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Old 02-07-2019, 05:23 PM   #21
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Re: Boston Freedom Wheel | Long Wharf? | Waterfront

Worked so well in Staten Island https://ny.curbed.com/2018/10/23/180...ten-island-end
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I like the name, but spell it Freedom Whail, as in trail ;-)
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Van, how is that analogous? None of the places being floated are as far/hard to get to from Downtown as Staten Island is to the Battery. And it's not a full development--a wheel and some landscaping isn't going to cost $450M.
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I like the name, but spell it Freedom Whail, as in trail ;-)
How about naming it simply "The Hub"?

I would be interested to see how it could be integrated into a Museum of Science overhaul/redevelopment. They have that god awful parking structure and generally lack street activation/outdoor programming which is a shame because that area it is so high traffic and also in the middle of a growth corridor.
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Van, how is that analogous? None of the places being floated are as far/hard to get to from Downtown as Staten Island is to the Battery. And it's not a full development--a wheel and some landscaping isn't going to cost $450M.
It was the construction costs and mismanagement which sunk the project, not the location. That can happen anywhere.
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I like the name, but spell it Freedom Whail, as in trail ;-)
That's a good one. Or "Baby Wheel"?

I'd rather have a roller coaster from North Station to South Station.
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^^That's a great idea.

Then, maybe over time, we can lower it, then flatten it out, add enclosed cars and eventually put it underground.
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Now you're talking!
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