Cambridge Infill and Small Developments

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The proximity of the tall fence to the older building in the last shot makes me sad. That is going to ruin the utility of the lower floor windows stuck behind the fence.
 

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Maybe it will be some kind of fine-mesh link fencing that provides privacy/protection and a view rather than something opaque.
 

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O'Connell branch library in E Cambridge. Renovation of the small bit of open space in the front (accesibility ramp and new lighting.) It could have been basic but these are not just lights they are lanterns. And at night this will even be a bit magical, lamp of knowledge indeed.
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Cambridge's first Universal playground under construction at Danehy Park

Design is based on this being the site of the long gone New England Brick Company. It's an interesting concept but do these kinds of playgrounds overdo the planned programming a bit too much? One of the best perks of being a kid is using your imagination to create all sorts of fantasies from pretty much nothing: a set of monkey bars can easily become an interstellar space pirate galleon and so on. What would a playground designed by kids instead of adults look like? None the less a good project.
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Unrelated bonus shot right down the street:
In this oddity the asphalt ramps up over the concrete porch slab and goes right to the front doors.
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That has always been a legally separate property due to liquor license shenanigans, even back when it was a supermarket. As long as that place holds its license, the building ain’t going anywhere.
 

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