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Old 07-17-2013, 11:04 AM   #5461
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A square that's only populated during office-drone lunch hour is not healthy.
Call it what you want, but that's who's bringing the most money into the area.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:11 AM   #5462
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I think the Federal Reserve's location in relation to the square hurts it a bit. It makes the space feel bigger than it actually is.
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Old 07-17-2013, 03:12 PM   #5463
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A square that's only populated during office-drone lunch hour is not healthy.
I think everyone will agree that Post Office Square Park is a home run. As well used as that park is, it is never crowded except during lunch. After all, we are talking about the financial district. Nearly every city's financial district gets quiet when the office workers head home for the night.
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Old 07-17-2013, 03:40 PM   #5464
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Nearly every city's financial district gets quiet when the office workers head home for the night.
And most places consider that characteristic to be a vexing problem to be solved. Single use districts are a potential blight.
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:22 AM   #5465
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PO Square could only be considered a "slam dunk" in an 80s frame of mind in which enticing office workers out of their cafeterias and into some landscape-walled garden was a heroic feat of urbanism, and paying for the thing with underground parking wasn't a devil's bargain.
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:08 AM   #5466
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Carousel installation.

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Old 08-05-2013, 11:34 AM   #5467
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Is that a cloth roof?
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:56 AM   #5468
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Did anyone visit GC last weekend when they had those carnival rides? Would be nice if we could replicate it here in addition to the carousel.
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:17 PM   #5469
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Oh god, that's like what my stomach's digesting right now.

How gross.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:14 PM   #5470
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The idea of a carousel is nice and all, but I don't understand why they went with such a small one, and did not build a real building around it so it could be used all seasons.

For example, the Bear Mountain Carousel is amazing. There is a decent snack bar, and apparently they host weddings too, which is what's going on in the second pic.





The windows open in the summer and you can hear and see the carousel like its right there.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:29 PM   #5471
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The idea of a carousel is nice and all, but I don't understand why they went with such a small one, and did not build a real building around it so it could be used all seasons..
I think the carousel can be used at least 9 months out of the year. It's a 5 min (or less) ride so even if it is 40 degrees out, there is no reason why kids and adults alike cannot enjoy the ride with a sweater or jacket on.
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:58 PM   #5472
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RKG Carousel 8/7 (Critters arriving)
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:09 PM   #5473
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RKG 8/7 {new entrance to the Ice Bar)
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Old 08-08-2013, 05:44 AM   #5474
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So the Ice Bar isn't a summer-only temporary type thing?

Will they do patio seating in January?
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:39 AM   #5475
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So the Ice Bar isn't a summer-only temporary type thing?

Will they do patio seating in January?
Ice bars aren't usually seasonal. They're year round in Scandinavia too. Go figure.
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Old 08-14-2013, 04:19 PM   #5476
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Globe has a pic of the full carousel unveiled.

Flash filmstrip. First picture is of the full carousel.

http://www.boston.com/yourtown/bosto.../pictures.html
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Old 08-14-2013, 04:42 PM   #5477
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I like. The animals look nowhere near as glossy and caricature-ish as they did in that one pic of them at the design studio.
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:37 PM   #5478
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Holy cow, kids are gonna be wild trying to figure which creature they want to ride and if they get it. Such a beautiful Carousel, what I call a Merry-go-Round. It's actually a piece of art with more individual pieces of artwork contained in it! I predict an instant hit for the Greenway and the city!

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Old 08-14-2013, 08:12 PM   #5479
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Globe has a pic of the full carousel unveiled.

Flash filmstrip. First picture is of the full carousel.

http://www.boston.com/yourtown/bosto.../pictures.html
Thanks for sharing. The pics look great. I can't wait to go for a ride!
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:49 AM   #5480
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Piece in the Globe today...http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/201...campaign=sm_tw

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Greenway becomes people’s park in Boston

It may not fulfill the dream of urban planners, that the scar that was the Central Artery become a world class park, but downtown residents, workers, and visitors are loving it all the same.

Also, I did a complete walk of the Greenway a few days ago...pictures will be up soon.
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