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Old 09-24-2006, 08:11 AM   #21
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I`m sure he means Comm Ave with people jockeying to beat the lights while avoiding cars and trucks double parked on the right or turning left over the tracks.
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Old 09-25-2006, 10:50 AM   #22
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I'm sad to see some of the grand elms on Comm Ave are declining and slowly dieing. Neglect and poor care has its consequences.
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Old 09-25-2006, 07:00 PM   #23
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No matter how much they do it always seems to look the same.
Well in defense of "they" not a whole lot has been done, yet.
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Old 10-07-2006, 03:32 PM   #24
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No major changes yet. Some water pipes seem to move around, sidewalks have random holes and so on.

Theres also work going on around Bladford street, inbound. Thats not pictured. The major work there is in front of the Morse Auditorium at BU (Across from Blandford street T stop)

Heres the main part
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Old 10-08-2006, 04:05 PM   #25
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Well in defense of "they" not a whole lot has been done, yet.
I've watched them pecking away at this stretch of Comm. Ave. for decades.

Do you remember, for example, when the Green Line had neither Jersey barriers, nor iron fences, nor stations? I guess it was a streetcar then; now it's light rail.

But basically it's all the same...
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Old 10-08-2006, 04:37 PM   #26
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Well in defense of "they" not a whole lot has been done, yet.
I've watched them pecking away at this stretch of Comm. Ave. for decades.

Do you remember, for example, when the Green Line had neither Jersey barriers, nor iron fences, nor stations? I guess it was a streetcar then; now it's light rail.

But basically it's all the same...
You mean like the Blandford street stop, among a few others?

Just a slab of concrete with a faded yellow line.


Also, yesterday I observed something interesting. On the inbound side, they have a large pipe running between the sidewalk and the road. Halfway down the block, people are asked to move from the sidewalk onto the road, over the pipe.

Except the pipe is too large for wheelchairs, so this guy had to go all the way back, and then roll along the street, with the cars, to make it down the street. Not very safe.
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Old 10-10-2006, 07:50 PM   #27
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Well in defense of "they" not a whole lot has been done, yet.
I've watched them pecking away at this stretch of Comm. Ave. for decades.

Do you remember, for example, when the Green Line had neither Jersey barriers, nor iron fences, nor stations? I guess it was a streetcar then; now it's light rail.

But basically it's all the same...
Agreed. They've been pecking away, this is actually a vision that focuses on creating a better pedestrian environment by narrowing lanes. Nothing too special but necessary.
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Old 10-28-2006, 06:15 PM   #28
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Blandford street construction, as of Oct 26

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Old 10-29-2006, 10:45 AM   #29
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I know nobody likes it, but... dang, that B.U. skyscraper is nice! Is it still the law school?
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Old 10-29-2006, 01:03 PM   #30
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I know nobody likes it, but... dang, that B.U. skyscraper is nice! Is it still the law school?
Yes it is, and Im going to side with the "its incredibly ugly" people
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Old 10-29-2006, 01:38 PM   #31
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... eh, i like it as well; yes, its incredibly ugly, in much the same way the pru is as well, but, like the pru, its well proportioned....
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Old 10-29-2006, 03:10 PM   #32
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It needs to survive another twenty years unaltered, and then we'll all be cooing over it. They'll restore it to better than new and spend more than it cost to build it. The National Trust will give them an award.
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Old 10-30-2006, 08:48 AM   #33
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I personally refer to the BU law school as the "Ministry of Truth" it is so grim and alienating.
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Old 10-30-2006, 01:14 PM   #34
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There has been a lot of talk over the years of tearing it down or refacing it. I actually like it. It does a better job with brutalism than city hall does.
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Old 10-30-2006, 01:36 PM   #35
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A lot of people seem to hate this building, but it has never bothered me.
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Old 10-30-2006, 03:13 PM   #36
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The "Law Tower" is my favorite Sert in Boston...If you've gotta hate on the guy, there's more "offensive" stuff across the river...
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Old 10-31-2006, 05:59 PM   #37
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^ Stands like a sentinel beside the river. Very iconic, even totemic.
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Old 01-02-2007, 06:50 PM   #38
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Things are still a mess..



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Old 01-02-2007, 08:16 PM   #39
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^BU may move quickly with its projects, but Boston sure doesn't! Has anything changed this month from last???
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Old 01-02-2007, 08:18 PM   #40
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^BU may move quickly with its projects, but Boston sure doesn't! Has anything changed this month from last???
No, they havent even started on the actual street. All the construction has been on the sidewalk, moving water pipes and so on. Thats why I stopped my updates. Theres movement yes...but in pictures it means not much.
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