Category Archives: New England

There once was a tree on Nantucket
(street design humor)

There once was a tree on Nantucket, With none of its roots in a bucket, “That can’t be,” Said the state DOT, But no car has ever yet struck it. After the jump, another Nantucket Elm

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Occupy Main Street (from the Berkshire Record)

Download the PDF Occupy Main Street (@ blog.massengale.com) The MassDOT Chainsaw Massacre MassDOT Mistake: How Not To Rebuild Main Street Street Design in the Berkshire Record The Berkshire Record

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The Good Kind: The Cambridge Public Library

IT WAS A PLEASANT SURPRISE to stumble on the Cambridge Public Library addition by Bill Rawn while staying in a B&B across the street. Interesting that when you search online for photographs showing the addition and its relationship to the … Continue reading

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Separated At Birth: One Santa Fe & One Western Avenue

ONE’S IN the Los Angeles Arts District, the other’s at Harvard Business School. In addition to the 40-ton Swords of Damocles overhead, they share little human scale* and little to even show that humans live there. The critics love both, … Continue reading

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Travels With My iPhone – Bath

Bath, Maine, November 7, 2014 – Click to Enlarge

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Travels With My iPhone – Wiscasset

November 7, 2014 – Click to Enlarge

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Vision Zero in New England

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New York, New England, New Marlborough

ONE of the many great things about New York City is that it’s easy to get from New York to many great places. We tend to head northeast to New England. The Berkshire mountains in Western Massachusetts are distinctly not … Continue reading

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Harvard’s architects say: How about us?

The Boston Globe is online at http://boston.com/, and the article “Harvard’s architects say: How about us?” can be bought from the online archives for $2.95. I have put selected portions of the article below. By Alex Beam, Globe Columnist, December … Continue reading

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