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    Middlesex County Courthouse Redevelopment | 40 Thorndike St | East Cambridge

    Stick -- in keeping with medical-architectural terminology fusion: thankfully it wasn't a Facade-ectomy and even more thankful it wasn't a Facade-graft -- where they took the worst [the prison level] and grew enough of it in a petri dish to cover the whole rest of the tower
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    761-793 Boylston Street | Back Bay

    Great find BronsonShore -- I always enjoy when people can find "lost Boston" pix A lot of things were different in the Back Bay about 100 years ago -- there were still a couple of stables on Newbury Street
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    South Station Tower | South Station Air Rights | Downtown

    Some good points about structure, finances and the FAA I suspect that the stuff shown in yellow and green [aka phases 2 and 3 of development] is basically a place holder About when the tower is rising we might get an NPC telling us about what the developer will be aiming to build next...
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    The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

    budman3 Interesting -- seldom do we see pix taken from that particular point of view (y)
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    Please stop.

    No -- actually the poster posed this question: and I responded in the only way one could -- rather than being totally dismissive I did feel obligated to share some supporting information such go look at official sources such as the BPDA website [always a good starting point] There are a lot...
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    XMBLY | 5 Middlesex Avenue | Assembly SQ | Somerville

    Javier -- very interesting project It sort of reminiscent of a bunch of trailers parked within a concrete parking garage Might as well take it the next step -- build the concrete structure Then as each floor is finished install manufactured modules while the supports for the next floor are...
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    Please stop.

    Medelpal -- I really appreciate your critical eye applied to my posts Since you know why people make posts to every part of this forum - - you had all of the opportunity to respond to the original question -- but you didn't I did Sure perhaps others have further useful information to...
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    The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

    Chriosbrat -- I believe that Johnson acknowledged that he used McKim's lamps and even the brackets from the BPL exterior in his interior The most inappropriate aspect of the International Place interior of the lobby -- its actually based on a Renaissance-style courtyard -- not an interior...
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    🔹 What's Happening With Project X?

    KriterionBos -- This is Boston -- there is no way to know if they will ever break ground -- and that's ignoring the unusual dynamics of the COVID-19 Pandemic era Having observed development in Boston / Cambridge since the 1960's many proposals which get to the stage of being approved -- still...
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    North End Cross Street Boutique Hotel | 42 Cross Street | North End

    Mike -- all you need to know is that the very few of the people living in today's North End who are younger 50 have anything to do with the people who lived there when Salem St was Salem St. and just beyond the traffic was roaring along the elevated Central Artery [or the ramps up / down from...
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    The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

    I guess its a matter of taste [as they say in the I of the beholder] a building designed to mimic a Renaissance Palace [as in the BPL as the Palace for the People] should look like a Renaissance Palace or at least a 19th C renewal of that style of design McKim paid homage to a style with the...
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    The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

    Those are derivative the true ripoffs are in the Lobby of International Place http://internationalplace.com/team.php Main entrance. Photographer: Elwell, Newton W. Date: 1896 Format: Photographs Prints Genre: Photomechanical prints Location: Boston Public Library Rare Books...
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    Middlesex County Courthouse Redevelopment | 40 Thorndike St | East Cambridge

    BigPicture -- besides the corruption of the Middlesex County involved in it's initial creation it was also a terrible building for its intended function The space rented by MA to replace the Cambridge building as a Court House in Middlesex County is a much better environ for such proceedings I...
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    One Mystic | 1 Mystic Avenue | Charlestown

    Boston35 -- go and read the filing as I posted in response to RandomWalk a couple of days ago
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    The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

    Sorry -- I can't agree with that: Johnson's stuff [charitably] wasn't any good when it was fresh and it hasn't aged any better than the hammered concrete of Paul Rudolph The best that can be said of "Johnstrosities" There was a controlled demolition of the old Travelers Insurance Building to...
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    Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

    Jahvon -- exactly When the Stata Center was finished Frank Gehry came around to offer a tour to MIT Alumni Leadership Conference attendees -- it was an interesting walk about seeing the wall space intentionally left unfinished Perhaps the most interesting aspect was to see Frank Gehry respond to...
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    North End Cross Street Boutique Hotel | 42 Cross Street | North End

    BigPicture: -- I'll take that post as a slightly qualified complement Here's a way to take what I post -- note the following is not an endorsement -- indeed I'm not particularly a fan of the following -- but its a model: Sunday NY Times -- for some it's: hard news, for others it provides...
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    Raffles Boston (40 Trinity Place) | 426 Stuart Street | Back Bay

    A few highlights from the Boston Real Estate Times -- organized and excerpted for our diverse interests by the following categories: [(a) Raffles, (b) project amenities, (c) financing, (d) structure & construction, (e) public benefits]:
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    150 Kneeland Street | Chinatown

    Perhaps -- from one standpoint However -- the developer didn't chose to change -- change was forced upon them as they said in the NPC Then an obligatory -- euphemistic explanation However the truth is in the "seismic shift" -- in other words in that location -- there was 0 chance of...
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    North End Cross Street Boutique Hotel | 42 Cross Street | North End

    Beyond Revenue -- the area has been for a long time -- Unruly in a sort of 3rd World fashion a bit like Haymarket here are two images of Cross Street one from the turn of the 20thC and the 2nd immediately Post WW II -- both predate the destruction caused by the building of the Calahan Tunnel...

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