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#61 BSLMikeLowe

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Posted 01 November 2023 - 11:56 AM

The Banner had something basically seeing the same thing, and asking the same question.

One of the former plans had a walking bridge.  Ultimately seems like that would make more sense.

 

Problem with a walking bridge is you need something with a high enough clearance that large boats and/or visiting tall ships can get under which means lots of steps to climb. Or a drawbridge type of thing. I haven't lived there in over 16 years so maybe things have changed, but gondola or bridge, trying to build a permanent structure so people can get from Pier Six to the Scupper quicker than a water taxi seems like a solution in search of a problem.



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Posted 10 November 2023 - 10:19 AM

https://www.classy.o...sh-2023/e535145

The harbor now regularly meets the swimmable safety standard on dry days, so that's some nice progress.

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Posted 10 November 2023 - 10:29 AM

The plans look cool, but the devil is in the details as far as what establishments are there. A bunch of national chain and/or Atlas spots would suck for instance, but decent chance that's what happens even though they are talking a good game right now in this regard.

A couple issues:
The residential towers look pretty cool, but will they actually fill up with residents? Btw, this is also related to what I wrote above, if you make the harbor a legit cool spot instead of our little version of Times Square, people would be more inclined to live there.

I think the sail building looks really cool and seems very functional (again, the devil is in the details), but I question the directional orientation of it. Shouldn't the part that people are looking out from face the water?




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