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  1. datadyne007

    TEMPORARY Aquarium Garage Thread

    Not sure if we're ready yet to reopen the main thread, but just FTR here is the original thread URL. Dumping it here because it's impossible to find; took me 15 minutes. https://archboston.com/community/threads/aquarium-parking-garage-redevelopment-waterfront-downtown.936/
  2. datadyne007

    Station Landing | Wellington Circle | Medford

    Is it though? Boston is the destination, not Encore. Encore is an attraction in Boston, not a destination. No one is coming to Boston specifically for a mediocre Encore experience. Encore is something you do on a free night you have in Boston. I highly doubt people are traveling to Boston to go...
  3. datadyne007

    Whittier Choice Neighborhood | 1158 Tremont Street | Roxbury

    Just fantastic what Brent Toderian calls "missing middle" housing.
  4. datadyne007

    Station Landing | Wellington Circle | Medford

    Huh. Very interesting massing and siting/proximities. They really should try to enclose that whole parking lot from the street. This is smart infill and desperately-needed program. More keys near transit can never hurt!
  5. datadyne007

    New Red and Orange Line Cars

    They are an accessibility requirement to help visually impaired people find the doors.
  6. datadyne007

    MassMutual | 10 Fan Pier Blvd | Fan Pier Parcel E | Seaport

    I asked in a Facebook comment and a S&F guy verified there were no caissons placed. This is just a mat slab. Yes, there are subgrade pumping systems for the parking garage in all these buildings.
  7. datadyne007

    MassMutual | 10 Fan Pier Blvd | Fan Pier Parcel E | Seaport

    20 stories... no piles, no caissons... just wild right next to the Harbor. They really are gonna float this thing on a mat slab.
  8. datadyne007

    MassMutual | 10 Fan Pier Blvd | Fan Pier Parcel E | Seaport

    S&F is pouring the 2800 yard mat slab today:
  9. datadyne007

    New Northeastern Dorm | 840 Columbus Ave | Northeastern University

    I really like the massing and facade of this. It still manages to look tall even with the horizontal spandrels at each floor plate because the proportion of the volumes are dominant in the vertical.
  10. datadyne007

    Regional Rail (RUR) & North-South Rail Link (NSRL)

    This, exactly. Regional Rail is not dependent upon NSRL, but NSRL is dependent upon Regional Rail.
  11. datadyne007

    General Electric HQ (Necco Buildings Reno) | 244-284 A Street | Fort Point

    I have no idea where Fort Pointer got this, but this is apparently the revised proposal... I really like it.
  12. datadyne007

    Regional Rail (RUR) & North-South Rail Link (NSRL)

    This is incorrect. The fourth (and originally last) resolution IS related to this. It resolves to immediately report this board vote to the legislature so they can approve the bond bill and its provisions including legalizing P3 procurement for the MBTA (they currently cannot under MGL) which...
  13. datadyne007

    Hurley Building Redevelopment | 19 Staniford St | West End

    He's not kidding, that's literally how Rudolph's corduroy concrete was done: No. The staircases are wildly non-code compliant. They would need at least one, probably 2, center handrails and the tread depth, nosings and risers would all be non-compliant.
  14. datadyne007

    Hurley Building Redevelopment | 19 Staniford St | West End

    I'm coming around to tearing down the Hurley today. The initial shock has worn off. The Lindemann is more architecturally significant anyway, imho. We get some density/housing, restored grid (hopefully), mixed uses, active streetscape and we still get to appreciate the Lindemann. I'd be more...
  15. datadyne007

    Hurley Building Redevelopment | 19 Staniford St | West End

    Rather than destroying it, they should be calling Bruner/Cott or designLAB in to add some glass and do a strategic reworking of the ground level spaces ala BU Law Tower (Sert) or UMD Carney Library (Rudolph) to enhance the characteristics of the brutalism, rather than erase them. There ARE ways...
  16. datadyne007

    Regional Rail (RUR) & North-South Rail Link (NSRL)

    Not officially from the State. It's been hard enough just to get them to electrification and better frequencies. The key to our Regional Rail concept is a phased approach and doing what is feasible now, in the midterm and future. Our original Regional Rail report had a throwaway image in the...
  17. datadyne007

    Regional Rail (RUR) & North-South Rail Link (NSRL)

    I'm agnostic on the Quakes, so it's a GIF I enjoy using every so often.

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