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  1. Scott

    🔷 Open Thread

    When proposed, the Zakim was referred to as the "Son of Scheme Z" in the local media. However an all tunnel plan never got as much consideration as the article seems to imply.
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    "Dirty Old Boston"

    Nice picture but is it of a healthy vibrant urban area? I am not a fan of Urban Renewal but I think we often fetishize the good ole days that weren't.
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    "Dirty Old Boston"

    But despite its design flaws it succeeded as the most vibrant civic space in the city at that time. It was a safe place in the city that you could bring your family for concerts or events. Copley Square was just concrete, Kenmore was crappy and the Common and Esplanade were viewed as places to...
  4. Scott

    New ads?

    It would be nice if he did what Briv didn't do and sell it to be community run, but how could that work? Would he even sell it? It can't be a money maker
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    New ads?

    MANSCAPED Two million men agree... Shop now
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    New ads?

    The other option is to start over again and that could be fun
  7. Scott

    New ads?

    Need to raise a few more loonies to pay the bills
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    Canopy by Hilton (née Haymarket Hotel) | Blackstone St | Parcel 9 | Greenway

    Bricklayers built on Mission Hill when it was a bad neighborhood. Just saying
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    Canopy by Hilton (née Haymarket Hotel) | Blackstone St | Parcel 9 | Greenway

    That's a peculiar example of brick being used creatively on a large building to great effect. There are no examples here IMHO
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    Canopy by Hilton (née Haymarket Hotel) | Blackstone St | Parcel 9 | Greenway

    Real brick should be used for this parcel because of its prominent location. You can actually tell the difference; it just doesn't feel as strong or permanent just like pergo isn't hard wood. However real brick or brick veneer should never be used out of scale. Nothing larger than this or a...
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    Crazy Highway Pitches

    So to finish my crazy pitch: The SE XWay is the biggest impediment to finishing the Harborwalk south of the city and that could also connect to greatly expanded trails and parks along the Neponset River. It would allow the creation of a residential and commercial gateway to the city in Neponset...
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    Crazy Highway Pitches

    I wonder Edit: no, we don't have to wait for friggin flying cars
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    Crazy Highway Pitches

    My crazy highway pitch is a throw back: revive the bay bridge idea and remove the SE Expressway. The idea being to open up coastline in the city. Dorchester actually has miles of coastline, and in actual distance the ocean should be a short walk away. 93 is a blight and cuts off Boston's largest...
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    What are you listening to now?

    I was unintentionally lead astray! Long live Biz Markie. I had an old friend text me about BM this morning and he mentioned the Fat Boys show in Providence that I missed. That video is still one of the greatest things from the 1980s
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    "Dirty Old Boston"

    I actually have some positive memories of the Central Artery and SE Expressway. My father delivered meat out of Newmarket and if I went with him then driving under the artery meant free pizza or a steamed hamburger from Joe and Nemo's. Back then rt. 93 from the south had a lot of interesting...
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    What are you listening to now?

    Biz Markie, Gen X icon passed away
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    "Dirty Old Boston"

    Why can't the already ancient building at center in DTX 1906 get in our hall of fame?
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    Generational Trends in the USA

    The baby boomers borrow money that will saddle their grandchildren in debt. Full disclosure-- I am a proud member of the Gen X and we are not particularly impressed with the boomers or the millennials
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    What I hate about Boston

    I hate that we create a larger amount of tax money for the feds compared to most cities and states yet we have to go begging to fund the T
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    The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

    ^Well then tell us about your many wonderful accomplishments and we will follow your example. Tell us what it was like to be a poor city kid. Tell us how you made it all by yourself?

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