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    Encore Boston Harbor Casino | 1 Broadway | Everett

    Love or hate its aesthetics, surely it's the largest/most expensive Chapter 91 development, by a colossal margin, to be theoretically impacted by the now-infamous court ruling re: BPDA's waterfront plan?
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    Crazy Transit Pitches

    More business for Fred's Antique Shop! (I always get a kick out of rounding the corner on Old Baptist Road there and seeing that country-fied spectacle.) Also, given that one of the major arterials in the Davisville district is Devil's Foot Road, RIDOT would be completely justified in naming...
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    Crazy Transit Pitches

    Who would be the main user group to target for the Quonset Point branch? Military personnel? Remember, Tricky Dick utterly crushed that crucial southern RI labor sector... 50 years ago as of April 2023. Meanwhile, it will never happen because there are too many auto-centric vested interests...
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    Providence, RI I Public Spaces

    Assuming this comes to fruition this will be utterly fantastic for Providence's core downtown neighborhoods and another jewel to go alongside the Waterfire amphitheater, the reclaimed greenspace from the I-195 realignment, the new pedestrian bridge spanning the Providence River, and India Point...
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    Regional New England Rail (Amtrak & State DOT & NEC)

    We hold these truths to be self-evident... the goal for commuter rail service for the Nashua/Manchester/Concord population node/regional economy is to further tether it to the regional superpower that is Boston's economy, while mitigating the damage incurred by the preexisting linkage (which is...
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    Boston Fed Tower Photos & Discussion

    Well, we agree to disagree. The landscaping is undeniably lush and inviting as you say. But to get to it--and I was just looking at from Google Maps, birds-eye view, to reinforce my memory from all the times I'm commuting out of South Station--you have to cross a wide expanse of plaza that I...
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    Boston Fed Tower Photos & Discussion

    Important to differentiate the undeniably iconic and distinctive sculptural form of the tower from the disaster that is the plaza/street-level interaction. The plaza is as bleak, windswept, lonely, anti-human, inhospitable (though mercifully on a smaller scale) as City Hall Plaza was (but...
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    Fenway Center (One Kenmore) | Turnpike Parcel 7, Beacon Street | Fenway

    Agreed. That facade, in its astonishing lack of textural depth, looks like the set-up to a visual gag from a Zucker Brothers movie--some kind of "breaking the fourth wall" kind of scene wherein the characters are interacting with what is supposed to be a solid and authentic 3-dimensional...
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    Hope Point Tower (Fane) | 250 Dyer Street | Providence

    So the grand experiment commences... interesting. I've already voiced my skepticism upthread, but the market shall decide. It's actually a closer walk to the Downtown core than I realized, just 700 yards to Burnside Plaza and .75 miles to Waterfire amphitheater and thus slightly less than a mile...
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    Paragon Mill I Olneyville I Providence

    Thanks for tracking down the RIDOT page. Too bad about the new bike lanes being subpar in your estimation; Providence is just begging for a circumferential bike path that starts at Roger Williams Park, meanders NW along the route 10 corridor, fuses with the Washington Secondary Bike Path at its...
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    Paragon Mill I Olneyville I Providence

    Speaking of all things Olneyville--does anyone know what the purpose is of the massive Route 6 project concentrated right in Olneyville? Is it simple maintenance/rehab of deteriorating infrastructure? Or, did it involve actual enhancement, via realignment/fixing of geometries? I think it's...
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    Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

    thanks, added it to the list!
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    Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

    added to the list, thanks! [along with Millennium Place at 580 Washington, remembered it right after I compiled the initial list]
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    Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

    Let's count how many urban fabric-destroying Downtown garages have been redeveloped into major towers or radically revamped for the better and/or are in the process of being redeveloped/radically revamped, over the past 30 years in Downtown: DONE: 1.) Norman Leventhal Park and underground...
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    "Dirty Old Boston"

    Yep, 350 Washington St. is a notably fugly building, and it's a shame. That said, I think it's worth pointing out how many buildings from that excellent picture have been preserved: 294 Washington 330 Washington Old South Meeting House 1 Milk 1 Water And, though 1 Winter St. (aka the Corner...
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    Freight and General New England RR News

    On this note--the tunnel has (not surprisingly) inspired some serious scholarly coverage going back several decades. I got "turned on" to the engineering achievement it represents years back, when I drove the length of Route 2 for the first time, to hike Greylock, when I was living in...
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    Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial | Boston Common | Downtown

    Well, it's an Establishment production... that said, with stick n move having been kind enough to post the renderings, I feel like this would work well as a sort of parallel piece to the Bill Russell statue complex at City Hall Plaza, i.e., if this concept were reworked to have the more abstract...
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    Bay Village Apartment Tower | 212 Stuart St. | Bay Village

    Yes, clearly I misconstrued your original post--thank you for the helpful clarification. We'll see if you're right re: if the developer is fundamentally misreading the market! (As for the remainder of your post, yes, the housing affordability crisis in metro Boston has probably only been...
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    Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial | Boston Common | Downtown

    I just did some research on this--it's worse than you think. Per this source below, the sculpture is most explicitly inspired by a photo of MLK Jr. and CSK hugging after he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1964. In Oslo. https://artnewengland.com/news/boston-common/ That's right: a...
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    Bay Village Apartment Tower | 212 Stuart St. | Bay Village

    Have you guys ever walked through Bay Village?! I have, dozens of times, during morning rush hour, from Back Bay station heading toward DTX. In the midst of the noise and the traffic and all the assorted unpleasantness of morning rush hour in the area, Bay Village is an oasis of calm solitude...

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