ruminations about architecture and design

Monday, July 27, 2015

goodbye, mr. anderson

The breaking news this afternoon was the death of the Boston 2024 Olympics bid. More credible news sources will be all over this story; towers of ilium will stick strictly to the opinions.

-It was doomed from the start. Even if the proponents had been more tactful in the their approach, the weaknesses of the city would have manifested themselves.

-The Widett circle development proposal will probably go nowhere. Too many eggs in one basket to attract a serious party that could manage the construction and handle the long payoff.

-Mayor Walsh is politically weaker. Baker is stronger. No one else is really impacted.

-Some of the renderings were pretty. It was old school design--architecture masquerading as urban planning.

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