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    321 Harrison Ave | South End

    I know this is a bit of a tangent, but on that topic, you could absolutely get from the Harrison Ave bridge over the Pike to the Greenway, with minimal additional construction: Creating a footbridge from Harrison to the tip of the triangular "island", and then gently sloping down to grade...
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    Providence developments

    PBN: I-195 district development continues through coronavirus pandemic Highlights: Aloft Hotel, adjacent to the Wexford Innovation Center/Point225: groundbreaking event canceled but construction has continued, site work is completed and the foundation is under construction. Parcel 30/Chestnut...
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    Providence developments

    The Providence City Plan Commission approved construction of a 61-unit apartment building in Fox Point, replacing 99-101 Gano St. Per PBN: (Images from the PDF on the CPC website)
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    Air Rights (writ-large) Thread

    Out of everything in there, I think this stuck out to me the most (blame OCD): I have wondered for YEARS why Boston has never done that.
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    Providence East Side Railroad Tunnel

    As a frequent user of this station, I'm completely on board with these ideas and think they make a lot of sense. My question is - is any of this even being considered by RIDOT, RIPTA, Amtrak, etc? From what I can see, everyone is taking steps that either bake in the existing station location...
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    Providence East Side Railroad Tunnel

    I've previously mused about potential things that could be done if you could get a train into the ESRT western portal. Besides alternative, straighter connection North to the NEC, I think there's a lot of opportunity for RI to make some connections South to Bristol, Fall River, and Newport.
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    Crazy Transit Pitches

    Last year I saw someone flash a Zone Monthly CharlieCard to the driver of a RIPTA R-Line at Providence Station and be allowed to board. After failing to find any information on their website, I emailed RIPTA customer service to inquire about their policy. This led to a frankly Kafka-esque series...
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    Reasonable Transit Pitches

    Idea: add a new infill Green Line (C and D) stop at the Lansdowne Commuter Rail Station. Lansdowne (formerly Yawkey) Station is smack-dab between Kenmore and Fenway (D)/St. Mary's St. (C) stations. Many LMA-area employees take the Worcester Line to and from work, and while this is a reasonable...
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    Providence developments

    Based on that description, it sounds like it'll be replacing the parking lot and small retail buildings near the center of this image, and not the large parking garage. EDIT: Some more information, including a... "rendering"...?
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    Providence Construction

    Small building under construction on Hope St., between Waterman and Fones Alley. Google Maps shows it used to be half grassy lot, half parking lot.
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    South Station Tower | South Station Air Rights | Downtown

    kmp1284's statement is very reasonable, however, because both South Station and the Pike carry commuters largely from the West & South West. Creating delays in both at once will exacerbate issues for the same commuting population, as opposed to (i.e.) the Allston work being done at the same time...
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    Providence Construction

    We have two Providence threads and I'm not quite sure how they differ... but since this is construction-related, I'll post this here. Construction is wrapping up on the new courthouse parking garage. I know parking gets a lot of complaints, but this is a proactive move by the City as they're...
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    Prudential Tower Observatory Closure & Renovation | 800 Boylston St | Back Bay

    Is there any chance at all of that making a return? I know the owners don't want to and have gutted the space, but back in 2014 Marty Walsh said "This is the first time it's been brought to my attention, and I'll look into it." I'd also love for there to be fewer restrictions on visiting the...
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    MBTA Commuter Rail (Operations, Keolis, & Short Term)

    These were installed around 8pm last night and running as of this morning. Thoughts? The resolution looked fine and I guess it's an upgrade from the previous boards, but it seems like these are basically designed to be flexible enough to show ads when there isn't a boarding train. This means...
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    South Station Tower | South Station Air Rights | Downtown

    In the Construction Sequence video, at around 0:55, it labels the "Tower Super Columns / Transfer Truss" attached to the tower foundations.