Walsh vetoes landmark status for Citgo Sign, but signs agreement that will keep the beacon up for at least 30 years

The Boston Business Journal reports on a deal between Walsh, Boston University, which owns the building the giant red triangular flasher sits on and Related Beal, which has a deal with BU to knock down much of the block and put up new office space.

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It's a suburbanite thing.

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the majority of the people that care about that silly sign are suburbanite sportsball fans.

take that crap down and put up something that represents Boston.

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Replace it

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with the Fontaine's chicken.

Say what you want

about the sign getting landmark status, the lead here is another shining example of developers having Marty in their pocket.

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Meanwhile, Marty is

No doubt looking to ear-mark a city structure to memorialize himself a la Ray Flynn Bridge... Citgo shall outlast them both!

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Ray Flynn doesn't have a bridge named after him

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Meanwhile, the guy who served between Flynn and Walsh had, off the top of my head, a wing of a library, a community center, and a wing of the hospital he gave to Boston University named after him, all while he was in office.

Flynn got a part of the Marine Industrial Park named after him, 20 years after leaving office.

Fair enough

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Each side gave a little bit and in the end we get something that is good for everyone. I know this is unfamiliar these days - compromise that is - but it's how things are SUPPOSED to work.

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New design at the same location!

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How about a contest for artists to submit even better neon designs including local art schools? Compare the current design and possibilities for an even better design!