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Old 04-13-2021, 01:23 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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I haven’t seen the renderings for North Station in Boston. Could you please post a link to them? If it will surpass the Union Station redevelopment in DC, it must be incredible.
South Station looks better than North Station IMO. I think DC Union Station has a way more magnificent look than both in the main hall, as well as the architecture on the exterior. Both the stations in Boston are iconic in their own right, and they have two. It's a toss up between 30th street and those to me.
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Old 04-13-2021, 01:29 PM
 
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I haven’t seen the renderings for North Station in Boston. Could you please post a link to them? If it will surpass the Union Station redevelopment in DC, it must be incredible.
*took these Thursday Night of the current buildout above North Station

Rutherford Ave near Bunker Hill College


from Charlestown




From Charlestown Bridge

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Old 04-13-2021, 01:33 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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^^ I stayed at a hotel across the street from the Garden a few years back. Do you have any photos of inside the station?
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Old 04-13-2021, 01:52 PM
 
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Yeah, there are many on the aB TD Garden thread.
But for the good stuff, Lobby, Lounges, Bobby Orr Statue, etc,
you'll need to dig through dozens of pages (sorry)

https://archboston.com/community/thr....4439/page-259
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Old 04-13-2021, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Central New Jersey… the urban part
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I haven’t seen the renderings for North Station in Boston. Could you please post a link to them? If it will surpass the Union Station redevelopment in DC, it must be incredible.
It is. Its simply amazing. Food Hall, towers, beautiful modern entrance. One of my favorite.
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Old 04-13-2021, 02:06 PM
 
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Cool factor + amenities:
Penn Station + sports complex + New York
Grand Central Station + Midtown Manhattan/Bryant Park
Union Station DC
North Station Boston + sports complex + amenities/North End
Market East Station Philly

No mention of 30th Street Station with Jersey Mike's, really lame Chinese buffet, and a Wendy's? Oh, and one of the fresh baked bread chains like Au Bon Pain. I had bad subs and bad takeout Chinese on the train leaving Philly many times. At least in Suburban Station, the bottom of the Comcast Center has an OK food court.


What's cool about Market East? A glass elevator?


The South Station amenity is proximity to Chinatown. Sadly, I've heard that Hei La Moon east of the pagota is getting knocked down to build an office tower. That was my favorite Dim Sum place. There are stories that they're invited to come back to the ground floor of the new office tower but I'll believe it when I see it.
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Old 04-13-2021, 02:20 PM
 
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^^more M.E. Station's convenience to Shopping of the Mall, Reading Market, proximity to Chestnut/Walnut Sts, walkable to Independence Hall, Washington Sq Park, Independence Square, etc.....
30th St: don't forget all them drunken twenty-somthings/ +walk of shame early Sunday morning hours.


More from North station... The Alcott and TD garden towers last week


Photo by Patrick Winn:


by "kz1000ps"


David Z: from behind the brutalist ruins....

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Old 04-13-2021, 02:47 PM
 
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No mention of 30th Street Station with Jersey Mike's, really lame Chinese buffet, and a Wendy's? Oh, and one of the fresh baked bread chains like Au Bon Pain. I had bad subs and bad takeout Chinese on the train leaving Philly many times. At least in Suburban Station, the bottom of the Comcast Center has an OK food court.

What do you think should be in a food court other than places to buy coffee, fast food, and fast causal things? I feel like it's the same things for the most part in all of them.

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What's cool about Market East? A glass elevator?
Reading Terminal Market is right there. Arguably the best food hall in America. Along with Chinatown and a few great dim sum places.

If you want to see some serious change, checkout outside of Jefferson Station over the last decade or so on street view (aka Market East).

2007: https://www.google.com/maps/@39.9517...!7i3328!8i1664


2020: https://www.google.com/maps/@39.9516...7i16384!8i8192
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Old 04-13-2021, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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What do you think should be in a food court other than places to buy coffee, fast food, and fast causal things? I feel like it's the same things for the most part in all of them.
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Yeah, I've never been in a train station (and I've been to them in all of the Northeast Corridor cities) where I thought "wow, what amazing food options!" The food options are intended for a quick bite on the go, not to impress anyone.

Walnut Street Cafe, however, is about a block from 30th Street and is said to be pretty awesome.
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Old 04-13-2021, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Central New Jersey… the urban part
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Yeah, I've never been in a train station (and I've been to them in all of the Northeast Corridor cities) where I thought "wow, what amazing food options!" The food options are intended for a quick bite on the go, not to impress anyone.

Walnut Street Cafe, however, is about a block from 30th Street and is said to be pretty awesome.
check out the hub hall next time your in boston at north station.
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