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    Lord & Taylor Site | Prudential Center | Back Bay

    1. I think this would be best for a demo and a rebuild as residential or mixed residential/commercial. However, I have no idea what is underneath this site and whatever other zoning BS or shadow laws would prevent from putting something vertical here. 2. With the above said, I was at the...
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    Common Allbright | 525 Lincoln Street | Allston

    I watched a documentary on this type of wood construction and from a non-engineer, this stuff looks cheap, but is not cheap at all and has supposedly good fire ratings. I also found out 5-over-1 is not called that bc its 5 floors of wood over 1 floor of concrete. It has to do with the wood...
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    NYC Architecture and Development

    So cool to see this area get further developed. However, it is not exactly the most appealing area with the Harlem River on one side and the Major Deegan on the other.
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    Greystar | 35 Garvey Street | Everett

    And from a living perspective, aside from the fancy high rises I have lived in NYC, my first residence when I moved to Minneapolis was a brand new 5-over-1 development - the kind we all cringe over (I literally saw Alucobond branding on panels, etc.) - it was the nicest place I have ever lived...
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    Greystar | 35 Garvey Street | Everett

    If Boston was not one of the most expensive places in the US and on Earth to rent an apartment, largely driven by the scarcity of apartments, I would give more F's that this place is dull and cheap looking. This 5 over 1 stuff is very cost-efficient and if we have to have lots of dull stuff in...
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    Greystar | 35 Garvey Street | Everett

    To the negative aesthetics comments, I know it is not inspiring or exciting, but it is badly needed new housing. These projects might not last 500 years, but while they look cheap, they are fairly well made vs stuff built in the 1970's and 1980's.
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    The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

    @chrisbrat - that first picture tho. 🔥 So hard to imagine that was once a seedy stretch of Causeway with a clunky old El train running through it.
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    Minneapolis | Twin Cities

    I hear your points and as a former Northeasterner. I couldn't believe it myself until I experienced it. 1. Wind - once you leave the northeast, especially Boston, you notice the lack of constant wind. Getting knocked around by the wind and being consistently exposed to it is impactful on...
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    Minneapolis | Twin Cities

    I take a twin cities winter all day over Boston. NYC is a toss-up. Yes, it gets colder here, however, we really have 8 bad weeks - all of January and February (low 20's with a few weeks of daytime highs below zero). December and March are regular cold (~30 degrees). What we do not have here...
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    Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

    I love these pictures that span 1600's era streets with 1800's buildings and as you climb upwards, you have 20th-century buildings and then our present and future gleaming above it all in shimmery glass. So few cities can pull this off.
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    761-793 Boylston Street | Back Bay

    I was thinking it was a Crate and Barrell. I may be wrong or really dating myself in the 15+ years since I left Boston.
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    401 Park Drive (née Landmark Center) | Fenway

    I have heard that converting theaters to non-theater use is a pain, but hey, life science labs!!
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    401 Park Drive (née Landmark Center) | Fenway

    Looks like the Fenway Regal is set to close among dozens of Regal's across the country.
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    Hurley Building Redevelopment | 19 Staniford St | West End

    Boston City Hall voted 4th ugliest building in the world. Good thing it is going away. :LOL:
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    WBZ-TV/CBS Studio Development Project | 1170-2000 Soldiers Field Road | Allston

    I don't mean to height fetish, but this is along a river and not far from the MA Pike on the other side. Why not build tall, sort of a modern co-op City or LIC? I work in life science and get the rabid demand for lab space, but so much of Boston is historically preserved (for good reasons)...
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    Minneapolis | Twin Cities

    Well, like a lot of big cities, MPLS crime is up over 2019 which was a historic low, but over the longer term, it is still incredibly safe. The downtown got pretty bad during and after Covid but has also been slowly coming back to life - not like a Boston, SF or NYC, but much busier. The...
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    Minneapolis | Twin Cities

    Hines is building this mixed-use development on the edge of the hot North Loop area and adjacent to Target Field (MN Twins) and downtown. It has 2 buildings: T3 - 350K ft of office space North Loop Green - 36 stories, 450 apartments (350 lux rentals and 100 short-term). Link to Hines. How...
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    South Station Tower | South Station Air Rights | Downtown

    Coming in late here, but FWIW, I live in the Twin Cities and the Wells Fargo building is really special - up close it is well made, not cheap at all at street level, and from a distance, it looks both classic and modern - and looks great lit up at night (unlike the Capella Tower next door).
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    Allston Yards (Stop and Shop) | 60 Everett St | Allston

    Are you guys skipping winter over there? Looks like fall or spring.
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    EB80 | 80 East Berkeley | South End

    Look at the guy on the bottom right with a hand over his face. I think he looked at the building and threw up in his mouth a little.