I don’t have much to add to this article from the Globe.
Basically, the city installed a bunch of fancy new trash receptacles along Newbury Street.
The Back Bay Architectural Commission doesn’t like them. Too big. Too industrial-looking. Too … green.
“Here you have this historic street with historic streetlights and furniture, and then you have this … thing,” said Harry Moraitis, a commission member who described them as big, squat refrigerators. “We’re just trying to make it look more appropriate to the neighborhood.”
The funny part is the manufacturer’s response:
“It’s like having a historic-looking rocket ship. This is a solar-powered mechanical device,” said Jack Kutner, senior vice president at Seahorse Power Co., the Needham company that created the BigBelly Cordless Compaction System.
“In theory, could we develop it in a chassis that is in a historic barrel? No one has explained to us what that would mean. What does a historic-looking solar powered trash compactor look like?”
He said the company is already working on a new compactor that could be used in Boston and elsewhere because it is smaller — with a footprint of 4.7 square feet on the sidewalk, instead of the current 6.3 square feet — and has a slightly sleeker, more rounded look. It also comes in black.
“Whether that’s going to make it look like something Ben Franklin would want to throw his trash into, I don’t know,” Kutner said.
Haha. Mr. Kutner, you’d better pay attention to this, or your company is gonna be out some serious dough.
Source: Back Bay throws out a challenge – By Matt Viser, The Boston Globe
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