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Old February 22nd, 2015, 03:14 AM   #921
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The communities along the SMART corridor have historic centers, and they (understandably) want architecture that exists harmoniously with the surrounding structures.

Similarly, people generally do not wear polka-dot and plaid simultaneously.
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 04:38 AM   #922
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 05:06 AM   #923
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No, no. That's what my FAMILY says. Personally, I've always been quite fashion-blind. (And proud of it!!)
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 05:08 AM   #924
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Power to you for it!!
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 09:23 AM   #925
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 06:42 PM   #926
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Yeah, maybe if Mr. LeCorbusier could please make his way over to top the architecture forum.
Either way, I'd prefer a Victorian to any modernist box, any time of the week.
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 07:54 PM   #927
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Pardon me you assume that I am a disciple of Le Corbusier, Because I do not like the rustic and seemingly unchanging styles of architecture in Suburbia? Quite the contrary I am a almost fanatical Urbanist, and My favorite Architectural styles are Bueax-Arts, Art-Nuevo, Art Deco, and Neo-Modern. I simply cannot stand unchanging notions of Americana that pervade the suburbs it makes me want to hit my head against my desk
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 08:03 PM   #928
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Pardon me you assume that I am a disciple of Le Corbusier, Because I do not like the rustic and seemingly unchanging styles of architecture in Suburbia? Quite the contrary I am a almost fanatical Urbanist, and My favorite Architectural styles are Bueax-Arts, Art-Nuevo, Art Deco, and Neo-Modern. I simply cannot stand unchanging notions of Americana that pervade the suburbs it makes me want to hit my head against my desk
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 09:51 PM   #929
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OK, never mind, I think we may actually be on a closer page than I though you were (to me it sounded like you were being a modernist, claiming that people need to stop "clinging" to whatever is historic). Either way, I think I may agree more so with you're opinions (at-least on what styles you have mentioned above), especially your opinions on suburbia (I despise 99% of the Kitsch crap, McMansions, and Faux-colonial styles of suburbia).
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 10:16 PM   #930
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I think historic structures are, important to who we are I just think we should stop trying to re-create history.
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 10:46 PM   #931
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While I understand your point, I honestly would prefer not to think about architectural styles as "stuck to one era". Either way, that's one of the reasons why I tend to prefer Victorian architecture: it still has all of the detail, and charm of older buildings, but incorporates a lot of newer and more original designs, layouts, etc.
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 11:03 PM   #932
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Fair enough but we are on this particular thread to discuss public transportation especially in the SF Bay Area, and let us not bug the good commenters here with discussions of Architecture. If you want to PM about this that's cool. On a Related note is there any news on Transbay Phase 2?
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Old February 23rd, 2015, 02:00 AM   #933
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Ok, well now that that's settled, back to transit. Anyway, I'm very excited to see what the thing will look like with High speed rail service.
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Old February 25th, 2015, 09:56 PM   #934
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Old March 6th, 2015, 06:21 AM   #935
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2015.03.16 - closing of Evelyn Station (VTA light rail) in Mountain View, CA

It's now official. The station opened in 1999.



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Evelyn is scheduled to be demolished and removed as part of the Mountain View Light Rail Double Track Project, which is adding a second set of track between the Mountain View and Whisman stations. The rail corridor in this area is not wide enough to accommodate both the new track and the existing station. In addition, Evelyn is the second least utilized station in the system, with an average of less than 70 boardings and exits a day.
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Speaking of VTA, they have just released new plans for bus changes. What do you guys think?
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Speaking of VTA, they have just released new plans for bus changes. What do you guys think?
I think the direct Diridon-Mineta bus is a good idea.

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Old March 13th, 2015, 03:10 PM   #939
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Montague LRT station in Milpitas will be closed temporarily on 23 March, as part of BART Silicon Valley extension:

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Old March 15th, 2015, 11:54 AM   #940
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I was thinking they should extend San Jose light rail (VTA) to Sunnyvale and Mountain View (one branch) and Los Gatos (other branch).
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