Globe Article on upcoming station renovations..

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Re: Globe Article on upcoming station renovations..

Postby The EGE » Sat May 19, 2012 8:03 pm

Oh, wow. That happened quickly. There was not that much demolished at lunchtime on Thursday.
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Re: Globe Article on upcoming station renovations..

Postby wicked » Sun May 20, 2012 4:13 pm

What's happening with the bus routes? Stopping on Bennington Street?
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Re: Globe Article on upcoming station renovations..

Postby The EGE » Sun May 20, 2012 9:53 pm

It appears so. They've got a pedestrian chute set up with jersey barriers.
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Re: Globe Article on upcoming station renovations..

Postby atsf sp » Sun May 20, 2012 11:27 pm

Wow I was there last week. Didn't see that coming.
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Re: Globe Article on upcoming station renovations..

Postby jwhite07 » Mon May 21, 2012 7:56 am

I suppose renovations were overdue, but one thing I always liked about Orient Heights was the unique Art Deco lettering on the canopy at the busway...

http://world.nycsubway.org/perl/show?35466

I wonder if any thought was given to saving the lettering and incorporating it into the new station somewhere?

(edit - Just noticed a couple of earlier posts. Apparently I'm not the only one!)
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Re: Globe Article on upcoming station renovations..

Postby Teamdriver » Mon May 21, 2012 8:47 am

One thing I always enjoyed was the show in the morning of female talent, sweet !
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Re: Globe Article on upcoming station renovations..

Postby wicked » Mon May 21, 2012 11:13 am

I was a semi-regular user of Orient Heights in high school (mid-'90s), and I never even noticed the lettering. Any chance it's newer?
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Re: Globe Article on upcoming station renovations..

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Mon May 21, 2012 11:17 am

I had been using the station every day for the last year. They took the sign down a few weeks ago before demolition. I went to the trolley show in Boston, expecting to see the Ward Map people selling it. They were not. I hope its being preserved and not sold for scrap.
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Re: Globe Article on upcoming station renovations..

Postby sery2831 » Mon May 21, 2012 12:37 pm

With some hope it can be incorporated into the new station :) And those letters were there from the start.

I HOPE Ward Maps was able to get the maps from inside the station. Those were some gems.
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Re: Globe Article on upcoming station renovations..

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Mon May 21, 2012 3:15 pm

sery2831 wrote:With some hope it can be incorporated into the new station :) And those letters were there from the start.


I am right there with you John. I hope its the case. I never saw a public meeting notice or hearing. So i have never seen any of the renderings of whats to come. I find it odd that the T has nothing on there website other then this.
http://www.mbta.com/about_the_mbta/t_pr ... p?id=16403

edited to add I found this
http://www.mbta.com/uploadedimages/Abou ... orient.jpg
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