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Old 12-04-2018, 04:26 PM   #141
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Re: General Boston Discussion.

i moved this from the Bones of Boston thread;

Five plans that would’ve changed the face of Boston

https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine...81H/story.html


Globe is also running a story today about the Razing of the West End....

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/20...pyH/story.html
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:27 AM   #142
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i moved this from the Bones of Boston thread;

Five plans that would’ve changed the face of Boston

https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine...81H/story.html


Globe is also running a story today about the Razing of the West End....

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/20...pyH/story.html
The Inner Belt, NW Xway and SW Xway would today be traffic clogged nightmares. Besides, cancelling them freed up funds to build the Orange Line in the SW corridor, and the Red Line to Alewife. Also, the Inner Belt and NW Xway would have made most of Cambridge into another Dallas TX.

The City Hall Plaza proposal is okay, but doesn't go far enough, Tearing down the whole damn thing and redeveloping the entire GC area is what's needed.
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Old 12-05-2018, 03:00 PM   #143
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The Inner Belt, NW Xway and SW Xway would today be traffic clogged nightmares. Besides, cancelling them freed up funds to build the Orange Line in the SW corridor, and the Red Line to Alewife. Also, the Inner Belt and NW Xway would have made most of Cambridge into another Dallas TX.

The City Hall Plaza proposal is okay, but doesn't go far enough, Tearing down the whole damn thing and redeveloping the entire GC area is what's needed.
Wasn't the entire Braintree Line part of that funding, too?
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Old 12-06-2018, 12:13 AM   #144
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Wasn't the entire Braintree Line part of that funding, too?
The Quincy branch opened in 1971, but the expressways were cancelled in 1972, so the Quincy extension would not have been funded from the cancelled expressways. The extension to Braintree came later, in 1980, long past the time the surplus funding form the expressways would have been available.
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We need an Official Business Thread

for all the Fortune 500 snubs.....

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business....html#comments
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