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  1. odurandina

    L Street Station Redevelopment (née Old Edison Plant)| 776 Summer Street | South Boston

    l Boston will build about 8,230 units from 2024-2040-- 5,760 of which, will be in Allston/Brighton. 6 units in the North End, 24 in Beacon Hill, 185 in Back Bay, 135 Downtown, 535 in the Fenway, 430 in the MCD, 300 in Chinatown, the rest sprinkled about here and there, 99' buildings will be...
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    i can't figure out how to turn 3d on. haven't had it for a couple of months.
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    Allston Square | 372 Cambridge St | Allston

    Very nice. Hopefully, 7 stories will become routine. Max wood (5 + 1) or 7 should be the bare minimum in every neighborhood.
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    Crazy Transit Pitches

    Cleaned. Ok. i don't believe the part of Back Bay near Storrow Dr about to increase in density very much. i don't see a "DOT Ave" planned for Back Bay. My point is that digging up Beacon St, would be extremely painful, but less disruptive than tearing up Storrow Drive. Why not just do light...
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    🔹 What's Happening With Project X?

    198 Hanover St Piazza on the Greenway? was this ever completed?
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    Eliminate the River Roads?

    ok, with all the construction and height going up in the West End + East Cambridge, i like Storrow Drive staying as it (more than ever). Digging it up for 3~7 yrs would be a lot of pain for the City. So, instead of digging under Storrow Dr for Blue Line heavy rail what about doing this...
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    Crazy Transit Pitches

    i like Storrow Drive just the way it is. Digging it up for 3~7 yrs would be a lot of pain for the City. ...So, instead of digging under Storrow Dr for Blue Line heavy rail to BU area/Harvard Square, what about just installing a light rail subway under Charles/Beacon St/s, and extending the Green...
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    How would you describe/characterize the current build cycle??

    don't know if this's been posted before; prolly has....
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    While we're at it, should we encourage all the 3 day a week workers to get outa here and move to Leominster, Grafton, Sutton, Webster, ect??
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    The Boston "what if" thread

    What if Boston ignored the nimby's and just built several (not a lot) of 420' apartment towers built them all over the place.... Columbus Ctr, Fenway Ctr tower, Tremont Crossing 2, Dudley Sq, 1 Kenmore, 125 Lincoln St, ect like Seattle, Vancouver, Miami & Philly does-- Would there be blowback??
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    Suffolk Downs Redevelopment | East Boston

    No, this is wrong. You can't have wood construction above 85' period. Bad enough we use wood at all. But, we probably would do much better (in terms of loss of life and property) if we forced F ratings through all residential buildings old and new above and below 75', everything firestopped per...
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    Eliminate the River Roads?

    Ya think? Sorry, but we need both. Not either/ or. (satire/not intended to offend). Like i was telling Robert Moses: "Dump the Henry Hudson..... and Triborough Expressway while you're at it." Chicago should dump Lakeshore Dr.
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    Suffolk Downs Redevelopment | East Boston

    Sim City my ass. Massachusetts will never solve its housing crisis building the way it does.
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    Hancock of the day...

    Intake vents... The huge inertia/mass dampeners are on the 58th floor.
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    Suffolk Downs Redevelopment | East Boston

    In Boston the religion has been to clear and develop humongous parcels of land as rapidly as possible, and set zoning that usually never (or barely) allows increased density over time. PRU, West End, NY Streets DOWNTOWN.... It's like this all over the City. One possible reason? A vacant lot is...
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    Haymarket Hotel | Blackstone St | Parcel 9 | Greenway

    Must be the longest foreplay for over-indulged, underwhelming infill in world history. Unfortunately, there have been numerous other examples.
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    Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

    1. i don't understand the minutia as to why/how up/down construction is really faster. That's inscrutable. 2. You install piles all the way up to the top of the basement? That's a bit confusing, but i can almost grasp the concept. 3. Why would you want to dig a hole around so many obstructions...
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    Bulfinch Crossing | Congress Street Garage | West End

    That glass thing next to 1 Canal is sure to raise a smile w/ The Northender Flat Earthers across the way.