Art Museum, Frankie Boyer, Alex discussed on The Frankie Boyer Show


It's interesting because. Most boss Jones, find the seaport area to be obnoxious, and they are not happy about it at all. They are just not happy about it, and it really is a concrete jungle, and I just I walked over there with a friend the other day. There are these little pop up stores. There's lines for there are two museums children's museum, and an art museum and no art museum you. That's right. You have hotels, you have all sorts of things there. It's not a concrete jungle. It's a complex downtown with mixed uses mixed uses but unfortunately, the architecture on the main seaport boulevard is so ugly. They're, they're trying to put some sculpture in color back into it. But there's nothing green. I don't know where people that have dogs take their dogs because there's nothing Green Left. There's not an ounce of space left right now. It is so overly. There's a problem nod all along the water's edge, including, where the courthouses and those there's park land, there, there's park land across the way from the art museum. Yes. Much. It's tiny it's tiny. It's tiny. Fifty years ago, this new and skew cat say that it's only concrete jungle too many things going into the seaport. Now here on you. Absolutely. But he doesn't look your life is quite different. I was just gonna say it does not look like an American city. It just doesn't it doesn't have the feel of an American city? When something New York, you'll see lots of places that are like it's go to Chicago better, San Francisco. I lots of places like it in the United States. And I would go further than that, if you look at the immigrants that are there, that's a big change. You have the Silverline you couldn't get there by mass transit. There's no doubt about it. I am very grateful for the development of the seaport. I just didn't architecturally like all of the glass. Framed buildings and the Veritas ugly logo and Frankie. I'm a trained architect. I assume that all new buildings are mediocre very rarely do we get a great work of architecture built in our cities. These are ordinary real estate projects. And none of them are extraordinary, or they're very few. And it makes no difference. I write about any number of these places in the heart of the city. I don't think anywhere did I discuss the quality of the architecture. I just wish it did have some architecture. I wish it had something outstanding something that we could marvel at you know why. But it's no different if you go to the back bay. Well, the back bay has to go around the government now the back bay has the mall. The back bay has the public gardens. The back bay has Newbury street has lovely lovely lovely town houses, and go to the seaport in twenty five years, you will find very similar places. It's in the process of being transformed in doing you kind of downtown. Well, listen, my neighborhood. I was gonna say the same land it will ready. Yes. Seems absolutely center. And when I moved into this neighborhood many, many, many decades ago, my own neighborhood, which is the north end of Boston waterfront. There was also, yes, there was also nothing. There was nothing. It was not developed. It was not built up. It was we're we're the park is right now. Which is absolutely gorgeous gem, a park right on the water. It's just magnificent with a trellis that area next to it was vacant. It was all broken down hip, if it happened in the north. Artists. Great books, about the north end being a great places by Jane Jacobs, and others and going there and being disappointed. Well, it's now more than half a century later, and lots of investment went in and these are very different neighborhoods today. Well, Alex, you've done, you've done what you've done. Well, we're talking about it. It's called the heart of the city, creating vibrant downtowns for a new century. What's the best website? You can go to my website, which is. At Alex, Garvin dot net. Awesome. Thank you. And you can see all my books on Amazon awesome. Thank you so much. And we'll be back in a moment. This is Frankie Boyer. Stay tuned..

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