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Old 01-13-2018, 02:49 PM   #3021
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Re: Seaport Square (Formerly McCourt Seaport Parcels)

Look Ma! I can CAPITALIZE random WORDS in MY sentences TOO.

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Our City gave away the SEAPORT to corporations instead of promoting the land for the public.
What does this even mean? Unless you think the entire seaport should be a park then some corporation was going to develop it eventually no matter what.

Vertex acted as a catalyst for getting people to pay attention to the Seaport. I think getting Vertex in the Seaport was primarily about marketing the seaport as the up and coming STEM hot spot that would compete with Kendall. Before that it was a stodgy court house, Fidelity, John Hancock, the convention center and that stupid other building I can never remember.
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Old 01-13-2018, 03:39 PM   #3022
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Why the hell does Rifle have to pollute every forum with complaints about tax breaks from 5 years ago. He's like a broken record.

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Old 01-15-2018, 08:54 AM   #3023
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Look Ma! I can CAPITALIZE random WORDS in MY sentences TOO.

What does this even mean? Unless you think the entire seaport should be a park then some corporation was going to develop it eventually no matter what.

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Plain and Simple. Let the markets work themselves out supply and demand. For the right price we would have seen plenty of investors take a risk to build their so called dream for what Boston Seaport should be.
Instead we only enriched a handful of Corporations on priceless land. Now look at Boston and the surrounding areas. YOU NEED TO BE A MILLIONAIRE to move to these areas or a tribe of 25 Immigrants to a 2 family home might cover it.

Our elected leaders should have only been focused on TRANSIT, and what works to make our city easy access.

Remember all taxpayers around this country had a stake in Boston since the FED and the STATE pony'ed up 15 Billion in tax dollars for so called BIG DIG. It's pretty fucked up when the FEDS had to step in that's how much corruption was coming out of Mass when that money was sloshing around.

YES.........Taxpayers money, and Politics for some reason influence the architecture in Boston. Don't blame me. Blame your so called leaders. That is why their is so much mention of this on this site. The entire Seaport layout and design, and architecture was based on Taxpayers incentives Not only that it was ALL OPEN SPACE it wasn't like we had to knock down above parking garages that make millions in profits.

Just look at what happened to Winthrop Garage original proposal. That's an old school swindle deal on prime property by a very well politically connected group of scum. The old switcheroo. Present something good for the public then build the cheapest and fastest development to unload on the public.

Millennium Partners---Priceless group of losers. Take some accountability in San Fran.
Bottomline: Nothing but bad deals from our politicans.
Liberty Mutual was one of the worst ones. Great Building but seriously bad deal.
Vertex--Bad deal
JPM---BAD deal
GE--BAD deal

Then the ex-Menino Adminstration has the balls to create BID tax? Lets create another tax on the successful businesses downtown to subsidize those developments so we can get more votes from the Unions.

Wake UP

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Old 01-15-2018, 09:31 AM   #3024
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Nope, wrong. I'm not a millionaire and lived in Seaport for several years. How can you call GE a bad deal when it hasn't even played out yet?

Supply and demand? Did you miss econ class? The Seaport is the definition of supply and demand. The free market has determined the prices which developers are willing to pay. Sorry, if you want a socialistic market where we all get a piece of the pie, go somewhere else.
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Old 01-17-2018, 12:17 AM   #3025
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Not sure if these belong here but here's the steps leading from Farnsworth Street up to Seaport Sq.



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Old 01-17-2018, 10:19 AM   #3026
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I'm interested to see how this looks in the summertime with grass and trees, etc.
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Old 02-05-2018, 12:12 AM   #3027
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They have demolished the ticket booths at the Blue Hills Pavilion. Not sure what the replacement will be.

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Old 02-05-2018, 09:19 AM   #3028
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I've seen this construction. Any idea what they are doing to the Pavillion?
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Old 02-08-2018, 08:03 AM   #3029
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