ruminations about architecture and design

Sunday, August 2, 2015

continued idiocy

The Globe devoted more than two pages to various discussions about the destiny of Widett Circle. Towers of Ilium is not impressed by any argument about the viability of the land as prime development property.
-The proximity of critical transportation systems makes its current use stronger than most people appreciate. Also, the site is loud, dirty and isolated for pedestrians.
-The construction challenges associated with building and maintaining a deck over the rail lines are not consistent with the scale of any proposed development. The Hudson Yards projects in New York features massive skyscrapers.

No changes will occur on this property for another 20 years. Something will happen to the South Bay Center before then.

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