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Old 05-08-2010, 09:12 PM   #21
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Don't forget you have the right to go to the top of the Custom House at 10:00 AM and 4:00 everyday, weather permitting. Don't let the Marriott staff try to disuade you.
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:35 PM   #22
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Would you expect them to?
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Old 05-09-2010, 12:47 PM   #23
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It might cause them extra effort, as the elevator requires a plastic-card room key to activate at most times.
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:12 AM   #24
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I might of posted these somewhere before? the view from the top
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Old 05-21-2010, 01:40 PM   #25
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I actually really like the bubble effect in pic #3!
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Old 07-03-2011, 01:07 PM   #26
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Have never seen photo of Tower under construction, circa 1913-1915.



http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:52 PM   #27
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Why is this being allowed?



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Old 08-08-2011, 09:36 AM   #28
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It isn't like people are using that space.
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:52 AM   #29
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That entrance is not open anyways.
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:25 PM   #30
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It isn't like people are using that space.
That doesn't matter...is that a fire hazard or violation of some fire regulation having the stairs blocked like that?
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:31 PM   #31
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I don't see how -- the stairs aren't actually blocked.
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:45 PM   #32
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They just prefer to have people enter via the entry vestibules at the base (which get keycarded off after hours), rather than climbing the big stairs. Using those massive doors would just be rather ridiculous and a great amount of money would have to go their upkeep.

I can't remember if those doors even have EXIT signage.
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Old 08-08-2011, 11:28 PM   #33
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They just prefer to have people enter via the entry vestibules at the base (which get keycarded off after hours), rather than climbing the big stairs. Using those massive doors would just be rather ridiculous and a great amount of money would have to go their upkeep.

I can't remember if those doors even have EXIT signage.
If they don't have signage...someone is in deep trouble. They have to have them clearly marked and lit as an exit even if it's not the main exit from the building.

And regarding the cars...per http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_D..._tcm3-4039.pdf in section 11.07 they can't be there- they are right at the bottom of hte stairs where the stairs meet hte street blocking egress. Even if it is only a secondary exit, they still do not belong there.
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Old 08-08-2011, 11:59 PM   #34
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My point was more aesthetic than safety. Its a public sidewalk. Cars shouldnt be there.

As for the heavy doors, on the inside, theyre marked as emergency ecit only.
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:21 AM   #35
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My point was more aesthetic than safety. Its a public sidewalk. Cars shouldnt be there.

As for the heavy doors, on the inside, theyre marked as emergency ecit only.
This and Pemberton Square should have cars outlawed...simply no place for them on the small plazas.
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:56 AM   #36
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This and Pemberton Square should have cars outlawed...simply no place for them on the small plazas.
This. But Center Plaza effectively deadens Pemberton anyways.
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:10 AM   #37
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This. But Center Plaza effectively deadens Pemberton anyways.
Original plans were for it to be tree lined park to go the back of Center Plaza, court officials killed that idea and made it their personal parking lot. A couple of decent sized trees in front of the courthouse would make all the difference but they "need" their spaces
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This. But Center Plaza effectively deadens Pemberton anyways.
I personally like the center plaza building, but i wonder if removing part of it and building a high rise that allows a wide opening to Pemberton Square might not be a big improvement for the area.
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I personally like the center plaza building, but i wonder if removing part of it and building a high rise that allows a wide opening to Pemberton Square might not be a big improvement for the area.
It depends on which of the buildings it is built on...One and Two wouldn't look as good as putting it at Three where it can blend in with the the other buildings nearby.
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Removing part of center plaza 3 and adding a high rise section, perhaps on both sections will open up views of the Adams Courthouse.
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