow cronies, and try to stop a reasonable outcome. I have a suspicion this may be at the root of why the lot remains unplanned. The thinking may be; let the urbanization of the area take its normal course, and then push for something proper/ iconic. Who knows?
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Old 05-31-2019, 07:02 PM   #1383
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Anyone know when were gonna see the 2nd tower start? Its a residential right?

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Old 06-03-2019, 04:58 AM   #1384
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I didn't want to bump a thread but I had a note for mods: née is French and reflects a feminine object, but the words for building/skyscraper are masculine. Thus, thread headers ought to read né.
You're no doubt used to seeing the word before a woman's maiden name, so the feminine spelling would indeed apply there.
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Old 06-03-2019, 10:58 AM   #1385
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I didn't want to bump a thread but I had a note for mods: née is French and reflects a feminine object, but the words for building/skyscraper are masculine. Thus, thread headers ought to read né.
However, it seems to be a matter of individual interpretation as to whether a particular building is masculine or feminine.

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Old 06-03-2019, 06:00 PM   #1386
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However, it seems to be a matter of individual interpretation as to whether a particular building is masculine or feminine.

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Old 06-06-2019, 10:58 AM   #1387
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Washington Village? What the hell happened to that?? Land is completely cleared
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:34 AM   #1388
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Has anything been happening recently with the Government Service Center? I remember it being fenced off for a very long time.
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Old 06-08-2019, 11:50 AM   #1389
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Washington Village? What the hell happened to that?? Land is completely cleared
Bank financing $$$ is the last we heard, right?
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Old 06-08-2019, 05:15 PM   #1390
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Has anything been happening recently with the Government Service Center? I remember it being fenced off for a very long time.
No that is just to keep you from getting hit by falling debris. Seriously, they just let it rot. If it was a private owner I couldn't imagine they would be allowed to just fence it off.
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:24 AM   #1391
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Has anything been happening recently with the Government Service Center? I remember it being fenced off for a very long time.
Another Brutalist behemoth that deserves a wrecking ball party, but instead we'll just get to watch salt air, freeze/thaw cycles, pollution, and time do the heavy lifting.
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Anyone else notice/get annoyed by the display ads that have made their way onto ArchBoston?
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Old 06-11-2019, 12:00 PM   #1394
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Anyone else notice/get annoyed by the display ads that have made their way onto ArchBoston?
My ad blocker must be working well.
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Noticed them on my phone, but nothing via desktop.
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Old 06-11-2019, 12:39 PM   #1396
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I suspect it has something to do with our new owner: http://www.archboston.org/community/...ead.php?t=5824

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Old 06-13-2019, 02:07 PM   #1398
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Also this got lost in the mix
In the first image... what about that shit-hole garage and hotel next to it on Stuart St.? Any plans for that?
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Old 06-13-2019, 02:18 PM   #1399
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In the first image... what about that shit-hole garage and hotel next to it on Stuart St.? Any plans for that?
Are you talking about the Revere Hotel?
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Are you talking about the Revere Hotel?
Actually, I just mapped it... yes, that's the one. Anything on that? It seems the only areas Starting at Tremont back to 1 Dalton that have opportunities are sites with decrepit old buildings, garages or unsightly buildings like this.

[edit: So I just googled it further... I had no idea this was actually a contributing member of society, so to speak. Obviously its not a 5-star joint, but it's still nicer than I expected. From the outside it looks very old and dilapidated. Hell, on Google Maps it looks it belongs in a bombed out area of Baghdad circa 1991. I guess that answers my question though. Maybe a face-lift???
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