archBOSTON.org

Go Back   archBOSTON.org > Miscellaneous > General

General Misc. topics.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-15-2018, 08:05 AM   #1
mass88
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,782
One Project, Only One

If you could have one project done in Boston, what would it be? Just one. Doesn't matter if it's a transit project, a new building, a refurb of an existing building, a new park, bike lanes on a particular street, etc.
mass88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2018, 10:37 AM   #2
tysmith95
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: North Shore
Posts: 2,109
Re: One Project, Only One

NSRL
tysmith95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2018, 03:58 PM   #3
stefalarchitect
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 350
Re: One Project, Only One

A redo at city hall/"urban revitalization." I know you could consider this to be 3 different "projects," but...

1) Demolish 1,2, and 3 Center Plaza, offsetting the lost office space with a high rise on the north end of that parcel, next to the current courthouse, which would be retrofitted into city hall offices. Establish a new plaza in front of the new city hall and office tower.
2) Fill in City Hall Plaza, redo/demo JFK, refurb current city hall with public/civic space and retail on the lower floors and, as we've discussed elsewhere, BAC classrooms, lecture halls, and studios in the upper levels, and filling the rest with some leased office space
3) Fill in the state service center block with mid and high rises, possibly putting the lost square footage of federal offices and court space in there, or just regular mixed use residences/offices.

In total, probably $5 billion+
stefalarchitect is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2018, 06:50 AM   #4
Scott
Senior Member
 
Scott's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 584
Re: One Project, Only One

Storrow in a tunnel
Scott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2018, 08:30 AM   #5
TheRifleman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Boston
Posts: 4,296
Re: One Project, Only One

Transit——rapid energy efficient hard-rail expansion underneath the city to the suburbs.
TheRifleman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 03:40 PM   #6
KentXie
Senior Member
 
KentXie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Fenway
Posts: 3,728
Re: One Project, Only One

One tower taller than the JHT so height fetishists can shut up.
KentXie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 04:41 PM   #7
dhawkins
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: boston area
Posts: 8
Re: One Project, Only One

Silver line under D-street
dhawkins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 05:59 PM   #8
bakgwailo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 687
Re: One Project, Only One

Real silver line as it was envisioned - from Dudley (or even Mattapan Square) directly to the airport as rail.
bakgwailo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 08:52 PM   #9
statler
Moderator
 
statler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Approaching a City
Posts: 7,436
Re: One Project, Only One

Quote:
Originally Posted by KentXie View Post
One tower taller than the JHT so height fetishists can shut up.
Oh sweet summer child....
statler is online now   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 09:24 PM   #10
vanshnookenraggen
Moderator
 
vanshnookenraggen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New York City
Posts: 6,149
Re: One Project, Only One

Quote:
Originally Posted by tysmith95 View Post
NSRL
Honestly this. Nothing else has the capacity to change how the region gets around and where people choose to live based on their commute. There are many other smaller projects that would improve the subways but NSRL would go beyond Boston.
__________________
http://www.vanshnookenraggen.com | http://futurembta.com | http://hyperrealcartography.tumblr.com
brivx: well, my philosophy is: as designers, we make a good theater, we dont direct the play
vanshnookenraggen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's Happening With Project X? statler Development Projects 1173 Yesterday 05:49 AM
Poll: The Next Big Project vanshnookenraggen Transit and Infrastructure 96 12-18-2014 08:20 AM
Next big highway project? PaulC Transit and Infrastructure 240 07-11-2014 09:54 AM
Hooksett Project ($500,000,000) M. Brown Greater New England 14 10-30-2010 03:11 PM
128 Project mass88 Transit and Infrastructure 32 10-12-2008 12:16 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.