Parcel 12 | Massachusetts Avenue at Boylston Street | Back Bay

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I think most urban planners consider elevated rail to be a solution of last resort. It is really unpleasant to live/work close to. It also does not create very pleasant urban streetscapes (at least in most people's eyes). Surface and underground solutions are generally preferred.
How anyone thinks streetcars sitting in traffic jams for at least half a day every day is better than elevated rail is beyond me.
 

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That was my favorite from the last thread to rename Hynes station/the area.

And, yes, Edo.G would get my vote for most prolific rapper (at least locally most well known). Maybe through Akrobatik in there, too.
Pretty interesting, it was the first thing that came to mind and Ive never seen it referenced before, I honestly thought people would think it was a shit name/post. Some things must just be meant to be somehow where multiple people independently come up with the same thing. Organic is best right?

Hell who knows if a thread is named “turnpike square” that gives precedence for google maps when looking for names of areas. I actually read an article about this, where people in SF were mad that google had labelled an area of the city “fiskhorn” as “fishkorn”, something that the locals had never heard before, and before you know it restaurants/businesses started popping up in the area with the new name and now it just is.

Someone did some digging to find where it was first referenced and it ended up being something random with a small typo and now that literally has become the name of the neighborhood. So people search google for the name of the neighborhood to name their restaurant, then google references businesses in the area with the name, and it becomes a self fullfilling prophecy loop where nobody knows who created this misname first that in enough time goes back far enough to obscure its origin.

So anyways if people just start referring to the area here as this, and it is referenced enough places in type/print, it will eventually just become this in time when google picks it up, especially if picked up by the locals... unless of course google accidentally typos it out of existence lol, then its up to the gods.
 
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If they can pull this off, it will likely give investors and developers alike the confidence to proceed with similar projects (i.e. Parcel 13 + 15).
 

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If they can pull this off, it will likely give investors and developers alike the confidence to proceed with similar projects (i.e. Parcel 13 + 15).
Very true. The importance of this project goes far beyond the project itself. Everybody knows you cant build over the pike. Thats only true as long as its true. Once somebody does it that changes everything. The viola is approved and actually supposed to be u/c by now. They havent cancelled, but Im sure they wanted to wait at least this period of uncertainty out. As far as I know they could go u/c at any time. The last news was just that theyre actually adding height to the mass ave side. This project could put some important chain of events in process that lead to this corner finally being realized after allllll these decades of starts and stops. It could also go on pause and kill it for good. Were at the most critical junction of this corners existence. This is “yuuuge”.
 

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Pretty interesting, it was the first thing that came to mind and Ive never seen it referenced before, I honestly thought people would think it was a shit name/post. Some things must just be meant to be somehow where multiple people independently come up with the same thing. Organic is best right?

Hell who knows if a thread is named “turnpike square” that gives precedence for google maps when looking for names of areas. I actually read an article about this, where people in SF were mad that google had labelled an area of the city “fiskhorn” as “fishkorn”, something that the locals had never heard before, and before you know it restaurants/businesses started popping up in the area with the new name and now it just is.

Someone did some digging to find where it was first referenced and it ended up being something random with a small typo and now that literally has become the name of the neighborhood. So people search google for the name of the neighborhood to name their restaurant, then google references businesses in the area with the name, and it becomes a self fullfilling prophecy loop where nobody knows who created this misname first that in enough time goes back far enough to obscure its origin.

So anyways if people just start referring to the area here as this, and it is referenced enough places in type/print, it will eventually just become this in time when google policks it up, especially if picked up by the locals... unless of course google accidentally typos it out of existence lol, then its up to the gods.
Great minds must think alike.

 

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How about "Athol Circle", named after the town of Athol of course.
 

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