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Old 03-25-2016, 08:05 AM   #41
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Are we really going to bitch about the sign on this building?
Calm down. I was trying to make a friend feel better about misreading the signage. I know this is the internet but you should not get so upset about someone trying to be kind.

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Old 03-25-2016, 08:09 AM   #42
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If half the few people to post on this thread in the past 24 hours cant read what the sign says and thinks it proclaims the very unpalatable name, "The Con" and not "The Icon"... thus, turning people off... that's bad design.
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Yup, this is exactly the point when it comes to graphic design. Graphic design is not like architectural design or art, there is no room for double readings or personal interpretation. If your branding is fractured because on first glance someone see something unintended, than you must go back to the drawing board. It is probably not a bit fix. Just put a vertical line between the "the" and the C to make a stronger implication of an "I".

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Old 03-25-2016, 08:47 AM   #43
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^or, they could call it, simply, "Icon". Although personally, I detest the trend of the last many years where buildings' names consist of nouns without definite articles, suggestive of nightclubs. Adding that definite article makes the name so much more stately.
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Old 03-25-2016, 09:05 AM   #44
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Or they could call it something else because it isn't and will never be an icon, let alone THE Icon.
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Old 03-25-2016, 09:56 AM   #45
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Or they could call it something else because it isn't and will never be an icon, let alone THE Icon.
I vote for 530 Western Avenue.
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Old 03-25-2016, 10:00 AM   #46
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I vote for 530 Western Avenue.
"530 on Western"
"530 on the Charles"
"Riverview on Western"
"Icon Landing"
"Icon Square"
"The 530"
"The Western"
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Old 03-25-2016, 11:21 AM   #47
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"The Best Western"
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Old 04-26-2016, 11:21 AM   #48
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Re: The Icon (née Western Ave Residence) | 530 Western Ave | Brighton

IAG & Public Meeting Tonight:

6:00-7:00 - IAG
7:00-9:00 - Public

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530 WESTERN AVE THIRD PUBLIC MEETING

APR 26, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact Name: Christopher Tracy
Contact Email Address: Christopher.Tracy@Boston.gov
Contact Phone: 617.918.4259
Type: Public Meeting

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Charles River Community Health
495 Western Ave
Brighton, MA 02135

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Third Public Meeting for proposed Large Project in Allston Brighton.

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Old 05-12-2016, 04:20 PM   #49
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APPROVED.

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530 Western Ave. in #Brighton approved by Board: 132 res. units, 17 IDP, retail + parking

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Old 05-13-2016, 09:08 AM   #50
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Re: The Icon (née Western Ave Residence) | 530 Western Ave | Brighton

This seemed like a really quick approval relative to Boston.

edit: thread was created 1/6/16 so maybe not.
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This seemed like a really quick approval relative to Boston.

edit: thread was created 1/6/16 so maybe not.
This one definitely was quick. The BRA is approving projects at a rate of double the speed of last year according to Director Golden last night.
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Old 05-13-2016, 10:18 AM   #52
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This one definitely was quick. The BRA is approving projects at a rate of double the speed of last year according to Director Golden last night.
data, i believe the SST, and Chinese investment therein, was on the agenda last night. Any discussion?
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data, i believe the SST, and Chinese investment therein, was on the agenda last night. Any discussion?
Will answer in SST thread.
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Old 01-12-2017, 10:20 AM   #54
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Re: The Icon (née Western Ave Residence) | 530 Western Ave | Brighton

Please teach me more about Philly's boom. Last time I visited there were huge swaths of abandoned buildings everywhere, and I doubt that's changed much.
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Old 01-17-2017, 09:02 AM   #55
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Demolition of the existing buildings has begun.

Building on the west side of the site





and to the east.



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Old 02-16-2017, 07:55 AM   #56
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Re: The Icon (née Western Ave Residence) | 530 Western Ave | Brighton

This is moving quickly
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Old 02-16-2017, 11:53 AM   #57
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This should be an exciting one to watch over the summer.
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Old 02-25-2017, 08:20 AM   #58
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Old 02-25-2017, 04:25 PM   #59
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Yep,Nothing left I've been driving by that building for 30 years
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Old 02-26-2017, 03:31 AM   #60
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Good riddance.
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