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  1. odurandina

    Arches in Boston Architecture

    Weigh you're slipping..... 380 Stewart is 1 buyer and construction permits from becoming a reality. That'll be 4 count em 4 arches i can think of right off the top of your head. 1. This project 2. SST 3. Rowes Wharf 4. 380 Stewart St (and probably forgetting 1 or 2 more).
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    Gillette Headquarters Bldg Redevelopment | 1 Granite | South Boston

    Not the parking lot/but the actual building. Incredible as it may seem, this sounds like a preliminary announcement for "We're going to be in Andover–or parts unknown......"...
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    How would you describe/characterize the current build cycle??

    Has Boston changed iyo? How do you think Boston has changed?
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    Amazon HQ2 selected - and not Boston

    Boston not in the Final Four? Too dysfunctional https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2018/10/22/boston-worth-look-for-amazon/xoKxexHE9jMbC7s7e9rcZI/story.html
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    Crashed his Blackbird.....

    fantastic read..... http://www.barthworks.com/aviation/sr71breakup.htm Test Pilot Bill Weaver tells about a Mach 3.18 in-flight breakup of his SR-71 Blackbird Among professional aviators, there's a well-worn saying: Flying is simply hours of boredom punctuated by moments of stark terror...
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    What are your favorite neighborhoods in/around Boston?

    Inside/outside the corporate limit, it's all good; Tell us what you like about it/them.... What other neighborhood/s do you like? Can you list them? Need to hear yours! :) i love the South End. It's stunning in the sublime, and i can't find the correct words. It's just the classic American...
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    Midtown Hotel redevelopment | 220 Huntington Avenue | Back Bay

    Too soon to be posting the thread. But it is prime land in Back Bay. Church of Christ Scientist will almost surely require the buyer/City to follow strict shadow protocol limiting scale. And we'll see more high priced condo's/ apts placed here. Filed under 'will never happen/so what if it...
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    The next BIG skyscraper proposal that rises above 600'.....

    Where will it be? In the Globe nearly 3 years ago, i posted that we're getting down to the 'really grisly' sites for any serious consideration for tall buildings. In play at the time were Winthrop Square, Copley Tower, Back Bay Station and Harbor Garage sites. There were a couple of sites...
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    Boston Globe decrees utopia....

    http://apps.bostonglobe.com/spotlight/boston-racism-image-reality/series/seaport/ This is a truly bad news organization.
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    Wayfair Office Expansion | Space for 10,000 workers | where? / discuss

    Wayfair needs a home for the 10,000 workers it plans to hire This is a really big one, so i figured best to have its own thread... https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2017/11/17/wayfair-needs-home-for-workers-plans-hire/BmYMCTxVpKkXVDqYfYhUeL/story.html excerpts; By Tim Logan Globe Staff...
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    105 W First Street | South Boston

    7 Stories 250,000 sq ft LEED Certified BPDA Approved w/ wide neighborhood support today. map https://www.google.com/maps/place/105+W+First+St,+Boston,+MA+02127/@42.342903,-71.0553227,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x89e37a7cdc1f034f:0xa09841bd15bdf7a3!8m2!3d42.342903!4d-71.053134 Project will include...
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    McCormack Housing Complex Redo | Old Colony Avenue | South Boston

    map https://www.google.com/maps/place/Old+Colony+Ave,+Boston,+MA/@42.3257638,-71.054376,180a,35y,28.92h,21.28t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x89e37a5ee5ea3f09:0x3dad050ae4763f1!8m2!3d42.3295228!4d-71.0526597...
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    how would you monetize this??

    We've needed something like this (for a while)... to serve as something of a counterbalancing force against a daunting, even fierce (sometimes) lineup of nimby's – whose actions unfortunately, seldom act to benefit Boston. Late last spring, 1 Bromfield was sent down by provocateurs'...
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    Allston Yards (Stop and Shop) | 60 Everett St | Allston

    1000 units at Allston-Brighton Station.... http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2017/02/10/brighton-remains-hot-spot-for-new-development/ltMhWSZcDkeetVRI8K7xGN/story.html?p1=Article_Recommended_ReadMore_Pos1 Brighton remains hot spot for new development.... by Tim Logan Stop & Shop is...
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    what's left to build 150m/~500' tall on??

    What's left to build near the range of 150m or taller in Boston? If you don't like this topic.... or the people who pontificate about more tall a/r towers being added into the mix in Boston, Cambridge, etc.... or believe we should just keep building endless cube-shaped things... Or if you just...
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    Surfing magnificence around the Boston Metro....

    Matunuck, RI 4-6' classic, favorable winds, deep pits, hundred yard rides... etc, etc, etc...... doing it's Windansea, Upper Trestles thing..... screenshots from live cam this morning..... (bottom) restaurant deck shot from early yesterday before the winds started up...
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    Harbor Garage Redevelopment Pontificating | Waterfront

    Temporary Harbor Garage discussion thread until project is officially launched Don has no problem with building a single tower in full compliance with open space. But it'll need to have high sq ft (above the 900,000).... Which is why we should hold out hopes for something similar to South...
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    Marine Wharf (Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites) | 660 Summer St | Seaport

    Introducing the Harbinger Development, 660 Summer Street, Marine Wharf Project; a 411 room duel branded complex consisting of 253-room Hampton Inn and a 166-room Homewood Suites...
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    1 Bromfield/Midwood Development 59 stories 705' approval poll....

    We've had a chance to view and digest Midwood Development's 59 Story/705' tower proposal designed by the Chicago architect team of Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill for 1 Bromfield St in Downtown Crossing... We've had a few public meetings about this project with questions and feedback from the Civic...
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    Who WILL be declared the winner at 111 Federal St/Winthrop Garage redevelopment?

    Who WILL BE declared the winner at 111 Federal St/Winthrop Garage redevelopment? Now that we have a very clear idea of the financial compensation offered to the city of Boston to win the right to develop the 111 Fed/Winthrop Garage site, the scale of the projects, and potential revenue.... Now...

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