Random photos from our trip abroad. Four examples of crazy city life. First: here’s a quote from the wall of a bar we were in (called The Green Carnation). It’s from Oscar Wilde, it says, “Anyone who lives within their means suffer from a lack of imagination.” Here’s the most fascinating thing we saw on […]
Here’s me getting my first taste of Turkish Delight More interesting photos, after the break.
In case you’ve never been to Belgium, here are some photos of Brussels (well, part of it). The neatest thing in Brussels: The Atomium! More, after the jump.
Not much to add to this. Developer agrees to trim tower’s size – By Thomas C Palmer, Jr., The Boston Globe A compromise reached between City Hall and developers of a planned 299-foot-tall residential tower in Chinatown will reduce the height by 34 feet, but means elimination of the revered Dainty Dot building on the […]
A developer wants to build a 26-story condo building at the corners of Essex Street and the Surface Road, where Chinatown meets the financial district. Here, density may work: On Chinatown site’s future, a clash over priorities– By Sam Allis, The Boston Globe Nothing captures the conflicts in Chinatown today better than the saga of […]
Interesting idea being floated by a private developer (not sure how he benefits from this?). Source: Suffolk sell-off eyed – By Scott Van Voorhis, The Boston Herald As Suffolk University looks to build a new downtown campus away from its long-time Beacon Hill home, some are urging the school to consider selling off its valuable […]
The Simon Group, the property developer behind Copley Place, has proposed a residential tower to rise above and beside the Neiman-Marcus department store, at the corner of Dartmouth and Stuart streets. The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is organizing a group of local citizens to advise the city’s planning department on if and what should be […]
John Hynes and Gale International have released preliminary designs of their massive Seaport Square project, planned for the South Boston Waterfront (ha ha!). (There are more renderings in the .pdf.) Also, they have created several renderings of what Washington Street will look like when their Filene’s building rebuild is completed. Meanwhile, the developer is busy […]
Next year marks the 120th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower. To celebrate, the French will be adding a gigantic webbed Kevlar observation deck to the top, doubling the size of the deck and making the Eiffel Tower look like some sort of alien space needle.