Recent content by shmessy

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    Visiting Boston - what arch & U/C spots to see

    Ah, you meant the nomenclature. Gotcha.
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    "Dirty Old Boston"

    Whatever. You have an agenda. I'm just talking cold, hard (yes, heartless) economics. Boston was a backwater and going downhill in 1950 - BEFORE the "attempted murder". No amount of lipstick will turn 1950 Boston into something that looks better than it is now. You are romantacizing a...
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    155 North Beacon Street | Brighton

    Am I correct that this is the current Cort Furniture Center?,-71.1463342,3a,75y,345.41h,86.94t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1snPg2xJN1UVLSBzUankg8wA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192 If so, this is a nice upgrade and perfectly contextual here. I was concerned until I found the...
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    "Dirty Old Boston"

    Yeah and the horse population of Boston was far greater in 1876. As I said, the apples to apples comparison of the economic health of a city is not population counts from manual labor eras. Evidently, you want to discuss social issues. That's a different realm. Not saying it is unimportant...
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    The St Regis Residences (former Whiskey Priest site) | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

    I agree. The experience of people reacting from within a city are more important to me than that of folks who are far away with binoculars. A city from afar is only a cool idea. It isn't felt. A city at street level is a living thing. Boston's dynamic is so much better than Dubai's...
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    North Station, Charles River Draw, & Tower A

    From your lips to God's ears.........
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    "Dirty Old Boston"

    Let's not move the goalposts. DBM was taking about 1970 until 2020. 1950 was pre-Rock n' Roll, pre-suburbanization - - hell the Brooklyn Dodger and Boston Braves still existed and less than 8% of the population had a television set. The 20 years between 1950-1970 were probably the most...
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    Visiting Boston - what arch & U/C spots to see

    I agree. Hey Sprngh20, give it a shot. You'll be impressed by Pier Park I and the future plans for a II and III. It truly is one of the most fundamental transformations of the city. And the views are to die for.
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    MBTA Bus & BRT

    Hyperbole much?
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    "Dirty Old Boston"

    It really does all come down to the universities. Just look at DBM's eye opening population change list in post #313. Balto (Hopkins), Pitt (Carnegie-Mellon) and Cleve (Case Western) all have 1 really top world class university and a couple of good ones. They've lost 35%-50% Philly is a...
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    "Dirty Old Boston"

    To each their own.
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    Infrastructure for Personal Electric Vehicles (non-autonomous) in Boston

    Or just ban individually owned and stored vehicles within cities. On-demand only. Car storage depots around beltways. Think of the trillions in real estate dollars that opens up. Think of the trillions of dollars of human hours saved from traffic jams. Money talks. This is coming. 2035...
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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    That video…….Huzzah and Laud!!!! Watching that, what is going to be even more striking, within 5-10 years, is how much that desolate area around those tracks/bridge will change. Can’t wait to see the blossoming.
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    Encore Boston Harbor Casino | 1 Broadway | Everett

    Hopefully, by 2035 there aren’t anything called “garages” or “on street parking” within cities. On-demand A.I. Pods, baby!!!!
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    The Ropewalk | 5th Street | Charlestown Navy Yard

    Yeah, looks like something Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman are trying to escape.