Recent content by Hubman

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    Supertall "Flagpole of Freedom" in Maine

    The owner of a wreath company wants to build a 1400-foot flagpole-shaped building with an observation deck on top and a monument with the name of every veteran ever in Maine:
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    General Boston Discussion

    In case anyone was wondering, Google Earth just updated its imagery for Boston, including new Lechmere Station, the Red Bridge and the new State St tower.
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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    It looks like it would have been woefully easy to install fare gates here. The current (albeit temporary) validation system is atrocious. I wonder if the city can extract station improvement money from any future developers in the immediate area.
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    Green Line Type 10 Procurement

    I don't know if this is the place to ask this, but what's the chance that the new GL cars could be incorporated into 3 or 4 car trains in the near future? I know that they stopped them few years back to due "reliability" issues- could the new trains solve those problems/
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    MXD II (Google Kendall) | 325 Main St. | Kendall Square | Cambridge

    Glass reminds me of the Lever House in NYC.
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    MXD Residential Tower | 135 Broadway | Kendall Square

    Can we please pray to God this isn't fucked up and turned into another 250' blob? I'm actually amazed someone is planning to build something like this, it looks like it belongs in a city!
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    Union Square D2.1 | 10 Prospect Street | Somerville

    2/13 Spotted behind the site near the Royal Hospitality buildings:
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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    Platform covered during the snow day:
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    New Red and Orange Line Cars

    How many of these things are in service now on the OL? I rode on a new train the other day, and passed 2 others going in the opposite direction, so presumably at least 3 trains worth
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    Assembly Sq <-> Casino Footbridge

    Just out of curiosity, what kinds of boats traverse the dam frequently? I can't imagine any commercial vessels making it that far up the river and I don't know of any regularly-scheduled pleasure or sightseeing boats that run on the Mystic.
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    MBTA Bus & BRT

    A perfect world would see high level, fair-controlled platforms with full, built out stations covering the center bus lanes, but this is clearly impossible without a massive overhaul of the MBTA's fleet.
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    MBTA Bus & BRT

    Is there any chance of this going the extra step from what we have at Columbus Avenue and becoming "gold standard" brt, like what was proposed for 28x? It would be amazing to have built-out prepayment stations, although it seems unlikely given the present proposal.
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    "Dirty Old Boston"

    In the first photo, what is the squat, staggered building sitting in the vacant expanse of land in between the North Station RR tracks and the Green Line El?
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    MBTA Bus & BRT

    How high are the curb "platforms" on these stops? They appear to be a little higher than usual, and if they provide for level boarding with the busses, that would be amazing- and another step towards true BRT.
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    🔷 Open Thread

    FYI: Google Earth has updated the 3d imagery to reflect changes current to a few months ago.