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Hamlet (4/14)



  1. I dont wanna argie with someone who lives in manch, but i gotta say hampshire plaza (the blackish glass building, right?) looks way taller in the skyline photos. do i have my building names right? emporis is wrong a lotta times.
  2. why cant I fiond any building heights for franklin towers or back bay? they dont list them on emporis...
  3. one addition - i re-did my math, and I forgot that it is a yard that is 3 feet and meters are 3 feet four inches, so really hampshire plaza comes out to be over 260 feet tall...you were right corey.
  4. whatever the blackish glass building is...the one that was built in the 1970s...that is the tallest building in manchester. I believe it is 79 meters, which is 237 feet, according to emporis.com/////I wonder why we have different numbers from the same website? anyways, at 237 feet, that makes the building 24 stroies tall.....259 would make it 26 stories (not floors, but stories, based on feet, not individual levels)...
  5. haha yep i was stuck in traffic by coincidence at just the right moment...and I just read an online archived version of the article you were talking about (the reservation of that house sounds pretty extensive).
  6. havent heard much stir about this one, so in case anyone missed it over the winter: "...The City Council voted 7-1 to grant a zoning change that would allow Saco developer Diane Doyle to construct 98 condos in two buildings at 802-828 Ocean Ave. If approved, each nine-story building in the development, known as Graves Hill, would have 49 units..." Graves Hill Condo Project
  7. Counting everything major, all in all, that was proposed for portland this year, I come up with the following number for my list of total new floors/stories in development: 77 Lincoln Center Office Complex: 17 floors (shot down). Waterview Condominiums: 12 floors (its a go). The Westin Portland: 10 floors (its a go). Graves Hill: originally two 14 stories, but then scaled back to two 9 sotries -- 18 all in all (they're a go). Some condo project planned for one of the peninsula churches: 8 floors (still in the planning process). pearl Place: 8 floors ( its a go). Maine Medical center Infant Care Unit addition: 4 floors (its a go). and then all of the new parking garages, whatever is going on the village cafe site, the new condos on congress street (6-8 stories I believee, and they're a go too), and all of the minor development in bayside (3-5 story planned office buildings) have to be counted too, but this is a waste of time. Am I forgetting anything? What a good year it has been for portland (though Lincoln center would have made it perfect).
  8. Well, corey, it looks like they will break ground in august as you said. please forgive the links, I didnt have it in me to resize any more pics for the day, so the links are easier to view the larger pics. picture one picture two ("the site") picture three picture four picture five (house partially demolished in the roof the motion picture event of the summer ( a roof top being moved by truck off of the waterview site and coincidentally holding up someone interested in that sorta thing (me) in traffic while I happened to have my video cam) video of the contruction team
  9. ahh, okay, well i am sorry for the tone of my response then...i guess i took it the wrong way....when i am at school i stay up for 2-3 nights in a row studying for finals and exams and writing papers, so i know exactly what you mean about resenting others for being asleep when you would kill for a little shut-eye. staying up all night starts to mess with your head after a while if you dont make up for it later in the day...oh man, school starts again soon, what am i gonna do
  10. uhh, why whill i get crap? and by the way thanks for calling me a sucker for sleeping at 2:30 am. uh...i dont even know how to respond to this. haha, whatever i guess. can you be more clear next time you post to me thanks.
  11. this seems to be apopular answer. thanks everyone for your input.
  12. hey thanks, i thouht i was going to get crap from everyone for writing so much about that...but dont worry, no one really knows anything more than anyone else about this stuff...it is all a matter of opinion and experience. i love diversity too. i am from a small city, but certain areas are extremely diverse. statistically speaking, portland is not very diverse, but they must be inaccurate because i can take a stroll and see people from all over the world in 2 blocks and i love it. they have so many experiences to share and stories to tell. my gf is filipino, my nephew is cuban/black, and i may be living with a sudanese student at school. life couldnt be any more bland than growing up without diversity. but dont resent the place you grew up, just appreciate the fact that it didnt mold your perception about other people in a negative way...theres nothing wrong with undiverse communities as long as you learn to appreciate diversity when you happen to bump into it along the way, in my opinion. what am i odign up so late, i gotta go to sleep.
  13. i forgot you lived in portland at one time. so your latest feedback has been very helpful. if you can say that you felt safer in boston than portland, than im sure i have nothing to worry about. the peninsula does get pretty creepy at night...especially if you see someone walkng toward you or hear them behind you...its cause all of the street lights are covered by trees...but anyway, it usually ends up being an old lady walking her dog...but anyway, thanks for the comparison. very helpful.
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