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    Bulfinch Triangle Infill & Small Projects

    RMR is principally a property manager, managing properties owned by REITs. https://www.rmrgroup.com/clients/default.aspx
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    Bulfinch Triangle Infill & Small Projects

    The mega-talls in Manhattan were built as a matter of right. There was limited review and approval authority, and apparently little or no planning. That can't be replicated in Boston. My thought was if a developer anticipated not getting approval from the city for this project, why not go to...
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    I wonder how much of this is a response to and being driven by the FTA oversight. The only other Federal 'takeover' of a transit agency was Washington DC Metro in 2015, and that lasted for four years. And the FTA's intervention in Boston is not yet as robust as happened with Metro...
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    Bulfinch Triangle Infill & Small Projects

    What role does the MA state legislature have with respect to this project, with respect to review and approval? Why would state representative(s) be briefed first, ---unless the developers contemplate doing an end-run around the city?
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    251 Causeway St | West End

    Discussed at some length in this thread. http://archboston.com/community/threads/bulfinch-triangle-infill-small-projects.1008/post-434205 IMO, this doesn't deserve its own thread until the project moves beyond conjecture, rumor, and speculation.
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    Bulfinch Triangle Infill & Small Projects

    This proposed project is outside the legislative district of Rep. Livingstone, whose name was mentioned in B&T. https://ballotpedia.org/Massachusetts_House_of_Representatives_Eighth_Suffolk_District
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    Bulfinch Triangle Infill & Small Projects

    No new shadows on the Prince St. Park and the Elliott School playground will whittle the height down. The three lots total about 30,000 sq ft., not all of which is buildable, given the triangular shape, and narrow sidewalks. RMR owns about 20,000 of the 30,000 sq ft. For comparison, the lot...
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    Bulfinch Triangle Infill & Small Projects

    Two of the three parcels in the assessors map for this proposed tall. are owned by a GPT Properties Trust, This trust could either be (1) a REIT, with its main office at 90 Park Avenue in NYC. (GPT Properties Trust was also formerly known as Gramercy Property Trust. Name changed recently to...
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    Fenway Infill and Small Developments

    Yes Yes, they are, and from Google Streetview they have remained that way to the present. This is a private alley, #826. https://goo.gl/maps/JgPw1S31xjAiUyKg9 ^^^ These manholes are 15-18 inches above grade. I can't think of an explanation for this other than there are no visible street...
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    Fenway Infill and Small Developments

    It is part of larger Harvard-owned holdings along Park Drive. This small triangular parcel and used as park, then 191 and 195 Park Drive, which are owned by Levinson, then 199 Park Drive, owned by Harvard. 191-195, and 199 were built as one contiguous building. It would take a trace through...
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    North Washington St Bridge

    The engineer, Benesch, is headquartered in Chicago, and designs bridges all across the U.S. I just wonder if this design reflected the location of this low-slung bridge in a marine environment with rising sea levels and a concern about future maintenance and corrosion. This should be a...
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    State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

    Moriarity is the general contractor. IIRC, they were also the contractor for the Avalon North apartments at TD Garden. https://www.wcvb.com/article/high-rise-building-under-construction-near-boston-s-north-station-catches-fire/26772497
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    State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

    Fire is extinguished as of about 6:30 PM
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    Possible Boston soccer stadium | Discussion

    What Battersea became:
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    The St Regis Residences (former Whiskey Priest site) | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

    Both. The glass is highly reflective, and the faceted angles are acting as a lens. The physics of optics are far, far above my paygrade https://www.researchgate.net/publication/260969342_Tailored_Fresnel_optics_II_the_facets
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    Foundation Medicine (Parcel P) | 400 Summer Street | Seaport

    I know its the photographic angle, but I can only think that Grigory Potemkin would be well satisfied with that facade.
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    The St Regis Residences (former Whiskey Priest site) | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

    Kind of disappointed that the mirrored, faceted glass is bending shapes and creating distorted reflections.
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    The New Office/Lab Thread

    I'll put the mind-blowing announcement yesterday by Google's DeepMind here, as it underscores the demand, current and future, of lab space. https://www.cnet.com/science/biology/googles-deepmind-ai-solves-3d-structures-of-the-entire-protein-universe/ ^^^ Good description of the complexity of...
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    JetBlue and Spirit agree to merge.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/28/business/jetblue-spirit-merger.html?campaign_id=60&emc=edit_na_20220728&instance_id=0&nl=breaking-news&ref=cta&regi_id=10059472&segment_id=99774&user_id=da580a4cd1e82ea0128214184976a2ac
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    Possible Boston soccer stadium | Discussion

    The Federal government 'owns' the waters of the United States. See; https://www.epa.gov/wotus/about-waters-united-states The ownership of land under the waters of the United States. is a bit more more complicated but generally it is either the states, or the Federal government, including tribal...

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