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Old 08-10-2012, 01:20 AM   #2361
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Mass Ave bridge is chopped in half on Google Maps today:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Mass+...on+St&t=m&z=16

This is happening alot lately.

The other day, route 24 between 128 and 495 disappeared entirely. No matter what level I zooming in on, just *poof*, gone!
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:32 AM   #2362
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:16 AM   #2363
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:32 AM   #2364
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:38 AM   #2365
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I'm new to this forum and really enjoy reading all the different posts. I would really like to see a thread on metro boston forming a two tier regional government, maybe everything inside 128 loop would become boston metro and have one unified city counsil and police/fire school department but keep each community is it's own sort of bourough. Kind of what london has. I would really like to see what people think about that and if it would save the region money , more or less curruption . I know back in 1912 the state wantyed to do this but obviously failed.
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:43 AM   #2366
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I really think it would also help our region as a whole instead of every community fighting for themself like revere hurting lynn by building on the RR row and sort of nimby crap that goes on.. We are one region i feel we should be represented as one and unfied as a whole.. the problem is that towns like newton/brookline would hate this because they have more wealthy residence who wont want to be paying for people in lynn or chelsea and the inner city communites wont want this because it will brakje up there local power structure but i think it is exactly what boston needs to grow into the 21 century...
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:28 AM   #2367
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The smaller independent systems of local government are a means of preventing wide-scale corruption. Many of the residents in surrounding communities fled Boston, and cities in general, in the past because of crummy government. If such a scheme was forced through without consent, something which I don't think could ever be attained, people would get up and relocate outside the new metro government's sphere of influence; just as they did with the previous city governments.
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:42 PM   #2368
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Why does CTBUH exist?

As far as I can tell their only raison d'etre is to 'settle' debates among skyscraper nerds.

Do they serve any useful purpose?
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:49 PM   #2369
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what is CTBUH?
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:50 PM   #2370
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Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

I think I'm going to start the CSTCSS (Council on Star Trek Captains and Star Ships) and settle this Kirk/Picard, OS/TNG debate once and for all.
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:23 PM   #2371
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RIP Johnny Pesky. Too bad he passed away during one of the worst Red Sox season in recent memory.
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:05 PM   #2372
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Sox players haven't always been classy, but Pesky certainly was. Sad to hear of his passing.
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:36 PM   #2373
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"Inadequate rail system". SimCity nails it.

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Old 08-16-2012, 08:04 AM   #2374
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:28 PM   #2375
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Why does CTBUH exist?

As far as I can tell their only raison d'etre is to 'settle' debates among skyscraper nerds.

Do they serve any useful purpose?
CTBUH is a fantastic resource for those in the industry of high rise construction design/engineering, and exists to spread technical information on state of the industry and best practices. Its journal is a really interesting read.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:09 AM   #2376
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The Fairmont Copley was built in 1912 too?

Jesus, the 1912 Bostonians were on their game.
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Boston really seems to have lost its mojo after WWI. Damn Kaiser.
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I'd have said "Damned Churchill and the Admiralty". We had no national interest at stake in entering that war. We were duped. We'd have done better continuing to sell arms to all sides, letting the exhausted Germans win. It wasn't the "end of the world" or "end of democracy" when they won in 1866 and 1870.
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:23 PM   #2379
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True, but we might have had to deal with French Nazis.
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:26 PM   #2380
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https://maps.google.com/maps?q=dugwa...73.86,,0,11.69

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=dugwa...58.22,,0,11.47

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=dugwa...07.81,,0,19.21

The hell is this? A Google car taking pictures of another Google car?
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