Seaport Neighborhood - Infill and Discussion

GW2500

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Cool video, but if your wondering why things cost so much to build, partially, it's because you have these post grad degree professionals attaching sensors to tree leaves.
 

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Holy hell those dust spots were out of control...

Amazing how long ago it now feels. Just one chunky building going up, seemingly out of place and of zero aesthetic value.

And that was early 2010--when the economy was still very much in deep recession mode--and I remember that cold wintry day thinking no other buildings would be going up around there for quite some time, and 1 Marina Park Drive would come to represent not a bold new future but an economic dead end a la the office buildings completed in the late '80s/early '90s. Little did I know the Boston economy was more resilient than the average US metro and would rapidly start seeing construction resume and new projects proposed as the calendar turned towards 2011 and 2012.

Funny how looking at these now, all that open space almost leaves me feeling claustrophobic?
 

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Great before/after images, HBH! Where did you source these? I'd be interested to see Assembly Row, Boston Landing, West End, and Ink Block areas too.
The new images I sourced from the city tax parcel viewer, it's a bit slow but when you zoom in you get imagery that is about a month old which is impressively recent for satellite images. https://app01.cityofboston.gov/ParcelViewer/

The old images I took from Google Earth Desktop which let's you go back in time, https://mapjunction.com had some too but they weren't as clear for the time frame I wanted here.
 

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The new images I sourced from the city tax parcel viewer, it's a bit slow but when you zoom in you get imagery that is about a month old which is impressively recent for satellite images. https://app01.cityofboston.gov/ParcelViewer/

The old images I took from Google Earth Desktop which let's you go back in time, https://mapjunction.com had some too but they weren't as clear for the time frame I wanted here.
Awesome find. I actually think the imagery is newer than a month - I can see my neighbor's Halloween decorations :).
 

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The new images I sourced from the city tax parcel viewer, it's a bit slow but when you zoom in you get imagery that is about a month old which is impressively recent for satellite images. https://app01.cityofboston.gov/ParcelViewer/

The old images I took from Google Earth Desktop which let's you go back in time, https://mapjunction.com had some too but they weren't as clear for the time frame I wanted here.
Ah, I was wondering how you got such recent satellite images where it even shows MassMutual to be done, because it's certainly not that up-to-date on Google Maps. The new images must be only about ~2 weeks old.
 

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^ Yup, nailed it. It does a really good job with low light photos. No tripod (or skill) required. Too bad the zoom isn't worth a damn though.
 

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